How do I stop a Brooks saddle from creaking?

Of course, it only creaks when I'm riding on it, but not riding on it isn't really an option.

It's a Brooks B17, steel frame, about six months old. I don't mind it much, but it drives Mrs Uncle Phil up the wall.

Tension it? Spread the rivets? Oil it?
Often it's 'dry' threads on the nose bolt. Get some heavy-duty grease on the bolt (back it off a bit, grease, tighten up again etc) - Worked for me :tongue: .


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I think this is a fairly normal 'feature' of the wonderful Brooks saddles. A dainty drop of 3in1 on the nose assembly bolt seemed to permanently cure my B17. The woman's springy B67 needed a bit of grease in the same place, and a drip of oil on the rear spring retaining bolts.
There's no need to live with the squeak, it's so much nicer cruising along silently like a ninja ghost (until the SPD starts creaking).
Amanda P

Amanda P

Splendid advice. A drop of Mr Duckham's finest on that nose bolt has cured the problem. We're now back in ninja ghost mode.

(Well, we will be when Mrs Uncle Phil gets around to lubing her chain).
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