Nobody wrote:So Rifraf, is the bolt busted or what?
Ok I've spent hours reading on the subject and the best I can come up with is that most issues are related to tension.
Bearing this in mind and the suggestions here and from wiggle I decided to dig a little deeper into the saddle.
I'm sorry but I didnt take photos but the links I'll add will hopefully add some clarity.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VY9lef3Ripw/S ... Grease.jpg
shows whats described/labelled "tension shakle".
This link :
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VY9lef3Ripw/S ... nParts.jpg
Shows whats described/labelled "nose piece"
shows their relationship with the "tension bolt"
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VY9lef3Ripw/S ... G_1574.JPG
In my saddle for an unknown reason the "shackle" had twisted inside the "nose piece" despite feeling like it was of a decent
amount of preload (tension).
Rather than sitting on the two edges/sides of the "nose piece" the "shackle" was down on one side and into the "nose piece"
twisting the "tension bolt" to one side as per my photos.
I've released all tension and removed the "tension bolt" to examine for damage (none I can see).
I carefully put everything back together taking care to make sure the "shackle" mounts both edges of the nose piece (sitting on the edges) and I've added up what I feel to be an appropriate amount of "tension".
Shame there's not some torque figures to go by curtesy of Brooks but perhaps there's too much variance in the types of leather used.
Hope this all makes sense
Links for pics curtesy of :
http://pedaldamnit.blogspot.com.au/2010 ... anium.html