Flyer Imperial

£ 90
Flyer Imperial

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Made in England
£ 90
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The traditional Flyer meets Imperial comfort.

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  • Length : 275mm
  • Width : 175mm
  • Height : 105mm
  • Weight : 860g
  • Frame : Steel
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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
01/12/2013
Written by Steve Force
Flyer Imperial
Steve in New York,

About five years ago I bought a Flyer Special saddle. I loved it. I rode 25 to 35 miles a day 5 days a week. Two years later I retired at 65 years old and one of my dreams was to bike across the United States. I started on the west coast and found myself doing 60 to 70 miles a day. After 6 days of 60 plus miles a day, my rear end was killing me. The Flyer Special saddle (for me) was great for 35 miles. But doing more mileage was killing me. (rear end wise) I stopped at a bicycle store to get a new saddle and the mechanic said that a Imperial saddle with a cut out should do the trick. I bought the Imperial and it was true. Riding 60 plus miles didn't bother me. I mailed the Flyer home and continued with my cross country. When I got home - 3 months later, I e-mailed Brooks and asked if they would ever make a Imperial Flyer. I was e-mailed back that in the past they had experimented with the idea but it did not work out. Now one month ago I find that they came out with a cut out saddle and springs. I ordered one (it came from Italy) to New York where I live. So far, I have put on a little over 500 miles (805 km) and all I can say is WOW! The first day I rode it 75 miles (120 km) and I never felt better. For anybody who likes the Flyer and anyone who likes the Imperial - I say get this saddle. True, it's heavy, but if you do long distance touring like I do, weight doesn't mean too much. I wish I had this on my first tour.
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22/07/2014
Written by william porter
Flyer Imperial
This is my first leather bicycle seat I have ever bought, It was expensive but worth every penny! No break in period was required for this saddle; it was comfortable right out of the box. Not to mention it looks great on my black path racer (daily rider). I ride with no padding in my pants and have had no pain whatsoever (normaly common with modern seats). I cannot stress enough how happy I am with this seat, I highly recommend it for all long distance riders and anyone who just wants a comfortable ride. I am never buying a synthetic, modern seat again. I’m now a brooks devotee for life.
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22/07/2014
Written by william porter
Flyer Imperial
This is my first leather bicycle seat I have ever bought, It was expensive but worth every penny! No break in period was required for this saddle; it was comfortable right out of the box. Not to mention it looks great on my black path racer (daily rider). I ride with no padding in my pants and have had no pain whatsoever (normaly common with modern seats). I cannot stress enough how happy I am with this seat, I highly recommend it for all long distance riders and anyone who just wants a comfortable ride. I am never buying a synthetic, modern seat again. I’m now a brooks devotee for life.
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01/12/2013
Written by Steve Force
Flyer Imperial
Steve in New York,

About five years ago I bought a Flyer Special saddle. I loved it. I rode 25 to 35 miles a day 5 days a week. Two years later I retired at 65 years old and one of my dreams was to bike across the United States. I started on the west coast and found myself doing 60 to 70 miles a day. After 6 days of 60 plus miles a day, my rear end was killing me. The Flyer Special saddle (for me) was great for 35 miles. But doing more mileage was killing me. (rear end wise) I stopped at a bicycle store to get a new saddle and the mechanic said that a Imperial saddle with a cut out should do the trick. I bought the Imperial and it was true. Riding 60 plus miles didn't bother me. I mailed the Flyer home and continued with my cross country. When I got home - 3 months later, I e-mailed Brooks and asked if they would ever make a Imperial Flyer. I was e-mailed back that in the past they had experimented with the idea but it did not work out. Now one month ago I find that they came out with a cut out saddle and springs. I ordered one (it came from Italy) to New York where I live. So far, I have put on a little over 500 miles (805 km) and all I can say is WOW! The first day I rode it 75 miles (120 km) and I never felt better. For anybody who likes the Flyer and anyone who likes the Imperial - I say get this saddle. True, it's heavy, but if you do long distance touring like I do, weight doesn't mean too much. I wish I had this on my first tour.
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05/05/2015
Written by David Levinger
Flyer Imperial
I bought the saddle for a long touring trip, and it performed magnificently.



After less than a year, however, it has started to squeak annoyingly. I have tried to adjust the tension there, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. I looked for places on your website where you might have suggestions for what to do, but did not find any. Please pass along any suggestions. Thanks!
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14/11/2013
Written by Kim Bucknole
Flyer Imperial
I use a Flyer Special on one of my bicycles and have often pondered whether a cut-out would be an improvement. On another machine I have a Selle An-Atomica (unsprung) and I find that very comfortable. Clearly greater minds have been thinking too. I imagine that Brooks will make the Flyer Imperial available in brown and honey too, in due course. I look forward to trying this new model, perhaps on my current work-in-progress tourer.
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06/11/2014
Written by Rod Cardoza
Flyer Imperial
Purchased the Flyer Imperial from Brooksengland . com site and was looking forward to breaking it in but it's been squeaking loudly, so I applied some oil to the tensioner and began to snug it up, but the tensioner wrench that came with the saddle stripped out! The standard wrench is of very poor quality and an open end 14 mm spanner is too big while a 13 mm open end spanner is too small. Very strange size tensioner bolt. I'm stuck until I can get a tensioner wrench that will work properly. Where can I get one that won't strip out so soon?
 
A> the tensioners are not shaped like a normal spanner it sounds as though you have not got it fastened on the bolt properly.
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05/05/2015
Written by David Levinger
Flyer Imperial
I bought the saddle for a long touring trip, and it performed magnificently.



After less than a year, however, it has started to squeak annoyingly. I have tried to adjust the tension there, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. I looked for places on your website where you might have suggestions for what to do, but did not find any. Please pass along any suggestions. Thanks!
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06/11/2014
Written by Rod Cardoza
Flyer Imperial
Purchased the Flyer Imperial from Brooksengland . com site and was looking forward to breaking it in but it's been squeaking loudly, so I applied some oil to the tensioner and began to snug it up, but the tensioner wrench that came with the saddle stripped out! The standard wrench is of very poor quality and an open end 14 mm spanner is too big while a 13 mm open end spanner is too small. Very strange size tensioner bolt. I'm stuck until I can get a tensioner wrench that will work properly. Where can I get one that won't strip out so soon?
 
A> the tensioners are not shaped like a normal spanner it sounds as though you have not got it fastened on the bolt properly.
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14/11/2013
Written by Kim Bucknole
Flyer Imperial
I use a Flyer Special on one of my bicycles and have often pondered whether a cut-out would be an improvement. On another machine I have a Selle An-Atomica (unsprung) and I find that very comfortable. Clearly greater minds have been thinking too. I imagine that Brooks will make the Flyer Imperial available in brown and honey too, in due course. I look forward to trying this new model, perhaps on my current work-in-progress tourer.
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