Got myself a Brooks B17 for my commute and touring bike as it gets so many recommendations - does it ever soften up or get comfortable?
Done about 300+ miles on it now and it's a bit of a pain - if I angle it so it's comfortable I tend to slip off the front so have to keep pushing back with my arms and adjusting my position every 20 seconds or so, if I angle it back so I don't slip off the front I find it very painful as the nose is so hard and tends to put pressure on the bit I don't want to put pressure on. It still feels like a hard cricket ball when you rap your knuckles on it, is there anything I can do to speed up the breaking in process, I have the proofide stuff but that just seems to make it more slippery - I even thought of taking a hammer to it the other day! I'm not breaking it in, I think it's breaking me in!?
Any tips, apart from do more miles?