My beloved brooks saddle, which was about 30 or so years old (coming off an old Raleigh 3spd), broke. The leather tore at one of the rivets and the result was uncomfortable, protruding metal in an unwanted place. So sad to see the old saddle expire, but so happy with the new one.
I decided on a flower embossed B-18, with special vertical springs. I love it- comfy and cute. Supposedly an early 1900's replica, this seat is a showpiece.