If you have ever ridden a Brooks saddle and broken one in, you know how lovely it is to have a custom fitted saddle to your very own butt. Sometimes things go south and you snap a rail on your beloved friend. You have been through so much together, you don't want to give up on it now. The beauty of the Brooks is the repairability. As demonstrated above, with a new rail, rivets and a hammer you can reincarnate your broken saddle. I loved my first Professional, after I broke it in, until the rail snapped. I repaired it and it lives again on my new Affinity LoPro!