Had to drop from 28s to 25s to get mudguards on. It’s a shame, and it feels like I have teleported back to 1972 on them. (Been on 30c on my Factor for a while now).
As to the leather saddle in this weather, Brooks seems to be very popular here, it’s always wet here in winter, so based on that quaggaesque logic, I am 100% sure it will be fine. To be fair, I wanted the Cambian but they didn’t have a one in tan in the shop….