Brooks Swift Repair

Problem - note how far back the rail holding U shaped shackle sits on the nose piece. Yes, it sits all the way back and thus no more room to tension the leather saddle. One or two rides and the shackle will cant off the nose piece.
Question - How to solve this without re riveting the nose of the leather shorter. Any thoughts ?
My only reasonable thought is to forge a new shackle that is longer, and would then seat further up the nose piece. All these parts are titanium and the forged piece would be made of heat treated steel.

Let me know your thoughts.


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