Folding Bikes - hornless bike seats
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01-25-07, 07:58 AM
Anyone here use one of those hornless bike seats on their folder?
what brand and comments?
i googled bike seats history and the horn is apparently for aiding in turns. probably on fast bikes in races??? would a folder be more comfortable with a hornless seat?
01-25-07, 02:18 PM
Forgive me for being un-edgimucated, but what is a horn and what's it doing on my seat!!! ;) Seriously, I've never heard of it before,
You mean this?
I've never tried it. Don't see it being used very much at all.
01-25-07, 03:53 PM
I'm currently using this seat.
And spent about 6 months with a seat called the Spongy Wonder from Canada. (That was not such a good design).
Here are some quick thoughts:
- these seats require some trial and error in adjustment for the greatest amount of comfort (I like a slight tilt forward);
- if you have grown up riding a bicycle, guiding it by applying pressure with the insides of your thighs against the nose of the seat becomes second nature ... a control option which is lost when the seat has no nose. Vertical control is all done with your arms.
The Comfort Seat has not been a "revelation". But it's been a good value for me.
Eventually the whole issue of weight on my Truly Sensitive Areas will be moot. I'll need to move to a recumbent, anyway, to solve the problems with my elbows and wrists not being able to handle the weight involved in riding a traditional frame.
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