General Cycling Discussion - The best way to get the sit bones width at home
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10-21-12, 10:08 PM
How would you get your sit bones width at home?
Sit on a double stack of cardboard, draw a circle around each impression; center to center of the dents is your actual width.
Keep in mind this measurement is only a starting point. Cycling is dynamic, contact points will move, and sit bones are not the only parts in touch with the saddle.
10-22-12, 01:44 AM
Ok, this is one way I didn't think of
10-22-12, 11:10 AM
A plastic bag full of sand works pretty well. The "tube sand" things are what I've used. They hold the indentations.
10-22-12, 12:46 PM
Make a saran wrap sandwich out of Silly putty, about 1/2" thick. Works like a charm, reusable and if you have kids or friends with kids you can recycle the Silly Putty. Just don't tell them what you used it for.
10-24-12, 12:17 AM
so many good solutions :bike2:
10-26-12, 03:21 PM
Remember, your "sit bone" metric decreases as you lean forward into more 'aggressive' postures, so be sure to measure it thus.
10-26-12, 09:42 PM
I take a couple of wooden pencils , lay them flat on a hard surface like a wood chair or bench a few inches apart.
Then sit on them. :) Adjust them in or out until you feel them right in the center of the pressure point. Then stand up and measure.
I like this type of measurement because its actually right where you feel direct contact with your bones/nerves, regardless of butt shape.
10-29-12, 11:26 AM
Don't worry about it, get a recumbent. :D Mmm...rolling lazy boy.
10-29-12, 11:39 AM
Get some aluminum foil and a lightly padded chair. Put a piece of foil on the chair and sit on it. And then what Werkin said.
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