Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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I leave the foam on if it's in good shape. However, most of the time, 20-30 year old foam is not in good shape. You can buy replacement foam, but I don't. Like Siqurdd said, I go with cork replacement. I think I get much better road feel while it still absorbs shock. If you're going to replace, go with cork, not foam.
BTW I'm assuming you ride with gloves.
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