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    Spring or not spring touring saddle?

    Just wondered of the pros/cons of springs on a touring saddle?

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    They look cool!

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    Here is what Sheldon Brown says.
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    Wow, aren't other people stupid? It's a good thing that we're so smart. Yay us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big50_1 View Post
    Just wondered of the pros/cons of springs on a touring saddle?

    Pros: Lots of people find that they're more comfortable.

    Cons: Sometimes you get stuck with a squeaky one.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    I just wonder if the springs are designed for a 150 lb rider.

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    The brooks saddle springs are pretty stiff, fine for clyde..

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    Here is what Sheldon Brown says.
    That B90/3 looks like something you'd see in a sadistic dentist's office.
    Craig in Indy

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    I ride a B17 and my wife rides the flyer. She is 140lbs give or take and doen't really notice the springs. She also is not very observant so who knows. Myself at 210 dont miss the springs. Now like Sheldon Brown says, my bars are below my seat and she rides more upright so thats probably why I dont miss the springs. I decided no springs purely on a looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    That B90/3 looks like something you'd see in a sadistic dentist's office.
    LOL

    There is also NO danger of it ever blowing away in a wind storm either.

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