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Old 09-26-06, 06:10 PM   #1
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Praying science finds a cure

I just can't seem to help myself. I was just browsing eBay, innocently enough, and there it was. Not even available on store shelves yet. And, a buy-it-now at a price that I just couldn't pass up. An '07 Specialized Toupe Gel.

For those of you familiar with the Toupe, you know it's light, and not much more than a platform. The Gel is a bit more padded (it has a thin layer of gel added to the top). After about 100 miles (including a 43 mile ride), I can report at this time that it's one comfortable saddle!



Poor Linda, I don't think she knows what to do

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Old 09-26-06, 07:43 PM   #2
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My toupé doesn't need any goo.
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Old 09-26-06, 08:19 PM   #3
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There is a cure, but you'll need to bring your wallet to my address for the treatment.
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Old 09-26-06, 08:35 PM   #4
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*sigh*

The insanity
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I'm intrigued. I just love science. Let me know how it does on a longer rides of say 60+ miles.....
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I just want new 105 covers for my shifters on account of they be scratched...much cheaper than a saddle..
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I just want new 105 covers for my shifters on account of they be scratched...much cheaper than a saddle..
True, but much harder on the behind on longer rides!

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Old 09-27-06, 06:18 AM   #8
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Enough with your saddle reports!!!!!

Your last one on the Alias (2007) cost me a $100!!!!!! Knock it off!
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I always thought toupes were for the other end. Biking is a strange world.
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I always thought toupes were for the other end. Biking is a strange world.
However, with this toupe, you definitely have to part your hair down the middle
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Poor Linda, I don't think she knows what to do

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I'll bet she does, but patience and restraint is keeping her from doing it.
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Enough with your saddle reports!!!!!

Your last one on the Alias (2007) cost me a $100!!!!!! Knock it off!
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I'll bet she does, but patience and restraint is keeping her from doing it.
I have a few ideas
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Just think what that saddle will be worth in 6 months time. Nicely run in and polished once a week to keep the "NEW" lustre on it. Only problem is that it will not look that good sitting on a shelf in the garage when the replacement is being tested .

I have given up on new saddles. What I need is a new butt.
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Just think what that saddle will be worth in 6 months time. Nicely run in and polished once a week to keep the "NEW" lustre on it. Only problem is that it will not look that good sitting on a shelf in the garage when the replacement is being tested .
You assume it will be 6 months before the next saddle!
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Enough with your saddle reports!!!!!

Your last one on the Alias (2007) cost me a $100!!!!!! Knock it off!
BTW, I got an Alias 143, and THAT IS MY FIT!!
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The cure is Advanced Hair Studios' implants.

I cannot believe anyone would name anything bicycling a toupe. That goes with Trek's Madone (I bet you think it's pronounced Mad-own, but in fact it's Mad One). The marketing departments must be having a huge laugh at some riders' expense.
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The cure is Advanced Hair Studios' implants.

I cannot believe anyone would name anything bicycling a toupe. That goes with Trek's Madone (I bet you think it's pronounced Mad-own, but in fact it's Mad One). The marketing departments must be having a huge laugh at some riders' expense.
This is my favorite badly named product: The Dae Yung (Die Young) tire.

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I always thought toupes were for the other end. Biking is a strange world.
That's why it's a SPECIALized toupe .. for those that don't have a hair on their a..
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