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    Get A Life - Get A Bike cheeseflavor's Avatar
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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

    Steve

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    My toupé doesn't need any goo.

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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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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    *sigh*

    The insanity
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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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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.....
    Ride your Ride!!

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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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    Get A Life - Get A Bike cheeseflavor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    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!

    Steve

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    Enough with your saddle reports!!!!!

    Your last one on the Alias (2007) cost me a $100!!!!!! Knock it off!
    Carpe who?

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    I always thought toupes were for the other end. Biking is a strange world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseflavor

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

    Steve

    I'll bet she does, but patience and restraint is keeping her from doing it.
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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    Enough with your saddle reports!!!!!

    Your last one on the Alias (2007) cost me a $100!!!!!! Knock it off!
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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticwanos
    I'll bet she does, but patience and restraint is keeping her from doing it.
    I have a few ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseLouise
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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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    Ain't Easy Being Cheesy CheeseLouise's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    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.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    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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