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Old 05-22-07, 11:10 AM   #1
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Saddle thread to end all Saddle threads

I don't know how many of have seen this. I thought it was a real hoot .

http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html
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Old 05-22-07, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 05-22-07, 11:35 AM   #3
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I think I'm riding one of these!
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I think I've owned a couple just like that one
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OUTRAGE ALERT!

I've just been informed that Terry Fly Ti saddles are on back order, in part because OCP's the world over are ordering them like mad. I'm going to have to wait two weeks to get mine.

We now return you to the scheduled thread. Had this been a true emergency......
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You can't be!!! It doesn't show the Spikes.
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And then there was this ad by Specialized:

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And then there was this ad by Specialized:

Bwahahahahahaaa! That's hilarious!

That's the ladies' model, right? >naughty grin<
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Old 05-22-07, 06:23 PM   #9
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I sometimes have to approve advertising, there is no way I would have approved that one!

But biking gear companies run a lot of these kind of ads. As do many other companies.
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I sometimes have to approve advertising, there is no way I would have approved that one!

But biking gear companies run a lot of these kind of ads. As do many other companies.

Europead advertising is sometimes a different animal than it is in this country. For example: (I hope the link works) http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...q=need+glasses
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I kinda wish it hadn't!
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Have seen the rock saddle. Prefer the granite model myself.
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Have seen the rock saddle. Prefer the granite model myself.
Would we call that rolling stoned?
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My club has one of those. It's mounted as a trophy and is called the Stone Saddle Award. It's given each year to a high-mileage rider, recumbents excluded. It went this past year to young (HS, college?) girl.
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Old 05-23-07, 05:35 AM   #15
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omg that was funny! Did you all check out the other fine shelbroco products? LOL!!!
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I think an even better trophy saddle would be an axe head mounted on a seat post.
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Old 05-23-07, 09:55 AM   #17
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Lord Sheldon of Brown and Dr. Evil "Tom" Deakins have, well... nuanced minds...
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Saddles, we don't need no stinkin saddles..
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Old 05-23-07, 11:21 AM   #19
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Is that, like, the flip side of sword swallowing?
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Now that I am fully acclimated to lwb recumbent seats, I do look at some roadie saddles and 'medieval torture device' is the only thing that comes to mind. I just don't know how you guys do it. Of course, at 59, I guess I'm an old guy. You get a different perspective. bk
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Wasn't that stone saddle made by the Ki Ki corporation? Their motto is Ki, ki, kripes that's hard.
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I've just been informed that Terry Fly Ti saddles are on back order, in part because OCP's the world over are ordering them like mad. I'm going to have to wait two weeks to get mine...............................
I was wondering who else may be using my favored saddle. I am a rather happy user of Terry Fly saddles for long distance biking (100+/day) consecutive. Use it on Treck Madone and Trail bike.
The Bontragger Race light were impossible for consecutive centuries.
I have tried many other saddles and Terry is a good choice.
Brooks is pretty and was comfortable when new. Brooks is an issue for long wet tours. Cannot keep them dry. The leather deformed and the rivets started digging in my rear. Ruined two Brooks that way. Not to mention the skin on my rear end.
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I was wondering who else may be using my favored saddle. I am a rather happy user of Terry Fly saddles for long distance biking (100+/day) consecutive. Use it on Treck Madone and Trail bike.
The Bontragger Race light were impossible for consecutive centuries.
I have tried many other saddles and Terry is a good choice.
Brooks is pretty and was comfortable when new. Brooks is an issue for long wet tours. Cannot keep them dry. The leather deformed and the rivets started digging in my rear. Ruined two Brooks that way. Not to mention the skin on my rear end.
I have a Terry Fly in the garage that I use occasionally. Since I bought the Specialized Dolce I use it all the time on the Madone. I keep switching saddles on the 1800C but I don't do long rides on it.

I have a Brooks B-17 in the garage and have only used it once. I liked it but just haven't put it back on any on the bikes. I'm thinking about putting it on the 1800C since I ride in a more upright position on it.

I took the Bontragers off each of the Trek road bikes. Those things caused problems after about 30 miles I still have the Bontrager on the mountain bike but I haven't put enough miles on it to determine if it's going to be comfortable.
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