Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-13, 09:53 AM   #1
Biker395 
Seat Sniffer
Thread Starter
 
Biker395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Bikes: 2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 1996 Colnago Decor Super C96; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
Posts: 3,615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Worst Looking Saddle You've Ever Seen

Commuting to work along the beach, I see a lot of trashed bikes, and a lot of them have pretty trashy saddles. Given my reputation as a seat sniffer, I thought I'd start a thread for the worst of the worst.

Seen this morning ... now this can't be comfortable:



And of course, there is this:

http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html
__________________
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
www.photo395.com
Biker395 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-13, 10:28 AM   #2
berner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bristol, R. I.
Bikes: Specialized Secteur, old Peugeot
Posts: 2,254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
With that saddle on your bike, theft is a thing of the past.
berner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-13, 10:57 AM   #3
crazyb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hills of Iowa
Bikes: all diamond frames
Posts: 1,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
No pics, but have seen quite a few old brooks that looked pretty ratty
crazyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-13, 11:36 AM   #4
ijsbrand
Senior Member
 
ijsbrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: the Low countries
Bikes:
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is a whole website devoted to the saddles mounted on bikes in Amsterdam -- where most people ride old beaters that they hope are not attractive for thieves.
ijsbrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 04:00 AM   #5
irwin7638
Senior Member
 
irwin7638's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Bikes: Byron,Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy
Posts: 2,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
It's not an old beater, but it is by far the most ridiculous thing I have seen on a bike.


My girlfriend wanted to know what size batteries it used.

Marc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg images+%u002525289%2529.jpg (7.0 KB, 157 views)
irwin7638 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 06:11 AM   #6
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,528
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
It's not an old beater, but it is by far the most ridiculous thing I have seen on a bike.


My girlfriend wanted to know what size batteries it used.
That thing is seriously out there on the strange scale. The "fingers" rock side-to-side as you pedal - right? I wonder what it feels like.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 06:32 AM   #7
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,324
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
I tried one for 268 miles.

When you push down to pedal with one leg, the saddle pushes up on the other leg.



__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

Last edited by 10 Wheels; 09-20-13 at 06:36 AM.
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 06:41 AM   #8
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,324
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
pillow

Attached Images
File Type: jpg pillow butt.jpg (97.2 KB, 43 views)
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 06:52 AM   #9
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,528
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I tried one for 268 miles.

When you push down to pedal with one leg, the saddle pushes up on the other leg.
I'm thinking you were less than delighted with it or you would have ridden it for at least 269 miles.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 06:57 AM   #10
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,324
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I'm thinking you were less than delighted with it or you would have ridden it for at least 269 miles.
Thought it may work on a touring bike, where one sits straight up.

That didn't work either.

__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 07:14 AM   #11
Biker395 
Seat Sniffer
Thread Starter
 
Biker395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Bikes: 2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 1996 Colnago Decor Super C96; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
Posts: 3,615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
It's not an old beater, but it is by far the most ridiculous thing I have seen on a bike.


My girlfriend wanted to know what size batteries it used.

Marc
Wow ... that's definitely a different approach to the same problem.

From that perspective, it looks an old TV antenna to me.
__________________
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
www.photo395.com
Biker395 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 09:21 AM   #12
TromboneAl
Senior Member
 
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Far, Far Northern California
Bikes: 1997 Specialized M2Pro
Posts: 2,875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Or like the aliens in Cowboys versus Aliens.

TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 10:40 AM   #13
leob1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle of the road, NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 2,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
When I was younger, I had a bike with a Brooks saddle. It was very nice. It lived on the bike in the garage. When I got rid of the bike, I took the saddle off and put it on a shelf. A few years go by and one day I think of if, and wanted to give it some TLC and use it.
So I go fetch it and find out that a nice leather Brooks saddle can get very, very moldy. Top and bottom. It was nasty and beyond repair.
leob1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 02:50 PM   #14
Pamestique 
Shredding Grandma!
 
Pamestique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes: I don't own any bikes
Posts: 4,795
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
There is this guy; I have seen him a few times, who rides his mountain bike in Chino Hills without a saddle. Darn thing just aint there! I asked why (for gosh sakes) and he always just says "training"... Training for what!?!?! I would be fearful of falling back and hitting the seatpost stem... can't imagine that would be good!
__________________
______________________________________________________________

Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.
Pamestique is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-13, 03:04 PM   #15
Greyride
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
There is this guy; I have seen him a few times, who rides his mountain bike in Chino Hills without a saddle. Darn thing just aint there! I asked why (for gosh sakes) and he always just says "training"... Training for what!?!?! I would be fearful of falling back and hitting the seatpost stem... can't imagine that would be good!
Training to be a eunuch. Yikes
Greyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-13, 01:06 AM   #16
RollinGeezer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Marysville, WA, USA
Bikes: Ancient Conglomeration, new one being built
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wish I had taken a picture of the seat on my original bike that had been chained to a fence outside for a few years before I got it. Was relatively comfortable after applying a layer of duct tape. My kids got me a new one for Xmas (I think to end THEIR embarrassment.
RollinGeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:42 PM.