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    Seat Sniffer Biker395's Avatar
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    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:

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    With that saddle on your bike, theft is a thing of the past.

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    No pics, but have seen quite a few old brooks that looked pretty ratty

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    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.

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    It's not an old beater, but it is by far the most ridiculous thing I have seen on a bike.
    images+%u002525289%2529.jpg

    My girlfriend wanted to know what size batteries it used.

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    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.
    images+%u002525289%2529.jpg

    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.

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    I tried one for 268 miles.

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



    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 09-20-13 at 06:36 AM.
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    [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)
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    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.

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    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]
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    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.
    images+%u002525289%2529.jpg

    My girlfriend wanted to know what size batteries it used.

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

    From that perspective, it looks an old TV antenna to me.
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    Or like the aliens in Cowboys versus Aliens.

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    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.
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    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!
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    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

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    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.

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