Fitting a new seat ( the one that came with the bike hurts me and causes numbness )
I am looking on ebay for a good seat new or in very good used condition. The seat that came with my bike hurts me. It is a San Marco that came with my 1986 Schwinn Prelude. Is there a formula for seat width? The middle of my seat bones is about 130 millimeters apart. I seem to be drawn to the the Selle Italia seats. They look great. What width should I be looking for? Any recommendations on a nice seat for around $ 40 or $50 new or used?
Every butties different...
My experience echos BFP's
Try some saddles. Group rides, buddies might be a way to check some out. I went thru a few saddles before I found one that worked. Then I bought 5 more of them and put them away before they could change the mold or model. I wound up with an Avocet O2air. I have two brand new, wore out two and have two mounted on different bikes. But, I rode a few from shops, a few from buddies that had one sitting around and I bought a few and then sold them pretty quickly. It was such a process it moved me to buy up some stock.
Originally Posted by BikeFitPro