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Old 01-25-07, 08:58 AM   #1
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hornless bike seats

Anyone here use one of those hornless bike seats on their folder?
what brand and comments?
i googled bike seats history and the horn is apparently for aiding in turns. probably on fast bikes in races??? would a folder be more comfortable with a hornless seat?
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Old 01-25-07, 03:18 PM   #2
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Forgive me for being un-edgimucated, but what is a horn and what's it doing on my seat!!! Seriously, I've never heard of it before,
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You mean this?

http://painfreecycling.com/

I've never tried it. Don't see it being used very much at all.
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I'm currently using this seat.

http://www.thecomfortseat.com/

And spent about 6 months with a seat called the Spongy Wonder from Canada. (That was not such a good design).

Here are some quick thoughts:

- these seats require some trial and error in adjustment for the greatest amount of comfort (I like a slight tilt forward);

- if you have grown up riding a bicycle, guiding it by applying pressure with the insides of your thighs against the nose of the seat becomes second nature ... a control option which is lost when the seat has no nose. Vertical control is all done with your arms.

The Comfort Seat has not been a "revelation". But it's been a good value for me.

Eventually the whole issue of weight on my Truly Sensitive Areas will be moot. I'll need to move to a recumbent, anyway, to solve the problems with my elbows and wrists not being able to handle the weight involved in riding a traditional frame.
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