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    Junior Member Hill Slug's Avatar
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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?
    thanks
    Hill Slug

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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,
    Juan

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    No Rocket Surgeon eubi's Avatar
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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.
    Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

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    Senior Member Nate1952's Avatar
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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.
    Even the old horse in the barn still dreams of galloping a thousand miles....

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