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CrimsonEclipse 06-03-05 07:22 PM

I saw a bike seat recently that was just 2 pads, one for each butt cheek
(tail bone...i know) It didn't have the center crotch killer (horn).

What is it called and is it comfy?

the only thing I can see against it is you can't use the horn
against my thigh for extra balance off road.

comments?

CE

PS

Hornless seats. that's what they are!.....searching google now...

supcom 06-03-05 07:53 PM

These are gimmicks. Don't waste your money on them.

Alloy Addict 06-03-05 08:09 PM

I can't remember what they are called but they have been around for years. I saw one at a LBS today actually. I have seen many different quality levels available in the past too. I've never tried them, but have seen a them on a couple of bikes that looked like they had been on there for many miles. I guess some people like them.

Nightshade 06-03-05 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
I saw a bike seat recently that was just 2 pads, one for each butt cheek
(tail bone...i know) It didn't have the center crotch killer (horn).

What is it called and is it comfy?

the only thing I can see against it is you can't use the horn
against my thigh for extra balance off road.

comments?

CE

PS

Hornless seats. that's what they are!.....searching google now...

They are called the "ergo" seat or some crap like that. You can find'm on E-bay if you
want to buy one. I wouldn't buy one ,but it's your............butt :D :D

JavaMan 06-03-05 09:25 PM

I have made and tried several experimental bicycle seats in the past. One was similar to what you describe, with two pads only. On the test ride, I learned something important:

The horn is necessary for steering! Without it the bike was squirrely. I would tend to slide off to the side when rounding corners. It was nearly impossible to ride with no hands because (another discovery) you steer the bike with your butt! Don't even think about getting a seat like that, especially for offroad use.

KleinMp99 06-04-05 01:10 AM

You use a saddle like that if you have problems with your balls, penis, or anything in your "package" or "junk". I doubt they are more comfortable than a nice big squishy saddle.

khuon 06-04-05 01:20 AM

Hornless or ones with short-nosed saddles have been around a long time and every so often they keep getting re-invented. Here's but a few from the past.

http://www.bikecult.com/works/saddles/sunken.jpghttp://www.bikecult.com/works/saddles/easyseat.jpghttp://www.bikecult.com/works/saddles/bummer.jpghttp://www.bikecult.com/works/saddles/dbsswan.jpghttp://www.bikecult.com/works/saddles/batavfdseat1.jpg

djbrod 06-04-05 01:35 AM

I polish my shoes with the one in the middle.

samp02 06-04-05 03:11 AM

Interesting.........

particleman 11-12-05 10:09 AM

SPONGY WONDER BIKE SEAT......it ain't cheap but it works!

Katrogen 11-12-05 10:36 AM

http://www.thecomfortseat.com/images...eather-big.jpg

The comfort seat! :p

Retro Grouch 11-12-05 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
I saw a bike seat recently that was just 2 pads, What is it called and is it comfy?

EZ seat.

When I had my bike store I had a customer rave about how wonderful they were so I bought a couple - bad mistake.

I figured the best way to sell one was to put it on the customer's bike and let them try it out in the parking lot. I think that I would have done better to let them take it home and hope they didn't return it because NOBODY else liked the stupid things.

When I closed the store I stuck them in a box with a bunch of other mistakes and sold the lot to another bike shop for about $50.00.

Vanya 11-13-05 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djbrod
I polish my shoes with the one in the middle.

Kinky. But do your shoes smell funny?


Seriously...

http://www.hobsonseats.com/images/prod_easy_side.jpg

Hobson Seats

Or you could just get a Brooks.

Vanya 11-14-05 06:26 AM

On Jim Langley's FAQ there are instructions for making a sling saddle type seat using a stem, handlebars and some denim! :eek:

This is what he has to say:

"Here’s a picture of the original sling saddle as built and ridden by the inventor and noted cyclist, Dan Henry. For a while this seat was sold as The Bummer, but, as far as I can tell, it’s no longer available.


So my recommendation is to make your own. The construction is pretty straightforward and shouldn’t cost much. All you need is a stem and drop handlebars that fit together. You could use whatever’s available, maybe stuff purchased at a flea market or swap meet or even at the dump.

Assemble the stem and the bar as shown in the photo and cut and sew some dungaree material or canvas or nylon webbing or what have you, to form the sling that slips over the flat portions of the handlebar. The tricky part will be making the stem fit inside the seat tube on the frame. You’ll probably have to shim it. There are many ways to do this.

The cleanest is to get a piece of tubing and turn the outside and inside diameters down, the former to fit the frame and the latter to fit the stem, which is now the seatpost. Then slot the tubing shim you’ve created so when you tighten the seatpost binder it’ll grip and hold. I imagine a machinist could make such a shim for an hour’s worth of labor. Or you could just fashion a shim out of anything you might have around the house. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find something that works."


Just think you could fabricate your very own "Bummer"! ;)


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