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Old 09-04-02, 06:49 AM   #1
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The Spongy Wonder bicycle seat

If you have used the Spongy wonder seat please tell us about it.


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Old 09-04-02, 07:08 AM   #2
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I bet they make you sign a legal release upon purchase.

Looks like it might be a tad painfull if you mis align.
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Old 09-04-02, 07:27 AM   #3
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I bet they make you sign a legal release upon purchase.

Looks like it might be a tad painfull if you mis align.
Ouch - the exposed saddle rails do look like they could hurt a man's ... err ... ahhh ....... pride.

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Old 09-04-02, 07:35 AM   #4
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Sing soprano instantly with the Auto-Castrator! Looks like it was designed by Spanish Inquisitors. Very nice!
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Old 09-04-02, 07:51 AM   #5
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Looks like the kind of seat you might use if you ride on airless tires.
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Old 09-04-02, 08:09 AM   #6
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What an awful looking saddle. Looks like you trade numb plums for bedsores on the butt. Are they serious about this product?
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Old 09-04-02, 08:28 AM   #7
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Nothing new with this one. It is a rip-off of the "Comfort Seat" of the 1970's. I used one for about 18 months. It was a novelty. I suppose it would be welcomed by someone with a bad prostrate. Otherwise, it was just kinda nostalgic.

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Old 09-04-02, 09:18 AM   #8
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What about those that have big bums? I guess that might help, if they could get a larger version. (Hee-hee)
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Old 09-04-02, 11:05 AM   #9
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I seen a guy on a ride last weekend with a seat like that. Wasn't that seat but it was the basic design. He said that it took a couple of weeks to get used to it but now he wouldn't trade it for anything. He said that at first u feel like u'r falling forward on it till u get used to it. He did 110 miles that day.
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Nothing new with this one. It is a rip-off of the "Comfort Seat" of the 1970's.
They go back farther than that. I have seen a picture of something very like it in an ad from the 1890s. There IS nothing new under the sun.

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He said that at first u feel like u'r falling forward on it till u get used to it.
To which I can only say, "No, thanks." Anything that forces my weight onto my hands will never find a place on my bike.
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If you would like a little more padding in that design theres the old standard http://www.heartlandamerica.com/cgi-...2&hiword=3522+
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Old 09-04-02, 05:39 PM   #12
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Yes, Hillyman, that is the '70's Comfort Seat exactly. It looks like they chinced the mounting hardware, but the seat pads are EXACT. They must have used old stock for the retro-build.
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I thought it was called the "Easy Seat" in the 1970s. This is what happens when a noncyclist trys to design bicycle components. I'll keep my 30-year-old, 45K-mile Brooks Pro, thank you.
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This is what happens when a noncyclist trys to design bicycle components.
How cheap are these seats? Looks like you might be able to adapt them to be used as armpads for aero bars. |8^)
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I would rather cycle with numb nuts and a sore arse, before I ever go near that saddle!!!
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I would rather cycle with numb nuts and a sore arse, before I ever go near that saddle!!!
C'mon guys. Admit it. We all want one of these saddles. It's just that we're going through a phase of denial. It's good to open up, let our true feelings come out.

Slowly, but inexorably, I find myself drawn to one.
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Bokkie, there is a saying from your part of the woods that goes something like this....dankie, maar nee dankie!!!
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See what I mean, denial.

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NO, NEVEEERRRRRR!!!!! The force is strong within me!!!

I'll rather sit on this
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Surely that's for those cold winter days?!

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Personally I'd rather have Sheldon Brown's
REAL MENS SADDLE
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I thought it was called the "Easy Seat" in the 1970s. This is what happens when a noncyclist trys to design bicycle components. I'll keep my 30-year-old, 45K-mile Brooks Pro, thank you.
THAT'S IT, JOHN, You are correct! It was the 'EASY SEAT', not the 'Comfort Seat'. I goofed the name.

Good memory, John.

By the way, I will sell mine with the box for $35.00. It is in great shape.
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This one here will sting a little.....a beehive on a bike, ouch!

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Hey Bokkie, take a look at this baby!!!
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