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Old 09-23-09, 08:33 PM   #1
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Who knows all about Terry saddles

Right now, the Champion Flyer is the best I've tried yet, but the gosh darn thing lacks at least 1/4" of going far enough forward. I've got a Salsa seat post, and don't want to swap it out for a Thompson with less setback.

I'm specifically looking at their Cite X, as their advertising copy could have been written just for me. I'm having a bit of a tailbone problem, as well as being not quite a perfect position. Could even consider the Cite Y, X & Y representing chromosomes, I suppose.
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I have a terry Fly Tri Gel on my hybrid. Works great for the upright position. Had a Terry Fly Ti on my vintage racer. Worked great, but swapped it for a Brook's B17. Much better.

Remember: One person's best saddle - is another's instrument of torture.
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Remember: One person's best saddle - is another's instrument of torture.
Great! You've tried both. Is it at all possible that the Terry can be made to set a bit farther forward than the Brooks? This is my current quest for perfection, and I do ride pretty much upright.
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My Cite Y made it in today. Not necessairly comfortable, but it doesn't hurt. Maybe it's the design of the top; maybe it's just that I can get the fore and aft adjustment where I need it. And maybe it will work even better when I get used to it. Anyway, it handles bumps as least as well as the Champion Flyer. The nose seems a bit wider, but no sign of chaffing, at least in a short trial ride.

A point in favor of the Brooks is the slick surface. I miss it. I just may give it a treatment with something like Armor All.
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Don't use Armor All. That stuff causes some things to age prematurely and develop cracks. And surely don't Armor All a saddle. You'd slide right off the seat! And then age and crack.
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Okay, I won't. Cracks and aging don't sound good at all. Still, the Brooks is slicker'n snake snot, and that was something I liked about it.
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The Cite Y looks rather wide in the sit bone area. Do you need a saddle that wide?
I have Terry Fly saddles on my bikes. Been riding on Flys since 2003.
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Actually, I used Terry's selection guide. They considered riding position, length of ride, and lower back pain, which was the reason for changing saddles in the first place. Actually, it seems wider than needed, but in the test ride I had no problems, including chaffing. As I mentioned, the nose is distinctly wider than the Champion Flyer, but again, no problems. At present, I seem to have traded pain for discomfort, and I expect that from any new saddle.

Panther tells me ArmorAll will deteriorate the seat. Do you have any suggestions? I really did like the slick surface on the Brooks, once I got used to it, so I doubt I'll slide off the seat.
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