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Old 04-15-02, 08:54 AM   #1
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Unique saddle - the Easy Seat

This is a unique saddle from the 1970's called the Easy Seat. It came and went and almost nobody noticed.

I was lucky enough to get an original a couple of years ago. It is pretty neat. I used it for about a year. In fact, it wasn't any more comfortable than a normal seat. Maybe if I had a prostrate infection or hemorrhoids, it would be a different story.

Anyway, I saw this on ebay today and thought you would get a kick out of it.
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Old 04-15-02, 10:10 AM   #2
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I think you forgot the link/pic Fred...
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Old 04-15-02, 10:36 AM   #3
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Sheesh, what's going on here.

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Old 04-15-02, 10:40 AM   #4
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Here is a pic of the seat:
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Old 04-15-02, 11:07 AM   #5
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Did't they used to make them in the 1870s.
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Old 04-15-02, 11:20 AM   #6
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No thanks, I'll keep my 1973 Brooks Pro!

The Easy Seat was designed by someone who knew something about human anatomy, but very little about the role of the saddle in stabilizing and integrating the bicycle and rider as a system. I would not want to use an Easy Seat on a fast descent through a series of switchbacks.
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No thanks, I'll keep my 1973 Brooks Pro!

The Easy Seat was designed by someone who knew something about human anatomy, but very little about the role of the saddle in stabilizing and integrating the bicycle and rider as a system. I would not want to use an Easy Seat on a fast descent through a series of switchbacks.
Exactly, JohnE. I never realized how much the saddle nose is used for steering until I road the Easy Seat .

Anyway, it is neat innovation and I like that.

I saw on some website that the easy seat was baaaack! This time new and improved (of course).
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Mike, et al.,
Actually, I think these things are still available to some extent. Just in the last few months I saw them in Damark or a similar catalog. When I started commuting a year ago last November I bought something similar called a Spongy Wonder. At the time I was quite heavy and I found it much more comfortable than a standard saddle. Within 2-3 months I felt I no longer needed it and moved on to a Terry Liberator then to Brooks saddles. I have to tell you, though, that I credit that funny looking little seat for keeping me going in the beginning.
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Mike, et al.,
Actually, I think these things are still available to some extent. Just in the last few months I saw them in Damark or a similar catalog. When I started commuting a year ago last November I bought something similar called a Spongy Wonder. At the time I was quite heavy and I found it much more comfortable than a standard saddle. Within 2-3 months I felt I no longer needed it and moved on to a Terry Liberator then to Brooks saddles. I have to tell you, though, that I credit that funny looking little seat for keeping me going in the beginning.
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That is cool.
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Old 04-15-02, 02:54 PM   #10
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That things looks funny! I bet it weighs 1000000 lbs too right?
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When the cybercylery hub was alive I spent a fun afternoon following all the links on the links page and saw some weird and wonderful saddle designs. I never came across the easy seat, but by far the most bizarre design was the moon saddle

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That is delightfully bizarre, Allister.

Some time ago, a friend of mine gave me a weird bicycle saddle that he found in his 150-year-old barn. It was a like a mini football goal post with a canvas belt hung between the posts. The rider apparently sat in this canvas swing and bicycled along. It must have been a thrill to ride to say the very least.

HmmmÖ wonder why you donít see many of them anymore?

If I have extra ambition some day, I will dig it out, put it on a bike, and post a pic
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That is delightfully bizarre, Allister.

Some time ago, a friend of mine gave me a weird bicycle saddle that he found in his 150-year-old barn. It was a like a mini football goal post with a canvas belt hung between the posts. The rider apparently sat in this canvas swing and bicycled along. It must have been a thrill to ride to say the very least.
OMG, I thought I had hallucinated that seat! That's right they really did exist!!!


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HmmmÖ wonder why you donít see many of them anymore?

If I have extra ambition some day, I will dig it out, put it on a bike, and post a pic
Please, if you have any info on who the manufacturer is, or what the name of the seat is, please let us know. Definitely Google-able stuff, there!
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Dan Henry Hammock. Go here for a look: http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bicycleseats.html

Make your own from a set of old drop bars and a director's chair sling.
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