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Old 09-01-12, 01:11 AM   #1
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My Seat Sucks!

Cheap bike. Let's get that out up front.

I spent 10 years commuting on a fully suspended Mongoose IBOC I got for $109 at target. Gave it a good lube job once a year and it was an awesome bike.

I put a pair of Michelin country rocks on it, and rode it for 40 sesaons (more or less) through heat, rain, snow and whatever else.

Anyway, not long after I stopped bike commuting (too far now) it got stolen and I decided to go cheap again, and lighter and skinnier.

Ended up picking up a used Lotus 3000M for $150. No suspension, nice and light compared to what I was riding, and I threw some 1.40" Michelin city tires on it.

I love it, so fast and easy to ride after the usual used bike work.

Except, I just went out for like a 15 mile night ride and WOW does my butt hurt!

Keeping in mind that the most expensive thing about this bike is the $30 headlight, what are my options? Tell me some good cheap comfy seats!

(edit:actually the tires were way more than the headlight LOL)

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Old 09-01-12, 01:53 AM   #2
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I've been using Planet Bike Men's A.R.S. Anatomic Relief Bicycle Saddle for several years now. They're the most comfortable I've used, and seem like a steal at $25 from Amazon.
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Old 09-01-12, 01:57 AM   #3
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I've been using Planet Bike Men's A.R.S. Anatomic Relief Bicycle Saddle for several years now. They're the most comfortable I've used, and seem like a steal at $25 from Amazon.
Those are surprisingly good
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Old 09-01-12, 03:24 AM   #4
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Check with your LBS, whenever I get something replaced on my bike I give it to the store to put in the free pile.
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Old 09-01-12, 03:32 AM   #5
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Check with your LBS, whenever I get something replaced on my bike I give it to the store to put in the free pile.
I'm gonna. There's only one LBS nearby and I'm big into supporting him in whatever small way I can. I don't know if he has a free pile but I'll ask him to get something in for me based on some good recommendations.

So far the planet bike is in the lead, which is cool because I got my planet bike tail light from him so he should be able to source it.
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Old 09-04-12, 11:36 AM   #6
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I don't know if you have LIDL stores overthere but they are all over Europe and they frequently sell this saddle:

http://www.lidl.com.mt/static_conten...68640_01_b.jpg

Which is the best saddle I 've own. Truly amazing product for ONLY 10 euros. You can't beat that!
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