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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)
    Last edited by JerseyGuy; 09-01-12 at 01:13 AM. Reason: factual consistency

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarabelle View Post
    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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    Check with your LBS, whenever I get something replaced on my bike I give it to the store to put in the free pile.
    The best thing about a bicycle is that it uses no gasoline, therefore the chance of fiery death is greatly reduced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbacon View Post
    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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    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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