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    Need a good seat

    I just got a bianchi campione and I need a new seat that won't cut the blood from my legs can anyone tell me what is a good seat to buy I will b riding more them 20+ mile at a time thank u

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    others will answer
    this saddle or that saddle
    is better for you

    only you can know
    what saddle lets the blood flow
    some shops do try-outs

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    And if you didn't notice it is a saddle not a seat.
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    I'm ride downhill and mountain trials so I'm not on the seat that much I ride about 20 miles on my mountain bike but it is not good for the road my tires r way to big that why I got the road bike my first ride was only 10 miles because I couldn't feel my feet anymore

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    No it is not a saddle seat

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    L Campione 2300 9sp Compact
    COLOR Black
    SIZES 46-49-51-53-55-57-59-61
    FRAME Bianchi Cr-Mo double butted, tig welded, forged dropouts
    FORK Bianchi Cr-Mo straight blade, 1 1/8"
    HEADSET 1 1/8" threadless
    SHIFTERS Shimano 2300 9sp downtube mounted
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 2300
    CRANKSET FSA Tempo Compact 50/34
    CHAIN KMC-HG50
    CASSETTE Shimano HG50 8sp 12/25
    BRAKES Reparto Corse
    WHEELS Bianchi double wall
    TIRE 700 x 23 Gumwall sides
    STEM Bianchi alloy
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    SADDLE Selle San Marco
    PEDALS Alloy road with clips and leather straps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesusfreakxj View Post
    No it is not a saddle seat
    saddle is the right
    word for the seat on a bike
    unless you get this

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    Yea but the person I got it from change the seat

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    normal bike seats are
    usually called saddles
    with few exceptions

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    Ok just find a better seat it feel much better thanks

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    congrats on your new saddle

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    IMHO, how the saddle feels is connected to bike fit. The stock sella San Marco saddle (seat) isn't a bad saddle. Try moving saddle forward or gackward, adjust saddle height, handlebar & stem, tilt saddle up or down slightly. Ride with a wrench, make small adjustments, go ride again. Get your fit good, then you will ride well and comfortably.
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    I can only say what saddle works for Me. in the San Marco line, [ they make a number of different products ],

    on one of my bikes it's their 'Rolls' .. Selle Italia's Turbo , is pretty close.. similar.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 08-03-13 at 08:48 AM.

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    Then what's a banana seat?

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    Saddle

    a : a ridge connecting two higher elevations
    b : a pass in a mountain range

    seat = flat

    bicycles use both styles

    If its flat its not a saddle
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    You could try a Brooks B17, or B17 narrow saddle. Those are very popular among cyclists. Brooks also makes racing saddles. They even have a B17 Imperial, with cutout. Wallbike.com offers an unconditional 6 month refund policy. I have had very good customer service from them.

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    all i know is that if you start an argument with a guy who only talks in haiku - you're going to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    all i know is that if you start an argument with a guy who only talks in haiku - you're going to lose.
    I've been on I-95 all day, and just stopped for the night, and begun impairing myself, but I did notice Wilfred's efforts. I would try, but I cite previously mentioned impairment. Kudos to you both.


    (Does anybody know what a kudo really is?)

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    Yes. A kudo is someone that knows the difference between a saddle and a seat.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
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    Good one!

    The standard, 'diamond-frame' style bike has a saddle; recumbents have seats -- BECAUSE:

    "You sit on a seat, and straddle a saddle."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesusfreakxj View Post
    I'm ride downhill and mountain trials .....
    Ask the folks in the mountain biking forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesusfreakxj View Post
    ..... I got the road bike my first ride was only 10 miles because I couldn't feel my feet anymore
    Sounds like the saddle is too high on the road bike. Lower it slightly and see how it feels.
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    I use a fizik antarres. for my "butt rest" (call it whatever you like im in w/the "saddle" crowd but who cares)

    many people swear by brooks but I am not a fan.

    saddles come in different widths to accomodate differently sized rear ends. also each model is designed for specific shapes.

    unfortunately no one can tell you which one is perfect for you.

    Many lbs's have a device that can approximate your size but its not infailable. because of this these shops often have a saddle exchange program, or a bin full of loaners to try out first.

    it took me about 4 or 5 attempts until I found my fit.

    Good luck.
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    Fun fact: Selle is Italian for saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Fun fact: Selle is Italian for saddle.
    and selle italia
    is the italian term for
    italian saddle

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