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Old 08-19-09, 06:16 PM   #1
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Broke my seat

Its was a great a to ride out at grapevine lake 101 with 85% humidity on a straight line course. My two friends and I are about 3 miles in and I hear a loud hissing coming from my tire, but it soon goes away. We continue on and it comes back. So I stop and my two friend go ahead to look for a road and get the truck and call it day because conditions are so great and I left my pack with spare tubes in the truck. I seat my bike up against a tree and noticed my seat was missing. My first reaction was WTF?!? So I back track on foot and find it and I put it in my waterbottle hold and I ride out little bit because the road the is close and before we hit road I had lost my seat. Just my little adventure today.
I am new to this and I am wondering if this is common to break a seat and what is a descent seat? I don't really sit down to much but its nice to have a break every now and then.
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Old 08-19-09, 06:27 PM   #2
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Broken saddles happen, especially with bontrager saddles.
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Old 08-19-09, 07:02 PM   #3
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I cracked a Ti rail on my WTB saddle at Whistler...breaking one happens if you land (crash) the right way.

But is yours broken or did it just come loose and fall off?
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How did you not notice earlier?
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Its was a great a to ride out at grapevine lake 101 with 85% humidity on a straight line course. My two friends and I are about 3 miles in and I hear a loud hissing coming from my tire, but it soon goes away. We continue on and it comes back. So I stop and my two friend go ahead to look for a road and get the truck and call it day because conditions are so great and I left my pack with spare tubes in the truck. I seat my bike up against a tree and noticed my seat was missing. My first reaction was WTF?!? So I back track on foot and find it and I put it in my waterbottle hold and I ride out little bit because the road the is close and before we hit road I had lost my seat. Just my little adventure today.
I am new to this and I am wondering if this is common to break a seat and what is a descent seat? I don't really sit down to much but its nice to have a break every now and then.
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It broke the plastic housing around the rails.

I don't sit down much when I ride. Grapevine Lake has quite a few rocky spots.
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Looks like you earned your screen name. Gnarly.
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