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    Saddle choice...

    I think I'm going to get my boyfriend a saddle for Christmas but I need a little help with the decision. Are you more interested in a stylish saddle or a lightweight saddle? The Swallow is way too expensive so it's between a Brooks Swift or a Selle Italia SLR with Ti rails. And also, if you've ridden both... Which rides better?

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    Most of us like those really big gel covered saddles.

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    the more springs the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocam
    Most of us like those really big gel covered saddles.
    So you're saying I should sew two SLR gels together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    So you're saying I should sew two SLR gels together?
    and put a matress on top of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskihp
    and put a matress on top of that
    good idea... plenty of springs AND GEL! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

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    I love my Terry Fly

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    First off, what Kind of bike is it? I think a Brooks looks sort of silly on carbon TT bike, and an SLR is kind of ridiculous on an old English 3-speed.
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    I habe the slr but it is under another name and a quarter the price go to price pint it is the sette race ti saddle 25 bucks and I have em on two of my bikes bout a yr old and not looking to shabby


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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    good idea... plenty of springs AND GEL! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

    gel is bad after one winter you will be riding on a rock and during said winter snot
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    I would go for a Brooks Team Pro. The ti model is slightly more than the Swift, or go for the cro mo for quite a bit less and get some other bike goodies with the leftover $$$. Nobody who is using a Brooks should be too concerned with weight.

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    As for the bike he has, it is an old Gianni.
    And as for the team pro, I know he wants a saddle with a slimmer profile and ti rails. He really wants the swallow but I figure he'd appreciate the Swift too. I figure if I got him the Brooks he wouldn't care as much about the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    As for the bike he has, it is an old Gianni.
    And as for the team pro, I know he wants a saddle with a slimmer profile and ti rails. He really wants the swallow but I figure he'd appreciate the Swift too. I figure if I got him the Brooks he wouldn't care as much about the weight.

    Oh, your bf is the dude with the star-spangled Gianni Motta?

    A Brooks or Selle Regal would look equally nice. A white SLR would be cool too. That frame could go either way, so it's up to you to determine what he would find more comfortable.

    Oh, by the way, the term is "classic vintage" Gianni..."old" bike sounds like something used as a planter in the garden, not a handmade Itailan track bike!
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    Haha, his isn't the star spangled bike...and yes, vintage is what I meant

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    Is that a catheter on the side of that rubber toilet? That would make 100+ mile tours more bearable, to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    As for the bike he has, it is an old Gianni.
    And as for the team pro, I know he wants a saddle with a slimmer profile and ti rails. He really wants the swallow but I figure he'd appreciate the Swift too. I figure if I got him the Brooks he wouldn't care as much about the weight.

    Well if he wants a swallow he's probably into the whole butt-molding aspect of the brooks so I'd go for the swift.

    You do know about the butt-molding right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocam
    Well if he wants a swallow he's probably into the whole butt-molding aspect of the brooks so I'd go for the swift.

    You do know about the butt-molding right?
    i know all about butt molds

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    i know all about butt molds

    Ewww....a little Gold Bond should clear that up in no time!

    Why not chop a Brooks Pro? Best of both worlds.

    Are you skilled with a knife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    i know all about butt molds
    this thread is useless without pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Ewww....a little Gold Bond should clear that up in no time!

    Why not chop a Brooks Pro? Best of both worlds.

    Are you skilled with a knife?

    I'm pretty careful with a knife and I've thought about that...
    Are there any good sites online with perhaps detailed instructions?
    I know you need a knife, lace, and polish...
    And do Pros come in Honey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    As for the bike he has, it is an old Gianni.
    And as for the team pro, I know he wants a saddle with a slimmer profile and ti rails. He really wants the swallow but I figure he'd appreciate the Swift too. I figure if I got him the Brooks he wouldn't care as much about the weight.
    Don't get someone else a saddle unless:
    1. you know it is the exact model they want.
    OR
    2. you constantly stress that you won't be hurt if they return it and just want their butt to feel good.
    OR
    3. you don't really care about them and just want to look like you're trying.

    saddles are very personal things. Is this an all weather bike? How well is a brooks going to do in the lovely pnw winters?

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    Hahaha

    This thread is a perfect example of why I love this forum. One joke just keeps getting better and better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Don't get someone else a saddle unless:
    1. you know it is the exact model they want.
    OR
    2. you constantly stress that you won't be hurt if they return it and just want their butt to feel good.
    OR
    3. you don't really care about them and just want to look like you're trying.

    saddles are very personal things. Is this an all weather bike? How well is a brooks going to do in the lovely pnw winters?
    I am pretty sure he would like a swift or swallow from the drool practically streaming out of his mouth when he sees either, plus a verbal explanation of how much he wants one.

    I definitely have thought about the weather issue with the leather... especially honey brown. He still seems to be all about the Brooks - even after having the pants staining conversation.

    Plus well, I don't really care about him and need a breakup gift to soften the blow. I figure this would be good right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTCONTROL
    I'm pretty careful with a knife and I've thought about that...
    Are there any good sites online with perhaps detailed instructions?
    I know you need a knife, lace, and polish...
    And do Pros come in Honey?
    The search button will provide you will a ton of how-to's/advice.

    It's really pretty easy, about the same difficulty level as alterations on a pant hem.

    I disagree that a saddle is a bad gift idea. I would be super-ga ga if my woman bought me a Brooks or Selle Italia for a special occasion. If he doesn't like it, he can always trade it, or trade up. (So maybe think twice about cutting if you are not 100% sure).

    Yes, the Brooks Pro comes in honey, last time I checked.
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