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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-24-05, 12:26 AM   #1
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So, here's my bike in its most current incarnations. The one with the yellow SLR saddle is an older photo. I was hunched over so low, that when I was all the way down, I was essentially riding on my perineum, causing like, burning in my urethra. Total bummer.

I swapped out my saddle for this far-less-cool looking Trans Am. It's way more comfortable, and with my new bar position (I wonder what made me think the old way was how it was supposed to be?), I get beaucoup leverage for climbs/sprints/trackstands, and it looks less wacky. I can get my face like, 3-5 inches infront of my front tire. Face plants rule!

Any cooler looking saddle suggestions that aren't going to crush my boys? Yellow is preferable!
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Old 01-24-05, 12:46 AM   #2
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Are you still having problems with your wedding tackle in the new position? It still looks very extreme to me.
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Old 01-24-05, 01:25 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-05, 03:14 AM   #4
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Are you still having problems with your wedding tackle in the new position? It still looks very extreme to me.
It's actually not so bad. As a friend said, I'm a "tall skinny motherfcker," so the length isn't bad. I usually ride holding the bar in the flat position, while the horns are reserved for climbs, sprints, and anything out of the saddle. I sometimes ride it on descents, just because the brake is there.

The difference is, now when I'm sprinting in the saddle, my perineum is in the little groove.

It's kind of nice, but that saddle is mad ugly.

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Old 01-24-05, 06:29 AM   #5
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What about getting something with a true cutout in the middle?

The Specialized Alias looks kinda cool...

So's the Performance Forte SLX...

And finally the Aspide Aerohead.

I'm usually not a fan of such saddles, but they seem to make sense in your situation: way more pressure on the perineum than normal, so why not just remove all the material there?
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Old 01-24-05, 07:18 AM   #6
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i have this saddle in yellow- used for less than 300 miles

http://www.bikeworld.com/components/...id=875&cat=158

if you're interested, pm me.
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Old 01-24-05, 07:39 AM   #7
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So, here's my bike in its most current incarnations. The one with the yellow SLR saddle is an older photo. I was hunched over so low, that when I was all the way down, I was essentially riding on my perineum, causing like, burning in my urethra. Total bummer.

I swapped out my saddle for this far-less-cool looking Trans Am. It's way more comfortable, and with my new bar position (I wonder what made me think the old way was how it was supposed to be?), I get beaucoup leverage for climbs/sprints/trackstands, and it looks less wacky. I can get my face like, 3-5 inches infront of my front tire. Face plants rule!

Any cooler looking saddle suggestions that aren't going to crush my boys? Yellow is preferable!

I assume you've tried lowering the nose of the saddle a little more....beautiful, albeit unique looking, bike....Your boys must be quite large to ride with your face a few inches in front of your wheel....Good position for vomiting, too...
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Old 01-24-05, 11:23 AM   #8
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I'm considering the SLR Trans Am. It seems like the obvious choice; good looks of old saddle, sans testicle-crushing center material (like hte new saddle!).

Anyone tried this?
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Old 01-24-05, 12:53 PM   #9
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i've got the specialized alias saddle on both my bikes, and i love it. its probably one of the most comfortable saddles i've had, especially for a low profile, racing type saddle. i'd recommend it, and its not too pricey either.
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vomitron, i have both slr and slk...i prefer the slk but butts (hehe) are all diff...got my slk gelflow from excel for about $60 as i recall
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i lied, the slk gelflow was from colorado cyclist and was $70...no yellow, either, but still pretty comfy for a minimalist design.
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Freakin' pursuit style bikes!
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You said you were getting a burning in your urethra, did you remember to wrap your herbert before you spill your sherbert?
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