Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes: Surly LHT and Opus Urbano
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Thank you for your advice.
Just as you never thought that 'Jean' could be a man's name, in French, I never think that it is a woman's name in English.
Should have maybe when I chose my nick, not that I find being a woman wrong in anyway but just to avoid the confusion.
For the rest, unfortunately, being pressed for time and seeing my thread sinking to bottomless oblivion
I ordered the B135. The idea behind my choice is that, while I still ride on my legs a lot when the road gets bumpy, at age 56 the end of my days find me more tired than I used to be. My assumption is that it isn't going to get better and that, if I still want to ride the roads of India or Patagonia, I'm better start relying a bit more on my butt for relief of my legs. Hence the sprung saddle. My memory of them though is that they tend to swing you around quite a bit. It is said that the push-pull design of the B135 offers better dampening of the rebounds and returns control to the cyclist.
Am I someone who likes (can't resist) experimenting? I don't think so. I haven't tried the B17 either. Until now a simple Ora did fit the bill, although it needed a replacement every 2-3 years or so which, ultimately, made it expensive at 30$ a piece. But I got a superstitious rear end... If the B135 is not what I need exactly I'll keep it for commuting in the city and try the B17, following your advice.