Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Cushing, Oklahoma
Bikes: 1969 Peugeot U08, unknown MTB circa 1980, '93? Merckx MX-Leader
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Boy you'll get replies all over the board on this one. I can only tell you what I do.
On my 1991 Merckx MX-Leader, I point the seat downward a bit. (Never measured, but 10-15 degrees seems about like it.) Significant relief on a rock hard Sella saddle that I should probably change out.
On Mimi, my U08 Peugeot, don't laugh, but the seat is actually loose. When I'm in the aerobars, the nose is way down 20-25 degrees) and my sit bones are firmly pushed onto the soft large part of the upturned saddle. Comfy for long turns in the saddle. When I sit up, I can pull the nose back up to horizontal, and the bike rides like a roadie again. My training partners have laughed at me until they've ridden the bike. They come back less cynical. I've wondered if it would pass a rigorous inspection at the bike check-in. It has to date every time.
For what it's worth.