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Old 01-10-06, 04:04 AM   #1
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Inslulated bicycle seat?

Remember those styrofoam bead filled seat cushions that folks used for deer hunting and ice fishing and Packer Games?

I wonder if you couldn't cob something like that together for a bicycle seat to make bicycle riding warmer and more comfortable.

On cold days, my saddle never seems to warm up. Anybody ever heard of a warm bicycle seat?
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My butt is the last thing I have to worry about keeping warm when riding. Move them legs a bit faster Mike...get some butt friction action going and that saddle will warm right up!
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Get some corduroy shorts and start a fire.

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I can't say I've ever noticed that my butt was cold while riding. Toes and fingers and nose and ears, yes.
I don't want my saddle getting bigger. I think it would rub if it were any bigger.
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I found a picture of this but I'm not sure my LBS carries it:

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My butt is the last thing I have to worry about keeping warm when riding. Move them legs a bit faster Mike...get some butt friction action going and that saddle will warm right up!
OK, chipcom, I'll try it. If you see a bicyclist with sparks flying from the saddle, it is me.
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OK, chipcom, I'll try it. If you see a bicyclist with sparks flying from the saddle, it is me.
Safety first - don't fart! I accept no liability for charred rubber or toasted buns!
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Now THAT is wisdom you won't get from reading books.
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