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Old 03-30-16, 07:11 AM
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What's wrong with this picture

Must be a model posing for a picture. Don't know how he could stay on that seat.

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Old 03-30-16, 09:01 AM
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Ouch, is all I can say.
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Old 03-30-16, 09:08 AM
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'nose up' is generally not a bad thing - a degree or three above horizontal can keep your weight on the wider flatter rear part of the saddle, and keeps the weight off your hands. The picture, though, looks like the result of a failed clamp on a straight post - the type of clamp with a 13 or 14 mm nut on either side and knurled washers that tend to wear out and let the saddle slip.
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Old 03-30-16, 09:17 AM
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Makes me wonder if a "spring loaded" seatpost clamp that allows for variation in tilt during the ride could be a good thing. (Nose pushes down under weight of rider)?
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Old 03-30-16, 12:10 PM
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He isn't wearing a helmet and he is using a cable lock in what is probably a big city!
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Old 03-30-16, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
The picture, though, looks like the result of a failed clamp on a straight post - the type of clamp with a 13 or 14 mm nut on either side and knurled washers that tend to wear out and let the saddle slip.
I've seen where people have installed single-bolt, Laprade-style seatposts on backwards, resulting in the saddle not being able to level.
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Old 03-30-16, 12:18 PM
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I've seen dumb people do dumb things.
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Old 03-30-16, 12:50 PM
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He's wearing skinny jeans.
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Old 03-30-16, 01:32 PM
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I think he's just a model for this picture. It came from Marketwatch and they said that Millennials are saving lots of money. The seat threw me off
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Old 03-30-16, 05:36 PM
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I see the problem...the hipster has gears on his bike!
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his hair is parted the wrong way
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Actually the real problem with the photo is bad lighting.

However, as far as the saddle goes, it's not nearly the worst I've seen.

I spent a decent number of years in retail, and people walk in all the time wheeling bikes with saddles more tilted than this one. And no they're not complaining about it, they just ride that way.

I'm sure that the others here on BF who were in retail for any length of time have also seen worse.
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Originally Posted by jsjcat View Post
Don't know how he could stay on that seat.
It's a Brooks, it's supposed to be pointed up .
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Old 03-30-16, 07:21 PM
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Upright bars, even with or higher than saddle, saddle tilted nose up. Just like mine
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Originally Posted by SteelIsRealHevy View Post
I see the problem...the hipster has gears on his bike!
That was my first thought as well.
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Old 03-30-16, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
It's a Brooks, it's supposed to be pointed up .
Yes.


The OP could have a look through the Century Bicycles thread for more examples ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/long-dista...bicycle-s.html
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Old 03-30-16, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yes.


The OP could have a look through the Century Bicycles thread for more examples ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/long-dista...bicycle-s.html
Perineum Killer.
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Perineum Killer.
Apparently not.
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