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Old 04-04-21, 04:27 PM
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Small saddle cushions - buy again

I am looking to purchase some small saddle cushions/pads to add to a new saddle. Long story short, I was hit by a pickup truck years ago and my left sitting bone really got hammered. It took a while to "heal" but now pain is back. I had purchased these small saddle cushions/pads way back when. If I recall, it was from some mt bike shop in Calif. I believe that along with the pictured pads, there were two more pieces, maybe nickel or quarter sized that could stack on these for more cushioning. Those pieces are gone. I've looked at sorbothane heel pads but unlike these pads, they don't neatly taper down to the saddle and would probably present a pronounced profile that might be uncomfortable. While I might be able to alter them, I would prefer trying to find ones similar to those pictures. The embossed word and possible logo does not really lead anywhere. I've leafed through pages and pages of saddles and pads. A saddle cover keeps them in place.

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https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2916892/

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Looks like it is SOLD. But THANKS - that was quick. I had been to the G-form site but I gather this is a discontinued product.
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Shoot. I overlooked where it said sold. Sorry.
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Hey, you did much better than I. You must know how to apply search terms! At least, I know I'm not old and crazy - just old!
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May have found some in Indonesia. https://www.bukalapak.com/p/sepeda/p...el-pads-g-form


226,400 Indonesian Rupies is about $15.50 US.
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You might also talk with your fitter and see what sort of saddle they might recommend and also check your position as well. If you give them the info they can help get you more comfortable.
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there's no one size fits all when it comes to satisfying the derrière. I x2 with veganbikes. A bicycle retailer that knows a bit about the gluteus maximus would seem best fit for finding rump comfort.

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You might also talk with your fitter and see what sort of saddle they might recommend and also check your position as well. If you give them the info they can help get you more comfortable.
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The Indonesian site will not let me log in using Google and there's no English version.

I've got a range of saddles. Recently added a Planet bike saddle with slot and two gel pads but the saddle is too wide. That's a problem I had forgotten about. Creates uncomfortable stress on the thighs. I've got the Sella Anatomica on another bike and it works. This bike's geometry must be just different enough to make it NOT work or more tweaking. But I know what you mean about my tuchus being unique!
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Best wishes finding these. If you can't, you might check out the "Spongy Wonder" saddle -- it's a noseless saddle made in Canada with 2 pads that fit under your "sit bones." I bought one over 5 years ago due to saddle-induced numbness and have really liked it.
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The balls of your feet aren't quite the same as your sit bones but I guess they're not far off the same size and shape and closer than heel pads, so would these metatarsal pads be worth a try? They look about the same shape and maybe size as the sit bone pads you had.



https://www.amazon.com/Metatarsal-Pa...MBC0NMDA1GDGRG

They're adhesive and you get two pairs - four to a pack - so I guess you could double them up if necessary. And if you're concerned about the colour you could easily enough darken them with a few light dabs of wood stain or teak oil or whatever (as long as it doesn't affect the adhesive) - if you do it right they might even match your saddle!

Tempted to try them myself, even though I don't have an injury. Tbh the original saddles that came with my two hybrids were probably the best, curiously, although I've been round the houses trying to find better. They just tended to give me sitbone pain on a long run but that was all - no chafing or other discomfort.
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Old 04-05-21, 10:10 AM
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Ordered. We shall see or, rather feel!!!

Nice looking shoes if I weren't a 70+ year old male whose Hoka's work well.
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I should have edited the photo, shouldn't I?! Glad it didn't put you off!



Actually, now that I think about it, I tend to get quite severe 'hot foot' - pain the ball of my foot - when I use clipless pedals, though not flat pedals, so it might work for that. I'll order a set - twae fur ma erse (ass), as we say in Ershur (Ayrshire), an' twae fur ma feet.
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So it looks like the market is still there for the old, discontinued Avocet saddle design with a a polymer base that is thinner under the sit bones (more flexible) with a gel pad on top of the thin area, and covered by a thin leather skin. It was the best saddle I ever owned. The real key was the thinner area of the base to allow flex.
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Old 04-06-21, 11:16 AM
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I got a reply from G-Form:

"Yes, we did carry this product before but it's been discontinued several years ago due to a lack of demand."
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