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Why did bicycles have seats for 90 years, now they have saddles?

Old 12-14-22, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash2Much
I found about 100 old advertisements that say, bike seat & bicycle seat.
And yet you couldn't post one. Worthpoint descriptions don't count.

You lost on this one. Just own it. Stop trying to recover--you're just digging a deeper hole for yourself.
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Old 12-14-22, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4
And yet you couldn't post one. Worthpoint descriptions don't count.

You lost on this one. Just own it. Stop trying to recover--you're just digging a deeper hole for yourself.

I already posted it, your blind.





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Old 12-14-22, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash2Much
I already posted it, your blind.
Another conspicuously placed typo to garner more responses.

Resist, people! Resist!
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I had in mind the distinction that a saddle was relatively narrow and designed for purposeful riding where less weight is borne there and more weight borne on the pedals due to greater effort, while a seat was bigger and much wider and designed to bear nearly all the torso weight due to casual pedaling and little weight on the pedals. But clearly the usage is and has been all over the place. Language is an odd thing.

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Originally Posted by Crash2Much
I already posted it, your blind.
Maybe. But at least I can read:
Worthpoint descriptions don't count.
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Old 12-14-22, 10:26 AM
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What about this song written in 1892.

https://www.google.com/search?client...id:JmiNlZAiDqo
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Originally Posted by seypat
What about this song written in 1892.

https://www.google.com/search?client...id:JmiNlZAiDqo

Well, "seat" and "sweet" rhyme, and the songwriter probably couldn't fit in a reference to cattle.
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So I propose a compromise between "seat" and "saddle":

Let's call them seattles.
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Old 12-14-22, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ofajen
I had in mind the distinction that a saddle was relatively narrow and designed for purposeful riding where less weight is borne there and more weight borne on the pedals due to greater effort, while a seat was bigger and much wider and designed to bear nearly all the torso weight due to casual pedaling and little weight on the pedals. But clearly the usage is and has been all over the place. Language is an odd thing.

Otto

Check out the copy on this page, where the words are used so interchangeably, that it's actually funny:
https://selleanatomica.com/collectio...xoCf9cQAvD_BwE

"Comfortable Road Bike Seat for Long Distance

Fit should be one of the top features of any saddle, which is why our long-distance comfortable road bike seats are so popular. Each comfortable bike saddle that we offer features leather with no break-in period and a patented slot that moves underneath you as you ride your bike. The adjustability feature on each long-distance seat heightens the users experience, whether it be for a lengthy ride or a small commute. Purchase any one of our Selle Anatomica saddles to enjoy comfortable ride after comfortable ride."
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Originally Posted by Crash2Much
I already posted it, your blind.
Your original premise was that calling it a "saddle" is a new thing, which has been disproven multiple times in this thread. As noted by smd4, your Worthpoint screen shots are pretty worthless for attempting to prove your point.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Your original premise was that calling it a "saddle" is a new thing, which has been disproven multiple times in this thread. As noted by smd4, your Worthpoint screen shots are pretty worthless for attempting to prove your point.

OP actually made two completely different arguments. Contrast post #1 with post #56. Neither version of his argument can make hat or tail out of the fact that Schwinn consistently called them "saddles" throughout the 20th century.

I have never in my life ever heard anyone "correct" someone for calling it a "bike seat". This is a troll thread, but finding those old "saddle" ads was fun, so I can't complain.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
This is a troll thread...
I would say this is an incorrect use of the term "troll." Someone who is genuinely clueless can't be a troll, by definition.
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Originally Posted by smd4
I would say this is an incorrect use of the term "troll." Someone who is genuinely clueless can't be a troll, by definition.
I'll amend that to "suspected troll thread" as I suspect that OP's cluelessness isn't genuine.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
I'll amend that to "suspected troll thread" as I suspect that OP's cluelessness isn't genuine.
That works.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
So I propose a compromise between "seat" and "saddle":

Let's call them seattles.
Probably the correct term in the PNW anyway.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
OP actually made two completely different arguments. Contrast post #1 with post #56. Neither version of his argument can make hat or tail out of the fact that Schwinn consistently called them "saddles" throughout the 20th century.

I have never in my life ever heard anyone "correct" someone for calling it a "bike seat". This is a troll thread, but finding those old "saddle" ads was fun, so I can't complain.
Valid on all counts. It's a slow day at work. I tend to play with trolls on days like that.

That said, until this thread, I never really paid attention to the "correctness" or either term in relation to that part of a bicycle.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Valid on all counts. It's a slow day at work. I tend to play with trolls on days like that.

That said, until this thread, I never really paid attention to the "correctness" or either term in relation to that part of a bicycle.

I know a lot of people who consistently refer to it as a "seat", but the words are otherwise used interchangeably as far as I can tell.
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Originally Posted by smd4
That works.
I look forward to OP's "I really am this clueless" defense.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
I know a lot of people who consistently refer to it as a "seat", but the words are otherwise used interchangeably as far as I can tell.
I agree. I've probably said "seat" myself, but usually refer to it as a saddle.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
So I propose a compromise between "seat" and "saddle":

Let's call them seattles.
"Seatless in Seattles" ... a cycling sorry, 'biking'-inspired rom-com?
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Q. Why did bicycles have seats for 90 years, now they have saddles?


A. The Lord works in strange ways.

I was a landlord and worked in all sorts of ways. Strange and otherwise.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
A saddle is a kind of seat, a seat may or may not be a saddle.

Recumbent bikes don't have saddles, right?
Well, the one I rode for a few months had a seat, not a saddle. More like a LaZBoy.
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris
I saw them in the early 80s when I was in college, before they were famous. They played at a frat that was across the street from my dorm at U. Penn. Bassist Dave "Blood" committed suicide in 2004. Sad.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Big Saddle is a better name for a cabal (cf post 4) than is Big Seat.
I like Big Seat and I cannot lie

I've noticed it's always "dropper seat post" and not "dropper saddle pin". All the p--- in the crib say dropper seat post
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