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The best way to get the sit bones width at home

Old 10-21-12, 09:08 PM
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The best way to get the sit bones width at home

How would you get your sit bones width at home?
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Old 10-21-12, 09:50 PM
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Sit on a double stack of cardboard, draw a circle around each impression; center to center of the dents is your actual width.

Keep in mind this measurement is only a starting point. Cycling is dynamic, contact points will move, and sit bones are not the only parts in touch with the saddle.
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Old 10-22-12, 12:44 AM
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Ok, this is one way I didn't think of
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A plastic bag full of sand works pretty well. The "tube sand" things are what I've used. They hold the indentations.

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Make a saran wrap sandwich out of Silly putty, about 1/2" thick. Works like a charm, reusable and if you have kids or friends with kids you can recycle the Silly Putty. Just don't tell them what you used it for.
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Old 10-23-12, 11:17 PM
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so many good solutions
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Old 10-26-12, 02:21 PM
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Remember, your "sit bone" metric decreases as you lean forward into more 'aggressive' postures, so be sure to measure it thus.
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I take a couple of wooden pencils , lay them flat on a hard surface like a wood chair or bench a few inches apart.

Then sit on them. Adjust them in or out until you feel them right in the center of the pressure point. Then stand up and measure.

I like this type of measurement because its actually right where you feel direct contact with your bones/nerves, regardless of butt shape.
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Old 10-29-12, 10:26 AM
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Don't worry about it, get a recumbent. Mmm...rolling lazy boy.
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Get some aluminum foil and a lightly padded chair. Put a piece of foil on the chair and sit on it. And then what Werkin said.
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