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saddle for a scrawny ass?

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Old 04-30-03, 03:06 AM
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saddle for a scrawny ass?

im one skinny bicyclist (and tall too - 6'1" and 145 lbs). i want to start riding longer disances and am looking for a new saddle. my old selle italia is falling apart. should i get a brooks? will it break my bony ass? should i get one of those new fangled gel cutout things?

any suggestions of what whould be good for my narrow seatbones and scant butt fat are appreciated.
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No-one has a scrawnier ass than me. I find that the Brooks B17 narrow works fine. It may seem a bit hard for the first few rides, but after a couple of weeks gentle riding it will mould in. No need for any magic potions or treatments, just regular small rides.
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I've been described as having no ass
(as opposed to being ... no thats a different thread),
and I'm riding a Brooks B17 and comfortably at that.
I think that lighter riders have a longer break in time
for the brooks, but no real proof of that.
check out wallingford bikes they have a no hassle return policy on
Brooks saddles.

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I have a brooks B17. Just like sitting on the couch!
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ok. im still hesitant but i think ill try a brooks.
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You know we outa bug Bill about a BIKEFORUM DISCOUNT!!!
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You know we outa bug Bill about a BIKEFORUM DISCOUNT!!!
at the very least maybe he could become a forum
sponsor (Joe what do you think?).
Heck, we send him enough biz.
This may be sacreligous, but I'm actually thinking
about a RICHARD SACHS san marco regal.
(Hey I'm dying to own something by Richard Sachs! )
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Originally posted by lotek
at the very least maybe he could become a forum
sponsor (Joe what do you think?).
Heck, we send him enough biz.
This may be sacreligous, but I'm actually thinking
about a RICHARD SACHS san marco regal.
(Hey I'm dying to own something by Richard Sachs! )
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DID YOU EMAIL HIM YET???????? I DID BILL!!
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Doh!

I actually like the idea.
I'll post something in the Mods forum about
it.
Still thinkin about the Sachs saddle,
can be seen here:
Richard Sachs Toys
while you're there check out some of the nicest looking
lugged steel frames I have ever seen.

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Did you notice ? the Sachs leather saddle looks suspiciously like a BROOKS PRO???
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Its the standard San Marco regal, only in red
and I think the badge on the rear of the saddle
says Richard Sachs, or something like that.
Very much like Brooks, but its a plastic shell based
saddle, very little padding, and no anatomic cutouts.
I've found the same one in basic black for a bit less,
however that defeats the wanting to own something
that says Richard Sachs doesn't it?

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At 225 lbs, I thought that all bike seats were made for scrawny folks. At least that is the way that mine feel. - Ted
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