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creeping forward on the saddle when i drope the hammer

Old 03-25-09, 02:17 PM
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creeping forward on the saddle when i drope the hammer

i've noticed that i tend to move forward on my saddle whenever i am really trying to stay with the pack when they ramp it up, or when doing TT's, and generally, when i'm really trying to put forth maximum effort. mind you, when i'm just pedaling naturally, not trying to make up time or otherwise, i am not generally creeping forward.

one aspect of doing this for extended periods is that i tend to sit on me taint and the narrow front part of my saddle. after an extended ride in this position, i will get a bit numb down in those nether reaches.

excuse me if this is a newbie question, but is that a common phenomena? does everyone do this?
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Old 03-25-09, 02:22 PM
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It's normal. It's called sitting on the rivet. TT saddles have specially designed areas there specifically for this reason.

Ride harder and you won't notice you're numb.
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Yes, it's pretty natural to slide forward.
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I've always noticed myself creeping forward on the saddle as I ride. I'll usually just lift out of the saddle and hammer for a sec and sit back down where I want to be.
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Old 03-25-09, 02:29 PM
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I bet we can get 7 pages of people saying 'yes.'
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sounds like you need a saddle like the one i just bought, which is made for hard efforts in the drops, it is hands down the best seat i have ever run

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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
I bet we can get 7 pages of people saying 'yes.'
It'll be 4 pages of people saying 'yes' and 3 pages of telling him to see a professional fitter.

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Old 03-25-09, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
It's normal. It's called sitting on the rivet. TT saddles have specially designed areas there specifically for this reason.
thanks for that tidbit. i never heard that before. i've a lot to learn still.


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It'll be 4 pages of people saying 'yes' and 3 pages of telling him to see a professional fitter.
i've already done this! you're right though, i should go back for a follow up visit and splain to him my issues.

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sounds like you need a saddle like the one i just bought, which is made for hard efforts in the drops, it is hands down the best seat i have ever run
i've been looking at this saddle and the other variants of it for some time now. the only reason i haven't sprung for it is that it's really expensive as far as saddles go.- but i think i may have to dive in. how do you like it?

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It is spelt "hamer".
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Originally Posted by cslone View Post
It'll be 4 pages of people saying 'yes' and 3 pages of telling him to see a professional fitter.
+4 pages of people saying "on the rivet"
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
sounds like you need a saddle like the one i just bought, which is made for hard efforts in the drops, it is hands down the best seat i have ever run

That thing needs to not be ashamed of its need for viagra.
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YES

See a professional fitter

Hold onto that hammer a little better and you will stop dropping it.
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your saddle is just too short

I mean, yes, see a professional fitter.
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
It is spelt "hamer".

doh! i can't even misspell correctly...
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Try draping your hammer to the side. It shows off much better anyway and also helps in the turns.
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why is everyone on this board so quick to recommend new gear for every problem? He doesn't need a new saddle...being on the rivet hurts....that's why it's called "on the rivet!" If it was comfortable we'd all ride there all the time. He hardly needs a new saddle....just more time "on the rivet"
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