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Old 04-17-07, 12:20 PM
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Selle A**hole-Atomica

So my girlfriend spends $170 for this supposedly fantastic seat. http://www.selleanatomica.com/ After waiting for several weeks to get it she gets a wrong colored botched seat, actually it's the Brooks B-17 with a lousy crooked hole cut in the middle. The seat looks nothing like the seat advertised on the website. She also tried contacting the company and has had no help in trying to resolve this problem. Anyone order from this web-site and have problems before ?

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Old 04-17-07, 12:21 PM
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Old 04-17-07, 12:26 PM
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Did Borat design their website?
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if you tilt your head 90 degrees to the left, the saddle looks like "a horse when viewed from the rear".
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pics of what they sent your friend, please.
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Wow. The love for those seats has been approaching religous levels latley. To hear the way people were talking about them they blew brooks saddles out of the water. I had never seen a close up picture until now, and that really looks like crap. Good luck! Oh and post this over at the MTBR forums- they may have input over there as a bunch of people have ordered them there latley.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:30 PM
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First of all that is not a brooks B17. Secondly, that hole doesn't look crooked it looks exactly like the pictures on the website. Lastly, does your girlfriend have any complains about how it rides? Or just how it looks now that he has bought a saddle that that she already knew looks weird?
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Old 04-17-07, 12:32 PM
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Screw the wacky saddle...WTF happened to Shiznaz' funky avvie? Just not the same 'round here sans his chamois rubbin'.
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I love this statement on their website:

Originally Posted by Selle An-Atomica
We make no guarantees or promises
They talk about on their website that their prototypes where modified Brooks saddles ie :

Originally Posted by Selle An-Atomica
Selle An-Atomica™ prototypes and the first consumer products were developed with remanufactured, relabeled Brooks components. Those products will not be sold to retailers and OEMs, other than for test & evaluation purposes prior to release of our Patent Pending Wisconsin made products.
So maybe they sent you a protoype by mistake?

It is however a horrible horrible website, I'm amazed your girlfriend could even work out to order anything. If you paid with a credit card, you might want to take it up with the credit card company, they could potentially help.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:34 PM
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huh, i have heard the seats are excellent and so is the customer service...

did you try a phonecall AND an email? some companies wok better with one than the other.

if you really hate it that much try and sell it over on mtbr.com; they seem to be highly covetted ass-holders over there.
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Originally Posted by Serendipper
Screw the wacky saddle...WTF happened to Shiznaz' funky avvie? Just not the same 'round here sans his chamois rubbin'.
I honestly assumed everyone was so pissed with that avatar they'd never want to see it again. I have avatars turned off so I didn't even see it for like a year or two until I edited some user settings recently and saw the little guy still rubbing away. He'll be back the day Bush is out of office.
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Sweet, now we have TWO things to look forward to on 1/20/09.
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I had a good experience. Personalized service and my saddle showed up early and as described. I'm not quite sold on it yet... super comfortable - but I'm thinking I like my Brooks Swallow better.

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i would be afraid that my junk would slip between the slits in the leather and be caused extraordinary pain
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I don't think that is a brooks anyway. The rivets looks small and ****ty and it has their logo all over it.

It's clearly modeled on a brooks but I thought that was this companies whole gimmick?
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i wouldn't be surprised in the saddle is made by brooks, but with this companies name stamped on it and different tanning color/rivets etc

i'm sure brooks has the art of making leather saddles down cold
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Originally Posted by Shiznaz
First of all that is not a brooks B17. Secondly, that hole doesn't look crooked it looks exactly like the pictures on the website. Lastly, does your girlfriend have any complains about how it rides? Or just how it looks now that he has bought a saddle that that she already knew looks weird?

yeah, that is a picture of the REAL seat she was supposed to get in the mail. I didn't post the actual picture hoping you all know how a B-17 already looks.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:52 PM
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ah I see, well crack out the digital and we will give our thoughts. I don't really know what to say otherwise...
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Looks like a taint pincher to me.
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Originally Posted by Shiznaz
I honestly assumed everyone was so pissed with that avatar they'd never want to see it again. I have avatars turned off so I didn't even see it for like a year or two until I edited some user settings recently and saw the little guy still rubbing away. He'll be back the day Bush is out of office.

no way, i seriously giggled everytime i saw it.
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that site hurts my brain. but a friend loves his. i'd be worried about pinching my junk too.
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Is that a saddle or something that people down under use to neuter sheep?
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
Is that a saddle or something that people down under use to neuter sheep?
The aussies are pretty sensible bicycle tourists. It does double duty.
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They also retrofit brooks saddles with this slot. You probably just got sent someone else's by mistake.
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