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Old 07-29-15, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
The cockpit on my Stoemper even with the new 140mm stem will still be 5mm shorter and 8mm taller than the Spooky's with its 120mm stem. I think to match the Spooky stack & reach I probably need a 140mm/-17 stem, but that would be aesthetically displeasing.
Do you have custom geometry? I'm interested to see what the numbers add up to haha. 140mm is super long
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Old 07-29-15, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Do you have custom geometry? I'm interested to see what the numbers add up to haha. 140mm is super long
Custom as I directed. Not actually custom to my body measurements. I've been fit to the bike, it's not been fit to me. My saddle to bar reach would be 535mm on the Stoemper. On the Spooky it's 540mm.
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Old 07-30-15, 01:33 AM
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Damn you eBay. Damn you. I check on occasion for wheel sets hoping to find something decent as the red American Classic 420's I currently have on there are just a bit too much for me. So am browsing tonight doing my usual searches.....and I come across a Felt TKR2 wheelset that is brand new which includes the tires, tubes and 15T cog. I feel like it was a steal. Buy it now was more than reasonable for me and free shipping? And I was looking at a set of Mavic Ellipse which would be about twice as much as these. Click.

Now to decide what to do with these AC's.......
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Old 07-30-15, 04:10 AM
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Old 07-30-15, 08:44 AM
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While that is a neat idea, the light output on that light seems to fall way below at least what most people consider as a minimum here in the states. I don't know what biking in Europe is like as far as street lights, etc. but where I live, that would get me about halfway home, and then I would need to go ahead and kick on my Cygolite Dash 320 lumen headlight to see. Curious to see how they work for you.
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Old 07-30-15, 09:03 AM
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Does this thing slide around your back when you're riding?
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Took full advantage of Chrome's huge 25% off of everything sale and picked up one of these. Just for fun and social rides so I can still carry my ish and not have the sweaty back of a bag. I am 100% anti fanny pack so we will see how this goes. Friend of mine has a similar pack which I could not find on their site. I was with him when he bought it at the Chicago hub and neither of us can remember the name.
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Old 07-30-15, 09:47 AM
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It is more of a fanny pack I guess. It can be worn slung across the shoulder but that is not my intent.

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Old 07-30-15, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
While that is a neat idea, the light output on that light seems to fall way below at least what most people consider as a minimum here in the states. I don't know what biking in Europe is like as far as street lights, etc. but where I live, that would get me about halfway home, and then I would need to go ahead and kick on my Cygolite Dash 320 lumen headlight to see. Curious to see how they work for you.
These lights fall into the "be seen by others, rather than see the road itself" category. If you ride a lot where there aren't any streetlights, then these are not the lights you want.
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Old 07-30-15, 11:33 AM
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Does this thing slide around your back when you're riding?

Not really much at all. Capacity isn't large enough to really make it a heavy load. Stays put pretty well.
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Old 07-30-15, 11:39 AM
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Ah I see, never heard of Gyes previously. That's like one third the cost of a Rivet. Curious to hear how it works for you.
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Those Rivets are a bit pricey. Are they well made?



What led you to choose that saddle? Reviews, or did you check one out in person. They look good and the prices are excellent if the saddle is solid.


So the Gyes was great the first 6 days then it broke in too much and as I am Sam mentioned, it was rivet city henceforth. Painful. The leather is too thin and soft. I didn't have too high of expectations considering the price but thought at least a few thousand miles of use would come from it. Ah well the saddle dance continues...next up a classic selle italia flite, circa 1997. So far no soreness on the perenium.
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Old 07-30-15, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
So the Gyes was great the first 6 days then it broke in too much and as I am Sam mentioned, it was rivet city henceforth. Painful. The leather is too thin and soft. I didn't have too high of expectations considering the price but thought at least a few thousand miles of use would come from it. Ah well the saddle dance continues...next up a classic selle italia flite, circa 1997. So far no soreness on the perenium.
I take it that adding tension didn't help?
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Old 07-30-15, 12:11 PM
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No it made the Ridge down the center stiffer but the back is literally like a hammock. I'll try and post a picture later.
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Old 07-30-15, 12:54 PM
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Old 07-30-15, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
So the Gyes was great the first 6 days then it broke in too much and as I am Sam mentioned, it was rivet city henceforth. Painful. The leather is too thin and soft. I didn't have too high of expectations considering the price but thought at least a few thousand miles of use would come from it. Ah well the saddle dance continues...next up a classic selle italia flite, circa 1997. So far no soreness on the perenium.
Have you tried any slotted leather saddles? If you're still looking at end of year, Selle Anatomica usually has a close-out. Rivet and Brooks Cambium Carved would also be contenders, both much nicer aesthetically. My Selle Anatomica is totally comfy over any distance, but it's also butt ugly and will be overstretched in a few more seasons. I was looking at the Cambium today, will probably go with that when it's time to replace.



This is the C17, the C15 is a little narrower. Cambiums are also rubber instead of leather, so no worries about stretching.
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Old 07-30-15, 06:24 PM
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Have you tried any slotted leather saddles? If you're still looking at end of year, Selle Anatomica usually has a close-out. Rivet and Brooks Cambium Carved would also be contenders, both much nicer aesthetically. My Selle Anatomica is totally comfy over any distance, but it's also butt ugly and will be overstretched in a few more seasons. I was looking at the Cambium today, will probably go with that when it's time to replace.



This is the C17, the C15 is a little narrower. Cambiums are also rubber instead of leather, so no worries about stretching.
I have one on my commuter bike, and I am vey happy with it.
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+1 to the cambium, I have a c15 and it's super comfortable.

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I have a c-17(no cut out) on my townie and I love it. Wish the color wouldn't wear off as quickly as it has but it is very comfortable. I'm crossing my fingers that this flite saddle will be a keeper.
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Old 07-30-15, 09:51 PM
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Cambiums don't really age well with use like leather does. Fading, fraying at the edges, and the non-tensionable natural rubber shell softening too much.
They also retain funky odors pretty well after being marinated with sweat.
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Cambiums don't really age well with use like leather does. Fading, fraying at the edges, and the non-tensionable natural rubber shell softening too much.
They also retain funky odors pretty well after being marinated with sweat.
You are just a ray of sunshine today!!!

in other words, I just bought this......
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Old 07-30-15, 10:04 PM
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You are just a ray of sunshine today!!!

in other words, I just bought this......
It's still a great looking and comfortable saddle though! ENJOY IT!
Mine didn't really handle my aggressive riding very well.

Word of warning if you're a heavier-set rider, you're going to feel the shell rub on your seatpost top a whole lot after you wear off the "new". I've seen examples where the rubber shell was gouged and worn away by this.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
It's still a great looking and comfortable saddle though! ENJOY IT!
Mine didn't really handle my aggressive riding very well.

Word of warning if you're a heavier-set rider, you're going to feel the shell rub on your seatpost top a whole lot after you wear off the "new". I've seen examples where the rubber shell was gouged and worn away by this.
More sunshine....

I am very happy with it on my commuter. And, I would be happy with it even if I had to get a new one every couple of years. So, my hope is that it does fine for about 5,000 miles. And, the reviews that I read showed a lot of folks happy with theirs for more than that, but that the problems started after 10,000 miles.
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You got me. I'm intrigued. What the hell is it?
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...I'm crossing my fingers that this flite saddle will be a keeper.
Me too 'cause they're dope saddles and will probably own one eventually. Still in love with my Concor Supercorsa though.
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Originally Posted by Kindaslow View Post
More sunshine....

I am very happy with it on my commuter. And, I would be happy with it even if I had to get a new one every couple of years. So, my hope is that it does fine for about 5,000 miles. And, the reviews that I read showed a lot of folks happy with theirs for more than that, but that the problems started after 10,000 miles.
You read correct. For me, it only lasted for 1 season on the main stead with the latter miles being less than ideal.
I usually keep saddles around for ~2 seasons.

If you want a saddle to go a long long way, get a classic saddle like a turbo or concor. They will last ages.
Cosmetics and weight aside, even a beat up one from a old 80's roadie is still up to muster.
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