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Sue




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:25 pm    Post subject: Will I ever get used to this saddle???? Reply with quote


How long does it take to get used to a new saddle? Someone once told me about 500+miles Shocked Dont know whether to stick to this -it is a ladies gel- or go and get my gel cover from my other bike to put over this saddle Confused It's a bit uncomfy after about 20 mins ---see
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sue,

I was of the opinion that new saddles didn't need breaking in any more. Think this has more to do with the old style leather ones. If it's causing you discomfort after 200 miles then I'd change it.

Think you have to shop around a bit to find one suitable for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change the Saddle, i got use to mine after about 2 / 3 rides

vital bit of equipment if your sat on it for a long while...the saddle that is Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, that does look sore! Crying or Very sad

The only bits that should take your weight on the saddle are you 'sit bones' at the rear of your bottom. If you're getting sore anywhere else then maybe the saddle isn't wide enough (that's not a rude remark, it depends how wide your pelvic opening is), tilted too far back or tilted too far forward and making you sit on the nose of the saddle. If you're getting sore around your sit bones then you should get used to it. Although that'd be strange as I'd have thought you be used that that already.

I believe it's OK to have the area infront of your sit bones resting on the saddle but not taking your weight. It took me ages to adjust my Stella to stop me getting numb nuts! The pins and needles once you got off was too much to bear Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

Why not take the whole saddle off your other bike and use that? Or get a second one for the new bike. I was planning on getting the same saddle and pedals for my new road bike as I have on the MTB at the moment. No point changing something that works.
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Sue




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm I use a gel cover on my t'other bike Andy, thats why I thought I may just put that on --seems like cheating a bit. Embarassed
Didnt really want to change the saddle Connor as how will I know the next will be any better Confused
200 miles TT --better keep a log
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, 500 miles break-in applies to leather saddles only, as they need to mould to your shape. New technology means we don't have to go through that anymore.

Prob just needs adjustment - maybe you're leaning too far forward or sitting too far back, etc. I would def leave the gel cover at home, though, unless you have saddle sores. It increases friction and more chance of "saddle burn"! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
Ooh, that does look sore! Crying or Very sad



...It took me ages to adjust my Stella to stop me getting numb nuts!


I find Stella has the same effect on me! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone tried a San Marco Aspide triathlon gel saddle or similiar? Meant to have a bit more 'width' up front to give a comfier ride for prolonged aero position!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

see if your gym can order you on eof the mam cass style seats.
wont get a sore bot but you'll end up walking like albert steptoe after a couple of hours
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suppose I could share one of those seats Daz, room enough for two ---unless you were suggesting its my size
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