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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I could lay my hands on a new one for a Frankenstein Beast of The East I'm going to tinker with. Are they quite upright? Comfy? I know they're heavy! Have a place in the world?! Opinions pls!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:59 pm 
Retro Guru

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I was gifted a used one some years ago & found it ok for short distances. At the time I didn't cycle a lot so my arse would have suffered with most saddles on longer distances. I find my Brookes Cambium Carve C17 more comfortable.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:24 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: Northest North Yorkshire. whippet real good...
I like them.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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It's new which is a good thing, as used ones play right havoc with the ar$e as I've found out before - once they're moulded to someone else's butt they're hard to win round to your own.
They look pretty cool too....perhaps I'll call my 'man' and take it off him after all!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:23 am 
Retro Guru

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Hi, I have a saddle like this and would like to use it on my old school MTB..how can it be fitted on a modern style seat post rather than using an old style plain round seat post and standard Brooks clamp ?.. thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:25 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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vcballbat wrote:
Hi, I have a saddle like this and would like to use it on my old school MTB..how can it be fitted on a modern style seat post rather than using an old style plain round seat post and standard Brooks clamp ?.. thanks.



er... like this one?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:28 am 
Retro Guru

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I see it can be fitted but do you just clamp onto the lower saddle rail only as it difficult to see in the photo ?.. thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Its just as any other saddle - I'd get someone to check your work if you dont know how to fit this! Dont want any painful accidents.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:34 am 
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The saddle on your Andy Powell looks different from this like it has twin rails ?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:37 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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You are overlooking! over thinking! Its just a normal saddle with springs there is no 'extra set' of rails


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