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 Post subject: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Evening all,

Is the description of this seat accurate ie is it actually illegal? If so, does it work?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEAUTIFUL-con ... 4849214963

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:40 pm 
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He means illegal according to UCI rules - you won't get pulled over by the local coppers if they spot you riding one! There was an even more extreme version made for TTs, I can't remember who made it or who rode it, but it was used in competition before the UCI decided they weren't having any of it (as they do with most things nowadays - I sometimes wonder how it is that the pros are actually allowed gears and brakes in races today!)

As to the actual advantage, well there might be one, but then how many cyclists actually sprint seated in the saddle?


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Andy,

Have you a cheap one? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:48 pm 
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not one of those!

his prices are, to put it simply, bonkers!


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:56 pm 
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You would be the butt of all jokes if you spent that much on a saddle.






Its has been a long day....


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:58 pm 
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How much !!! And I have been putting off getting a new Flite saddle.


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:04 pm 
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But the Flite saddle is legal!!! This is for bad boys!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Me: I'm going to drop all of the old men on the next group ride now that I got me one of these "illegal" saddles.

Cop Guy: Hold on there son, better pull over and let me have a look at that there bicycle seat...just as I suspected banned by the UCI.

Me: But officer I just wanted to be Fast!

Cop Guy: Well how 'bout a fast trip to the pokey, turn around and place your hands behind your back

Me: waaa, I never mess with the cycling authorities again...


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:07 pm 
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I was just amazed at how much the seller wants for it.

I hope crime pays well to recoup the cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Steven - very funny - but how would the cop catch the illegal saddle user? He would have to have a turbo illegal seat!!!!

Vive - crime pays!!!!!!! Check out our politicians!!!!

Richard


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