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What does my Arse deserve?
Modern saddles be betterer 70%  70%  [ 7 ]
Every saddle should be a Flite 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Brooks B17



:shock: that’s an old mans touring saddle and looks shite on just about everything - apart from an old mans touring bike with panniers and a CTC sticker on the mud guards


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:16 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
avalonian wrote:
Brooks B17



:shock: that’s an old mans touring saddle and looks shite on just about everything - apart from an old mans touring bike with panniers and a CTC sticker on the mud guards


Brooks C15, it is the answer to all saddle questions - except "what is the cheapest".


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:54 pm 
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I played it safe and went for a re-issue flite. My butt is flite shaped, plus I already have a set of Onza Ules lock on grips - best grips ever made.


The new flites don't seem quite as well made as the originals, but the comfort is the same :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:37 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
avalonian wrote:
Brooks B17



:shock: that’s an old mans touring saddle and looks shite on just about everything - apart from an old mans touring bike with panniers and a CTC sticker on the mud guards

Bigotry. I’d give you the finger but.........


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:04 am 
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:D You’ve proved my case right there, you wear tweed when you ride that !

I know this thread is about a comfortable saddle and that big ass momma might be comfortable - rather like Florances’ shoes in the magic roundabout but sure as hell both of them sacrificed elegance to achieve it

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With that saddle and in a mildly cool way that looks like a bike the great escapers used to cycle across Germany on...


Anyway if they are comfy and make love to you butt cheeks every time you ride - then who am I to argue.... you get out more than me


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:42 pm 
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Funny, I never got on with my Flite and ended up selling it, just a bit too narrow for me. The Charge Spoon though, I have ridden thousands of miles with one and have them on all my bikes. My eldest, my brother and 2 mates use them too, the more ubtle ones blend nicely with older bikes too. A real horses for courses thing.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:16 pm 
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There are quite a few variables that will make all the difference to your choice of saddle.

What type of bike, it's use and your riding style.

I use a Brooks B17 Ti on my Santa Cruz and it's great for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:17 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Retro Spud wrote:
avalonian wrote:
Brooks B17



:shock: that’s an old mans touring saddle and looks shite on just about everything - apart from an old mans touring bike with panniers and a CTC sticker on the mud guards

Bigotry. I’d give you the finger but.........


That's a lovely frame.


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