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 Post subject: Re: Leather Saddles
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:11 pm 
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When I eventually get around to posting up my modern bike (kona 2+2) ill show some pics of my b17. Like the one on the previous page I've chopped and tied it it lose some weight and gain some thigh space.

I only rode it for the first time on that joke yesterday but sweet Jesus it was a much nicer feel than the standard plastic 'race' mollox that was on there.

As for the weight, I'll worry about that when I've lost my belly :)


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 Post subject: Re: Leather Saddles
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:51 pm 
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I'd love to meet the person who could test ride two bikes over 20 miles and be able to say which was 250g lighter!


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 Post subject: Re: Leather Saddles
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:15 pm 
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'Ladies-specific' modern saddles are usually 150mm wide; used them myself in the not too distant past


Good idea, maybe I have a WOMANS BOTTOM! :P




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I'd love to meet the person who could test ride two bikes over 20 miles and be able to say which was 250g lighter!


Indeed, but there is something a little perverse about sticking a 600g saddle on a 1,300g frame. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Leather Saddles
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:44 pm 
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I have brooks swifts on 2 of my bikes, one is broken in and it is uber comfy, still breaking in the other- will never get another saddle, I'm a total convert.


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