Modern bike saddle dilemma...

What does my Arse deserve?

  • Modern saddles be betterer

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Every saddle should be a Flite

    Votes: 3 30.0%

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Retro Spud

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avalonian":3bocm2g0 said:
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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avalonian":27zgzheo said:
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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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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Retro Spud":1d6efssk said:
avalonian":1d6efssk said:
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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: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




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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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.
 

PeterPerfect

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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.
 

PeterPerfect

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The History Man":25zq7j5z said:
Retro Spud":25zq7j5z said:
avalonian":25zq7j5z said:
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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