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Re: what's your next purchase ?
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2015, 18:19 »
Borrowed a quote from another thread that jogged my memory:

Nice. Just add one of those disposable clip on rear fenders and you've got a great all weather, all round bike.

I think the best reason to fit mudguards (fenders) is for the sake of one's ride buddies, and I almost always ride solo.

So my question is this: has anyone - or does anyone know someone who has - used one of these 'ass savers'? They seem cool (and cheap and no-maintenance) for keeping oneself a bit drier on a wet day.

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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #31 on: September 03, 2015, 19:32 »
    I have one, it's good. Doesn't stop your feet getting soaked though ;)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #32 on: September 03, 2015, 19:38 »
    I want a funky saddle for my black Boardman. Red, grey or white. Comfortable rather than racy so more padding.

    It's for short journeys and off-road pootling.

    Any suggestions please?
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #33 on: September 03, 2015, 20:42 »
    I want a funky saddle for my black Boardman. Red, grey or white. Comfortable rather than racy so more padding.

    It's for short journeys and off-road pootling.

    Any suggestions please?

    Not sure about non-racing saddles. If colour is important though, perhaps visit http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cycle/saddles-seat-posts/ and select from the colour swatch.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #34 on: September 03, 2015, 21:12 »
    Soft and forgiving but not too soft or forgiving is what I want. Good for gravel and dirt tracks but also good if I want to do a 30 miler once every so often. The Boardman saddle isn't bad, I just fancy a new one which isn't black. Was wondering if anyone had tried the Selle Italia X1 X-Cross or similar rather than the hard as nails racing saddles
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #35 on: September 04, 2015, 07:46 »
    Soft and forgiving but not too soft or forgiving is what I want. Good for gravel and dirt tracks but also good if I want to do a 30 miler once every so often. The Boardman saddle isn't bad, I just fancy a new one which isn't black. Was wondering if anyone had tried the Selle Italia X1 X-Cross or similar rather than the hard as nails racing saddles

    Oddly enough, I find Selle Italia saddles a bit soft. My Wilier has one and I still haven't gotten quite used to it. I have looked at several models in recent times because of that: I wanted to see if others in the range were the same. They're not.

    The Fizik on my Look is definitely the hardest saddle I've ever ridden! :lol
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #36 on: September 04, 2015, 09:23 »
    I've used the Selle Italia C2 for a while and really like it. Have a white one with a cutout (can't remember the model at the mo) that isn't quite doing it for me though.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #37 on: September 04, 2015, 11:07 »
    I had a Fizik Gobi on a Bianchi Pista via Brera steel single-speed until last year which was pretty hard. I also had a C2 which was like rock, so got rid of it very quickly.

    Just bought the X-Cross anyway, should arrive in the next few days, supposed to have extra padding and be suitable for cross country so should in theory be perfect.

    You see I don't wear my bibs when I'm pootling or doing my catsitting, so needs to be a bit more appropriate.

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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #38 on: September 04, 2015, 11:22 »

    You see I don't wear my bibs when I'm pootling or doing my catsitting, so needs to be a bit more appropriate.



    Nor me. I guess I have a rock-hard bum, because I find the C2 very comfy.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #39 on: September 04, 2015, 12:57 »
    Nor me. I guess I have a rock-hard bum, because I find the C2 very comfy.

    I read somewhere that, to a point (although hopefully not literally), the firmer the saddle the more comfortable it will be. I wonder if that's true.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #40 on: September 04, 2015, 15:08 »
    That also depends on whether you've got the right width. A firm saddle that doesn't rest on your sitbones would be a right, er, pain in the arse....
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #41 on: September 04, 2015, 18:15 »
    I want a funky saddle for my black Boardman. Red, grey or white. Comfortable rather than racy so more padding.

    It's for short journeys and off-road pootling.

    Any suggestions please?
    I bought a Sella SMP Lite 109 for my fat ass and love it. I love the comfort that this particular design gives me. Sella has the same design with more padding in other models too. It's definately worth testing. imo  :cool
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #42 on: September 04, 2015, 18:30 »
    ... getting a face full of "Belgian toothpaste" ...

    A fascinating post, topped off by this, of which I had never heard until now! :lol :P
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #43 on: September 04, 2015, 20:38 »
    I bought a Sella SMP Lite 109 for my fat ass and love it. I love the comfort that this particular design gives me. Sella has the same design with more padding in other models too. It's definately worth testing. imo  :cool

    Looks very nice indeed, but then I saw the price :0

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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #44 on: September 07, 2015, 22:47 »
    So my question is this: has anyone - or does anyone know someone who has - used one of these 'ass savers'? They seem cool (and cheap and no-maintenance) for keeping oneself a bit drier on a wet day.
    I have one, haven't installed it yet though. Looks like a good concept though: If, like me, you can get one thrown at you for free, take it! ;)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #45 on: September 08, 2015, 11:18 »
    I have one.

    Ideal for use on your own and not getting a line up the back of your jersey, not so good in the group ride.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #46 on: September 09, 2015, 00:27 »
    Looks very nice indeed, but then I saw the price :0
    Yes, they're very expensive seats. I was having some numbness and other "issues" with my old seat so the money I spent to alleviate these problems was well worth it to me.  ;)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #47 on: July 06, 2017, 13:18 »
    I need a better saddle. It takes me about 14 days for my butt to adjust to my bike every spring after not riding because of winter.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #48 on: July 24, 2017, 13:25 »
    Got another Prologo Kappa from P-X in the sale the other week. Lovely pad.

    In other news, does anyone run Gator Skinz and are they a worthwhile winter tyre?
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #49 on: March 26, 2018, 19:31 »
    I bought a bell today. I think you will understand when I write that I know now how folks probably felt in the 50s when buying condoms at a pharmacy.



    I was lurking around the vicinity of the counter, waiting for a quiet moment to pay without being seen by anyone except the manager, who had the manner and appearance of a particularly censorious undertaker.

    Just when I thought it was safe to approach, as if to buy my own headstone, a bald mechanic from #ag2r swung in first with a barrage of difficult questions about tools. The cheek! This was the parts and accessories desk, tools were at the other end of the store!

    I retired to the safety of a row of Ridleys like a glum gollum and awaited another opportunity to break cover.

    Eventually I got my chance but not before a pair of Danish U23 riders had asked about the availability of a particular model of Bianchi. It seems that one of them had totalled his at a race last weekend and needed to replace it or else his trip to Belgium was over already.

    It transpires that installing a bell on a bike is actually a legal requirement in Belgium. Like most of the laws here though, people tend to ignore it. For me, however, it is becoming essential now that the organised hiking season is about the start. Most hikers like to walk up hills, down dales and alongside rivers but Belgian ramblers seem to prefer monopolising bike paths...
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #50 on: March 27, 2018, 16:25 »
    You what??? How could you??? No wonder you felt more than a litte dirty doing so!!!

    I hear your point about walkers on bike paths ... but there are countless other options before resorting to a bell.
    For example, the Persians had a good idea for an axle attachment that I think could work on a bike with minimal retrofitting ...



    god yes, a pair of bladed QRs like that would be marvellous ... and aero!
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #51 on: March 27, 2018, 17:20 »
    I hear your point about walkers on bike paths ... but there are countless other options before resorting to a bell.

    My preferred option is to just say the words "ring ring". Most British people seem to accept that as equivalent to an actual bell without complaining.
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    « Reply #52 on: April 12, 2018, 18:44 »
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