>Cross Training>Bike Seats
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I know when I look for a seat again that I want one of those with a big hole in the front. Maybe then I won't go numb "down there" 5 minutes into a ride...
Terry seats are supposed to be very good, but pretty $$.
did have any ideas? What would he buy you if you were going to get one today?
I just know that the one I have doesn't suit me very well. I can't go very far at all before I get a seriously disconcerting lack of feeling in a spot where I don't particularly want to go numb. I'd be interested in something like this:
can you ask him if he thinks it's worth it to take your bike into a shop for a "tune up"? I'm not sure what they do/ if it can just be done at home.
Hey, he could probably do it for ya' for free! He does all of his own bike maintenance unless something is majorly wrong or needs replacing.
I have this one on my bike now
it made all the difference in the world - my bike came with one of the selle italia ones and after long rides i'd be in so much pain.
Team HTFU NCTR Driver
My standard advice on bike saddles is:
1. Don't go too soft - smooshy saddles just transfer pressure from your sit bones to your soft bits. Firmer is generally more comfortable once you're used to it.
2. Get one from a good bike shop, one that will let you return it after a few rides if it doesn't seem to be working, and will help you get it adjusted properly.
3. It takes a while for your keister and the saddle to reach an agreement.
Oooh, I'm all about fiddlin' with a bike - what is it, and how old is it?
I'm guessing it's a mountain bike? Not that it matters - I've got pretty much all the doohickeys to work on that. After 17 years, it ought to have new brake and shift cables and housings, and probably brake pads, too - none of that's at all expensive.