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 Post subject: A bargain, ladies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Planet X currently have the Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow in blue going for the bargain price of 35 of your Earth pounds. RRP a snifter under 85 of your Earth pounds.

I think this is so cheap because it's listed as having CrMo rails. It doesn't. It has manganese rails like the more expensive black option.

I have found this saddle to be one of the more comfortable ones out there, and have just bought one to replace the Terry Ti Race saddle I had on my tourer (which I've replaced with the black one I had on the fixed, so need a new one for the fixed, which is blue, so blue is good).

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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:28 pm 
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I should also point out that it seems to have a carbon fibre chassis and is much lighter than the black one I've got on the tourer.

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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Ooooh, Her Bagness used to have one of they on Betty. I shall point out. Stocking up may occur....


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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
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Oooh!
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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:29 pm 
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Bump!
Mrs H can no longer tolerate her old favourite B17, probably due to advancing years :-# so does the Selle Italia still hold the rank of Benevolent Cloud?
I'm trying to get her back on 2 wheels instead of 2 feet, the last holiday she buggered off to the Himalayas while I rode home from JO'G - I've just about paid off the credit card bill! ](*,)

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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:53 am 
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I still think it's the most comfortable saddle I own, although I have heard that some ladies get on better with the Terry Triathlon saddle -- it's got slightly more padding in the nose. On my (racing) road bike I've got a gent's SLK, and I'm currently trying to decide what to put on the new tri bike. I'll probably end up wit the ladies' SLK gel flow, but that's not a saddle I'd remotely consider putting on a touring bike.

When I swapped the Terry's Ti Race saddle that was on my tourer for the Gel Flow the difference was immediate and indescribable. I couldn't for the life of me work out why I hadn't made the swap years earlier.

The only thing that might be worth considering is a Brooks with a cut-out. Having said that, I don't know why Mrs H can no longer tolerate her B17 (i.e. what bit of her finds it intolerable). I'm still searching for something my mum likes. The closest I've found so far as a Selle SMP I picked up from Ebay I think it was the TRK:

http://www.smpsaddle.co.uk/index.php/sm ... -lady.html

I didn't get on with it, but my mum found it quite comfy. For a while, anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
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The words "Red raw" seem to get mentioned a lot, so yes, a cut out in the vital area, and probably a bit more padding around it. Thanks RB, Xmas leggings filler (!) on its way I think.

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 Post subject: Re: A bargain, ladies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Ravenbait wrote:
I still think it's the most comfortable saddle I own, although I have heard that some ladies get on better with the Terry Triathlon saddle -- it's got slightly more padding in the nose.


I do prefer the Terry Tri-Gel, probably 'cos of the extra padding, but as Sam says the Selle Italia is pretty benevolent. If Mrs.H doesn't like it at least you know where you can get rid of it :mrgreen:


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