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but what of the saddles themselves? Transformed from humble appendages to objets d'art. Would they not themselves be highly 'collectable'


I think that as long as they wear put into suitable sealed containers they would as you suggest be extremely valuable.


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Roger's the man to talk to about cycling erotica.

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From this thread, I'm begining to realise why Graham is so keen to attend CM


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From this thread, I'm begining to realise why Graham is so keen to attend CM


Um, beyond a certain level of crustiness the saddle no longer smells pleasurable.


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Err ... just a little tweak away from the fun here ... sorry to be a spoilsport ...

But having done 60 miles yesterday, and having squelched round work with Sudocreme in my knickers all day today, to help with the pressure sores 'down there' :-# ... is the library any further forward at all? There may be a marriage at stake here.


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Hmmm. I was going to suggest that rather than have a central library of saddles, that there is instead a database of saddles, and who's got them.

This is because the saddle that I have is sometimes used for visiting friends/me etc and I'd like to keep it here.

Are you after a saddle with a hole Linda?


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Grand idea, Lady Provost.

I'm doing bicycle type things this weekend anyway. So I shall catalogue my collection.

I'll put up a sticky. If the Belles who wish to put up their unused saddles for loan would PM me, I'll make a list.

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Since I have no spare saddle to contribute, would it be more appropriate to seek recommendations?


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Well, you can seek recommendations and then see if anyone here has a saddle that they could loan you.

It doesn't matter if you don't have one to contribute.

So, what are you currently using?
From the sounds of things it sems as if you might want a saddle with a cut-out to stop pressure sores at the front?


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That sounds about right Baggy. I'm currently using the all-weather Dawes jobby that came with the bike. However a friend has just offered to lend me her saddle. I shall keep you posted.


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All my saddles have holes. If you're a bit more specific about what you like then perhaps I could select one for you.

Of course you don't need to have one to contribute. You just need to be a Sorority Belle!

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Just as a passing comment, both the women in this house ride standard width Brooks B17s. I tried the wife with a short nosed ladies version but she hates it with a passion, so the new bike has another B17, moans ceased, at least for the present. Any of the Belles tried one?

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Okay, so the new (borrowed) saddle has been tested by riding a 4 day C2C. It's not bad, but I found the hole created a sort of 'tourniquet' effect around the soft tissue area, causing some swelling. This went down after an hour or so off the bike, with no residual blistering; however there are a couple of abrasions around the top of the legs. Nothing to speak of when comparing previous misery. I shall persevere. My bottom hasn't had time to harden off yet. It seems to concentrate weight more over the sit bones than my old saddle; this is a Good Thing as I'm sure other ladies can attest.

However the Dawes jobby (made by Velo, with foam padding and a cleft along the middle) is now up for the borrowing; as is a Selle Italia female specific gel saddle. It was about £15 ten years ago and didn't suit me, too soft. Others may like it.


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Linda, have you tried adjusting the tilt of your saddle? I find this makes an enormous difference to me.

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How do people have their saddles aligned? Mine is dead level after having scared myself with tilting the nose down, that was wildly uncomfortable with only a few degrees of tilt.

How is yours tilted, Mrs Pingu?


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