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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby
    okay, so what's it mean if you feel like you need to hold yourself back with your arms, like you are sliding forward.. but when you push yourself to the back of the seat, it feels like you should bend your torso down (like in a racing position)
    but then if i tilt the seat up more, then the girl bits get smushed too much..
    Can you move the saddle forward or back a little on the rails? I don't know if this will mess up pedal position - but I have played with mine in terms of forwards or backwards on the rails for the same thing you are describing- I do not mean move saddle position up or down. Doing it has not appeared to hurt my knees - and I am very sensitive to joint pain and its avoidance - I want to keep my jointed parts.
    Last edited by farrellcollie; 05-22-2006 at 11:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stella
    how goes the assessment between the b17 and the team pro s?

    Thanks for all the info - I will watch and see what effect shorts have on soft tissue issues- I have put the team pro s on road bike - seems like a good fit for me - only asking about sprung due to pothole/bumpy road conditions around here (for example- my folder - used to commute along with hybrid- rides harsh anyway and the idea of bumping down on unsprung brooks riding my folding bike is not a pleasant thought)- only time I felt sit bone pain on sunday's ride was on a patch of really rough road - I resorted to standing up. Team Pro s definitely better for my soft tissue - and at this point I have my handlebars either at or a smidgen higher than seat (I don't have a level - this is just from eyeballing it) to relieve elbow and wrist pain and to get used to new bike. I am going to try b17 on my upright hybrid commuter for awhile - but the bad roads/potholes on my commute are something. Despite rough road yesterday - I am not really sore today - had some soreness yesterday but I attribute that to not being on bike for more than about 30 minutes at a time since december - and not very consistently at that.
    Last edited by farrellcollie; 05-22-2006 at 11:35 AM.

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    farrellcollie: I understand. we have some real rough patches out this way, too. I definately see why you want to try the sprung saddle. After I responded to your question, I went out to the store to get fresh veggies and noticed that I automatically stand up when I hit the rough patch of road. I never noticed that I did that before. (I was riding my commuter).

    If you do try the sprung saddle, let me know how it goes. My curiosity is peaked.

    mimi: I am glad to hear you got the saddle that works for you.

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    The b17 is working well on the hybrid despite lack of springs because I have a suspension seatpost. I (apparently when school lets out - I go wild) have ordered a champion flyer s just to try the springs- I will make and update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrellcollie
    The b17 is working well on the hybrid despite lack of springs because I have a suspension seatpost. I (apparently when school lets out - I go wild) have ordered a champion flyer s just to try the springs- I will make and update.
    What sort of bike are you going to put the champion on, farrell?

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    I am going to try it on road bike or downtube folder that I use to commute along with my hybrid.

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    Brooks Team Pro

    The Brooks Team Pro that I ordered from Wallingford arrived today.

    First impressions are

    1) Bliss (who doesn't like opening something new!)

    2) It is sleek and beautiful but my it is heavy (as I remove my light Bontrager)

    3)installed and to be continued.....

    Le Q

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    Farrellcollie,
    sorry i didn't answer your question. I have the b67 on my raleigh cross
    bike and on the back of a tandem.
    I JUST bought a new bike. a bianchi roadbike. When I get it, i willhave the same problem all over again; What saddle to put on my racy little bianchi?
    sigh..


    Quote Originally Posted by farrellcollie
    Mimi - Is the b67 very springy? what kind of bike do you have it on? I am very tempted to try springs - I now know I really like the brooks and the size that works for me - now on to sprung or unsprung. Poor Wallingford - but yea their exchange policy - and I don't feel too bad about trying another saddle because I know I am going to keep at least two of them as soon as I determine the right model.

    Stella - did you ever try a sprung? any disadvantages that you know of (other than total lack of coolness) to riding road bike with sprung saddle?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quillfred
    The Brooks Team Pro that I ordered from Wallingford arrived today.

    First impressions are

    1) Bliss (who doesn't like opening something new!)

    2) It is sleek and beautiful but my it is heavy (as I remove my light Bontrager)

    3)installed and to be continued.....

    Le Q
    congrats on the purchase! look foward to the next chapter.

    farrellcollie: how's the clipless adventure going?

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    Has anyone else noticed that Brooks makes leather handlebar tape to match the saddles? Expensive, but what a nice look!
    The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

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    Fluffy is sporting it in black. You can kind of see it in that picture I posted of me looking dead on DMD in the Amici Veloci on Diablo thread.

    I really need to take some pictures that show the lugged stem I got for Christmas and that leather bar tape. I really like it and it does fine in the rain.

    V.
    Discipline is remembering what you want.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby
    I JUST bought a new bike. a bianchi roadbike. When I get it, i willhave the same problem all over again; What saddle to put on my racy little bianchi?
    sigh..\

    What a happy problem to have. which bianchi?

    I just got my champion flyer s (sprung) and have put it on my downtube folder - I will be trying it on my scott road bike tomorrow. I was a little worried about the weight of the b67 and the champion was a little narrower I think. I will report back.
    Last edited by farrellcollie; 05-26-2006 at 03:52 PM.

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    Well, I have not yet tried champion flyer s on road bike because I am getting so I love the team pro s - still harsh on rough road - but if I remember to lift up a bit - it is fine - I forget about saddle all together. Sprung is working well on downtube folder - helps with bumps - it feels a little wider than team pro s and I am still fiddling with tilt (that is the biggest problem I have - probably why I don't want to change saddle off my road bike - I finally seem to have gotten it right and the thought of having to go through the little fiddly bits is not a happy prospect)

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrellcollie
    Well, I have not yet tried champion flyer s on road bike because I am getting so I love the team pro s -
    That's great to hear! I seem to be changing my fore/aft tilt all the time, depending on what kind of mood my seat region is in. For some reason, the Pro hasn't taken as long to start shaping itself to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrellcollie
    What a happy problem to have. which bianchi?

    I just got my champion flyer s (sprung) and have put it on my downtube folder - I will be trying it on my scott road bike tomorrow. I was a little worried about the weight of the b67 and the champion was a little narrower I think. I will report back.
    Hi the bike is a 2002 Bianchi Veloce 49cm. It has a bontrager saddle and I have heard nothing good about them.

    I won't get it until sometime this coming week. am going nuts waiting.
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