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  1. #1
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    Red face More saddles than bikes?

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    Ok, I'm a sucker for nice leather products, especially when nice craftsmanship is involved. Purchasing a beautiful Brooks saddle is considered to be one of the small pleasures in life and I think of it as a luxurious gift to self.

    That being said, at what point do you discourage saddle buying?

    What if one sees yet another gorgeous Brooks saddle but have saddles for all the bikes?

    I fell in love with the Brooks Alpe D'Huez a year ago and have avoided the temptation to purchase it. It calls to me. It would make a nice addition to my collection. If I purchase it I would have to play musical saddles and neglect one saddle. And then it would get lonely. And it wouldn't get broken in as well. The thought of parting with it is, well, too difficult to consider.

    Oh the temptation!

    Sigh......

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    We have extras in this house :P

    The way I see it, I'm already a step ahead if I add another bike!

  3. #3
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    I have a Brooks that just didn't work on my road bike (and currently I can't think of the model number), but I can't bear the thought of parting with it either. It would probably work really well on my townie, but I like the saddle that's currently on that bike, so the Brooks is sitting on the shelf.
    (and the box was done-in by a pumpkin which decomposed on top of it - but the saddle was OK)
    Beth

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccasland View Post
    (and the box was done-in by a pumpkin which decomposed on top of it - but the saddle was ok)
    lol!! :d

  5. #5
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    Wow...I like that one too! Hmmmm...I'm riding a Swallow now. I wonder how it compares.

  6. #6
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    I stockpile saddles when I find a model I like. Some companies are notorious for changing models frequently (WTB) or simply being incredibly bad at staying in business (Avocet).

    Saddles do wear out or are damaged in a crash.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

  7. #7
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    The obvious solution is to get another bike so no saddle feels neglected.

    Whoze paw print is that, Sun?

  8. #8
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    That is Kali's.

  9. #9
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    Buy it
    Saddles are like wheelsets, shoes, pedals... a spare one is always useful!
    Well, that is true for bikes too
    E.'s website: www.earchphoto.com

    2005 Bianchi 928C L'Una RC
    2010 BMC SLX01 racemaster
    2008 BMC TT03 Time Machine
    Campy Record and SSM Aspide naked carbon on all bikes

 

 

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