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  1. #31
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    No cutout ='s no chafing:

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=41335

    The name says it all
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    No cutout ='s no chafing:

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=41335

    The name says it all
    For some of us - for others (like me) the lack of a cutout = no riding for more than a couple of miles

  3. #33
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    Hello everyone!! I joined the forum just for this question. I recently bought a new bike, a Trek 1500. The saddle is absolutely killing me. (it's a Bontrager Race Lux) I have a lot of pain/pressure on the rear half of my "lady parts." So I bought a Selle Royal Lookin, but it's almost the same shape as the Bontrager and has the same problem. Finally I switched the saddle out for my old one, a 15 year old Terry Liberator, but haven't ridden it. Also I think overall bike fit might be part of the problem. My bike shop wants $75 for a fitting, which seems WAY too steep for me. Advice??? Thanks!!!

    Here's the saddle that came on the Trek - Bontrager Race Lux.



    Here's the Selle Royal


    And here's the updated Liberator
    Last edited by B W; 04-04-2011 at 02:19 PM.

  4. #34
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    Did they do any fitting/measurements before you bought the bike?

    I don't think a reputable bike shop should make you pay to make sure the bike you bought from them actually fits you.

    If it was a bike you bought elsewhere, then it makes sense to charge you.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    This is a WAY more thorough thread on Brooks saddles:
    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...Brooks+saddles
    451 posts (as opposed to 16 posts) with a TON of info about Brooks saddles and members' experiences with them.
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  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleeckerSt_Girl View Post
    This is a WAY more thorough thread on Brooks saddles:
    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...Brooks+saddles
    451 posts (as opposed to 16 posts) with a TON of info about Brooks saddles and members' experiences with them.
    Yep. I know. But that single thread was nice. And a lot less overwhelming.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by B W View Post
    Hello everyone!! I joined the forum just for this question. I recently bought a new bike, a Trek 1500. The saddle is absolutely killing me. (it's a Bontrager Race Lux) I have a lot of pain/pressure on the rear half of my "lady parts." So I bought a Selle Royal Lookin, but it's almost the same shape as the Bontrager and has the same problem. Finally I switched the saddle out for my old one, a 15 year old Terry Liberator, but haven't ridden it. Also I think overall bike fit might be part of the problem. My bike shop wants $75 for a fitting, which seems WAY too steep for me. Advice??? Thanks!!!

    Here's the saddle that came on the Trek - Bontrager Race Lux.



    Here's the Selle Royal


    And here's the updated Liberator
    75 is cheap. Fittings are often 200 or more. They do tend to be around 75 here. Which bike shop? Is it this one?

    http://www.charlestonbicyclecompany.com/

    They are quite reputable. I've shopped for gear there a few times.

    Edit: NY Biker is right, if you bought it from them, the fitting should be included in the bike's cost.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 04-04-2011 at 02:58 PM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

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  8. #38
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    Yes, the shop is Charleston Bicycle Co. And no, I didn't buy the bike from them. I got if off craigslist. Maybe I will just drop the $75. I've been riding less than a year and I'm still not used to cycling prices! Anyone here in Charleston? I go on the Folly Beach ride every Saturday.

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by B W View Post
    Yes, the shop is Charleston Bicycle Co. And no, I didn't buy the bike from them. I got if off craigslist. Maybe I will just drop the $75. I've been riding less than a year and I'm still not used to cycling prices! Anyone here in Charleston? I go on the Folly Beach ride every Saturday.
    Since you didn't purchase the bike from them then the cost makes perfect sense - and that is a really good price! A fitting at my favorite store runs $75 for a "quick fit" or $250 for a really detailed fitting. Whichever kind it is - with a good fitter it is well worth the cost. It is hard to ride the bike when things hurt - they will be able to help determine if it is the saddle itself or adjustments that are needed - or both.

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  10. #40
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    OMG and I thought finding the right hair product was tough. I am now putting more miles on so I thought maybe I should look at less padded saddle. I have been riding a WBT pure ??I think I'm not sure but its a mens saddle(it was DH) I am currently trying a Terry flx??it was a floor model I got at Performance, its awful.Its amazing how much time it takes to find a saddle that works and I've just started. Anyhow thanks for this thread because the links are great hopefully it will lead me to that magic perfect saddle.
    I like bikes, sometimes more than my husband

  11. #41
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    Pear shaped saddle causing chafing of the skin and tendons beneath the skin. (So the neck of the saddle is too wide).

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=42922
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  12. #42
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    Saddle pain not caused by shorts or saddle, but by possible injury, exacerbated by sitting on saddle.

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=42994
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  13. #43
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    What not to buy. (Hint: squish squish).

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...t=43055&page=2
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  14. #44
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    Selle Italia Saddle widths: Diva, SLR, Lady.

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=42650
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  15. #45
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    Saddles to alleviate/prevent tail-bone issues.

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=24546
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

 

 

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