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Saddle Life Expectancy(10 posts)

Saddle Life ExpectancyHap
Mar 15, 2002 10:02 AM
I have a Flite that was once the most comfortable saddle I had ever had. It is 6 or 7 years old and no longer confortable. Should I replace it with a new Flite or do I need to find an new saddle?

Thanks, Hap
some people replace them sooner than others....Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 15, 2002 10:13 AM
i wonder if this guy is one of the posters for the "seat swap" down the page.

Mar 15, 2002 10:25 AM
I did see the seat swap but I don't think anyone would want to swap new for old, and I certainly don't want that guy's old seat. To much chamois butter.
i think more gee than butter....Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 15, 2002 10:31 AM
as he looks to have spent a bit of time in india and we all know that gee is widely used.

i wonder if his saddle would still have remnants of any "out of body' experiiences?
somebody throw a towel or something!!!nmbic
Mar 15, 2002 8:22 PM
Seems he commands a bit more personal space than the rest...128
Mar 15, 2002 12:33 PM
But really...Hap
Mar 15, 2002 1:05 PM
do seats wear out or should I just try something different.
re: Saddle Life Expectancycurlybike
Mar 15, 2002 2:29 PM
Did you ever notice how the soft parts of the soles of your sneakers deteriorate? That is similar material to the padding in saddles. The saddle slowly changes with age. You could probably replace it with a new Flite and get the old feeling back. Hopefully the haven't changed it much.
re: Saddle Life ExpectancyDINOSAUR
Mar 15, 2002 2:48 PM
I would say that 6 or 7 years on a saddle is well above the norm. I usually get about 3 out of mine. If the Flite worked and it's the same model, why try something different?
re: Saddle Life ExpectancyHap
Mar 16, 2002 5:57 PM
Thanks for the feedback. The saddle doesn't look worn like the Brooks'used to so I thought it was time for something different, but since I liked it a lot I'll get a new one.