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This saddle kills me(14 posts)

This saddle kills meelviento
May 5, 2003 9:08 AM
Don't you agree? Notice the $800 crank.
somebody call the italian fashion police!!!JS Haiku Shop
May 5, 2003 9:15 AM
pinarello prince: $3000
10 speed record build: $2000
cushy saddle: $40
scorn by internet bike forum fashion police: priceless

FWIW, i would not be caught dead on that saddle. in fact, i carry an SLR mounted to a record carbon seatpost in my carradice bag, and swap out the brooks/ritchey combo at controles, when i'm not riding. i would just die if somebody found out!
Scorned by fellow cyclist as fashion police, even more pricelesselviento
May 5, 2003 9:26 AM

Quote from the bike owner: "I HAVE NEVER RIDEN THE BIKE."

That says it all. Someone who actually rides will get rid of that saddle in a heart beat. Brooks is a totally different story.
re: This saddle kills meNo_sprint
May 5, 2003 9:22 AM
That combined with the wretched stem situation, double yuck.
Ultimate poseur: Fat saddle, adjust-a-stem, Prince w/record.nmSpunout
May 5, 2003 9:26 AM
lol. you people kill me. nmSteve_0
May 5, 2003 9:33 AM
I know exactly what he looks like. nm :)No_sprint
May 5, 2003 9:47 AM
You mean the skin suit guy? No way, color doesn't match LOL nmelviento
May 5, 2003 10:17 AM
LOL Exactly! nmNo_sprint
May 5, 2003 10:18 AM
If he never rode the bike, where did he "pose"? (nm)geeker
May 5, 2003 9:48 AM
Florida.... yet again... nmafrican
May 5, 2003 10:27 AM
... while I'm generally tolerant of oddly spec'd bikes...Akirasho
May 5, 2003 12:19 PM
... I've come across a few that made me... cringe...

One time, I espied a pair of matching high end Cannondale bikes (probably CAAD3 at the time) fully decked with Dura Ace... except for a similar saddle on the smaller frame... along with pedal flats. According to the shop monkey... they belonged to a doctor and his wife.

On a ride near Cincy a few years ago, I saw one of my first Litespeeds (can't remember the model) closeup... same scenario... cushy saddle and pedal flats.

Everyone should feel free to make modifications to suit their needs... but this just seemed... wrong.

Be the bike.
Hope his/her butt is big enough to hide it from sight! nmHigh Gear
May 5, 2003 12:46 PM
I want to see much more of this. Best trend possible.Spoiler
May 5, 2003 3:51 PM
Let me get this straight, we are finding fault with a situation that has brand new Pinarello Prince bikes in mint condition selling for $1500?
I'd encourage all novice/wannabe/fickle cycists to indulge themselves in impulse purchasing of racing bicycles that are unashamingly over their needs and abilities. You can have the very best for however long you choose. When you lose interest, you can sell it on ebay and possibly get half your money back.

I'd especially encourage wealthy, people in poor health to go out and buy a 52 cm bike, painted midnight blue, with a Reynolds Wouzo pro fork, Campy Record Carbon 10-speed components, Time Impact Ti pedals, Zipp 404 wheels, and San Marco Rolls Ti saddle. You'll thoroughly enjoy every one of the 36 miles you'll ride. I'll never criticize you.