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Is it just me, or does this look painful?(20 posts)

Is it just me, or does this look painful?Marketing Dept
Oct 21, 2003 8:54 AM
While performing my daily troll through ebay this morning, I found this Merckx. Regardless of all of the other add claims, I thought this seat position looked a bit uncomfortable for all of those centuries the seller claims to have under his belt.
re: Is it just me, or does this look painful?LC
Oct 21, 2003 9:06 AM
The seatpost is backwards so that is as level as he can get it to go.
New meaning to the term "he went off the back" (nm)Scot_Gore
Oct 21, 2003 9:12 AM
What's up with the stem?Fez
Oct 21, 2003 9:16 AM
Looks like a clown's nose. Is it a horn or a reflector?
brrring-dingoff roadie
Oct 21, 2003 1:48 PM
The thing on the stem is a normal old lever operated bell for alleting peds to your presence on the MUT s that they whirl around skitishly, forcing them directly into your path. That's probably how the fork got bent.
ohhh...my aching nards! (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 9:20 AM
only one bottle cage...must not drink much water (n)ColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 9:21 AM
It's gravity...CHRoadie
Oct 21, 2003 9:22 AM
...pulling down on that giant saddle bag.
This was funny... Thanks ! (nm)ET_SoCal
Oct 21, 2003 11:54 AM
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re: Is it just me, or does this look painful?toomanybikes
Oct 21, 2003 9:23 AM
Seller must have arms like a gorilla from holding onto the bars to keep from sliding backwards off that thing!
quit riding due to impotence?tarwheel
Oct 21, 2003 9:36 AM
Ouch
They were downhill centuries (nm)Crankist
Oct 21, 2003 10:00 AM
re: Is it just me, or does this look painful?RFN
Oct 21, 2003 10:18 AM
Looks like the fork is bent where it meets the head tube too. Could be much more painful...
re: Is it just me, or does this look painful?mapei boy
Oct 21, 2003 11:36 AM
I actually know a couple of people who prefer their saddle pointing upwards. I can't quite understand their explanations why, though.
I do.swvegg
Oct 21, 2003 12:55 PM
Not to that extreme though, by a long shot. I just have the nose of my Flite saddle slighty pointed up. I'm talking millimeters. If you put a level on mine the bubble just barely sticks out side of the center lines.

It goes along with the swooping shape of the saddle, and is very comfortable for me.
Helps keep weight off arms. (nm)53T
Oct 21, 2003 5:46 PM
THINK OF THE KITTENS!!!! nmrollo tommassi
Oct 21, 2003 1:11 PM
Either way, ouch is the word! :) nmAsiago
Oct 21, 2003 1:52 PM
Kittens, schmittens.KG 361
Oct 22, 2003 5:54 AM
If I rode on a seat like that, the kittens would be safe and "the boys" would be out of commission!
Ouch. nmKG 361
Oct 22, 2003 5:52 AM