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Seats and Shorts(4 posts)

Seats and Shortslotterypick
Nov 17, 2003 10:22 AM
Most of the time, my seat is psuedo invisible as are my shorts. Have fun with that statement if you like.

In any case, this morning my bits as they say were very uncomfortable and I tried moving this way and that for 23 miles (commute) for it to get better. It was a struggle.

How does one know if they have the magic seat or the magic shorts? Or does everyone have these issues once in a while, even with typically a good working combo.
you ride 200mi and your asscyclopathic
Nov 17, 2003 12:18 PM
is the only thing which doesn't hurt.

Yes you get problems even with best combo sometimes due to excessive sweating, lack of lube, yeast infection, etc. However if your ride 23mi and you have problems, sounds like you need new saddle. Shorts are less critical, they usually manifest on longer rides.

It is hard to figure out from your msg, but if you were happy with your saddle/shorts, could ride long and the problems started recently, you most likely have yeast infection, case of "athletic balls". Go to doctor, or check local pharmacy, they usually have overcounter stuff good luck.
you ride 200mi and your asslotterypick
Nov 17, 2003 1:57 PM
Sorry about the message not being understandable.

I guess I'm wondering if there's a commonsense solution or level of comfort that I should expect.

I've got sugoi shorts that have a chamois that is oval shaped, not y shaped. They're probably 10 years old. Is the y thing the best to get, in general. I'm riding a lot now and want whatever will be typically the best in comfort.

My seat is a terry fly. seems good, but what does that mean? I mean, you ride and usually it's good but sometimes you have to move around a little, sometimes your balls get in some weird place and it seems the whole ride is uncomfortable. What's up with that.

If the magic solution is some Castelli Py2T thing or Assos or Pearl thing. I'll do it, since it does make the difference between things being fun or irritating.

If it's seats, then I need to know what to look for in a seat. Do I have to measure my butt and then see if it all aligns or what? What if my seat is too small and I'm crushing myself. That's not good. Help me brother or sister. Your virile, so far, friend.
what to look forcyclopathic
Nov 17, 2003 3:21 PM
here's some reading from Selle Italia on how to choose and adjust saddle, take a look
http://www.selleitalia.com/products/scheda.php3?itemid=30

Personally I prefer flat cut out MTB saddles I tend to move around. My favorite is Bontrager FS (FS+10 or FS2000 gel), flat, cut out and has wider middle section I have wider sitting bones. Unfortunately some things you find in hard way I've used a saddle which was only 8mm narrower and crushed my butt :(

Shorts? Voler, cheap and good chamois. Very popular with ultracyclists, must be the reason. Run search, the subject of saddle and shorts had been discussed many times, some good things had been written. Unfortunately the only person who can help you is you; what is right for me may not be right for you. You have to educate yourself

If you just started riding twice a day and never done it before, shorts/saddle may not be problem. It could be yeast infection. You have to clean yourself (shower or at least baby wipes) as soon as finish riding and wash shorts after every ride. Good idea to use several pairs of shorts, and some ointment like A&D or Bag Balm good luck