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Grinding the left nut or what?(5 posts)

Grinding the left nut or what?lotterypick
Nov 17, 2003 1:58 PM
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.
yes, ensure the moons are aligned (nm)witcomb
Nov 17, 2003 2:05 PM
Counterintuitive as it seems, the best saddle comfort advice..shawndoggy
Nov 17, 2003 4:16 PM
I've ever received is to tip the nose of the saddle UP a couple of degrees. It shifts your sit bones back to the wide part of the saddle, which is good.

Yes, one must keep one's nards in proper alignment.

Other than that, buy a couple of pairs of shorts to try. Voler has 'em cheap, as does performance (only buy the good ones from performance, though). I really like Voler, but there are others here who can't stand 'em.

Also, I find the old school saddles to be more comfortable. I've got an early '90s Specialized prolong saddle that's my favorite, but the old Turbo saddles were great too. A couple hundred grams vs. a comfy booty... the couple hundred grams doesn't mean anything 50 miles in. I'm still a little too vain to go Brooks, though.
Counterintuitive as it seems, the best saddle comfort advice..MShaw
Nov 18, 2003 10:07 AM
My shorts seem to chew things up down there if my saddle's not exactly right. Always have. That's how I know I need to move things around...

If you like the Turbos, try the Turbomatics. Same shape, lighter weight. Personally, I like the Flite Gels these days.

Just call me "Eddy."

Shorts and saddles take a lot of trial and error...OffTheBack
Nov 18, 2003 4:22 AM
...which is unfortunate, beacuse experimenting can be expensive. The good news is, once you find that magic combination, it will improve your riding experience more than anything else (well... anything except having Tara Llanes and Niki Gudex as riding buddies...).

My current faves are Pearl Izumi microsensor shorts (don't like the Castellis at all) and a Selle Italia Flite Gelflow.