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The saddle part of a bike is designed to support most but not all of the rider's weight. The saddle's nose also assists in balancing and steering.

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What can be done to seat post too long/saddle too high?

Recently a mountain bike --someone's hand-me-down--, came in my way. Size wise it might be slightly big for my ideal but within the range of manageable, I accessed. After trying a few times, however, ...
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What are working Proofide alternatives?

I bought a new Brooks flyer and applied the first layer of Proofide that came with the saddle. Considering the price of a full can of Proofide - and also because I am the kind of person who likes to ...
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Seat clamp keeps unscrewing, what is the preferred solution?

To prevent stealing of the seat, I replaced my "fast lock" seat clamp with a model using a regular screw: The problem is that the screw keeps unscrewing, and I'm already tightening quite strong. I ...
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Mounting a 12v motorcycle light on bike seat rails?

So now that I built a 12 volt (more like 11v) battery for my bike I would like to accessorize it with some 12v lights to get a unique look. I'm looking at motorcycle tail lights, but they all have two ...
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Suggestions for protecting jeans from saddle clamp bolt

I’ve got a bike whose seat post uses the traditional style saddle clamp. It works! The saddle is firmly attached to the bike. Hooray. However. This bike is sort of a “café racer” - I mainly pootle ...
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Bolt holding saddle to seatpost broke

I have a saddle somewhat similar to this one. One bolt holding saddle clamp to the seatpost. Some half a year ago I was riding with no hands and leaned back a bit. Suddenly, I fell down the bike on ...
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'Micro adjust' saddle clamp not allowing fine enough adjustment (on SP12 suspension seatpost)

I have an Suntour SP12 seatpost, and the saddle is held on by two clamps on either side. The clamps are splined, but these splines only allow adjustment of around 6-8 degrees which is far too much ...
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What is the proper way to tighten dual bolt saddle rail clamp to stop rail slippage?

I have a 2018 Specialized Allez, with Titanium 'Hollow Ti' saddle rails. To secure them to the seat post, there are two bolts opposite each other that both clamp down the same upper plate onto the ...
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Saddle: how good is narrow?

I’ve had a Brooks B68 for a few years now. It’s 205 mm wide; I have a fairly upright riding position; my back is about 25 degrees off the vertical. Before choosing it I read the advice on the web ...
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Saddle bag for iPad? (10.5) [closed]

I’m looking for a way to carry an iPad on a 80km commute. I don’t like backpack, as it’s heavy on shoulders and rack for just an iPad feels overkill. So looking for saddlebag big enough for an ...
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How do I lower the saddle on a Scirocco bicycle?

I've acquired a second-hand ladies' Scirocco Elegance 21 speed bicycle. I need to lower the saddle but can't quite see how it can be done.
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upgrade traditional saddle clamp (not seat tube clamp)?

I'm currently restoring my folding bike and it has a large diameter (34 mm/1.34 in) seatpost that tapers to the standard 22 mm/0.87 in diameter at the end. The bike currently uses that traditional ...
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Fitting a saddle with non-round rails to a Stevens Arcalis

What options are there to change the saddle mount on an aero seatpost of an Stevens Arcalis 2017 to mount a saddle with non-round carbon rails? Below you can see the saddle mount that is designed to ...
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How do you find the right saddle for road biking?

I bought a Cube Attain GTRC disc, a great bike apart from the saddle, which is quite chunky and square. I would like to find a better one. Tips for saddle sizing for road biking? Long saddle ...
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What kind of bike is a brooks champion flyer saddle suitable for?

I have a brooks champion flyer, sprung saddle which I have used in the past for touring on a converted mtb.However, I have read recently on Sheldon Brown that they are best suited to bikes where the ...
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I'm looking for a part that connects the saddle to the body frame of the bicycle

I recently removed the saddle because it was squeaking a lot, then I cleaned the inside and put oil back in, however I couldn't re-attach the bar under the seat to the body frame, then I used this ...
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Brooks B17 saddle tension?

I've been using my Brooks saddle for about 1 year and at first it was really comfortable but less and less I think. It's my first leather saddle so I might do something wrong here :) I bought the ...
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Are coarse 3D mesh seat pads effective at keeping your butt cool on a recumbent?

The seat of my recumbent has a taut 2D mesh back which is quite good at letting sweat through. That can't be said about the ordinary foam pad supporting the ass. There are special "foam" pads which ...
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Getting a saddle rail back in

I have a saddle rail that has popped out. Does anyone know how to get it to go back in?
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Can I remove dropper seatpost of the Lapierre Edge 327 plus?

I recently bought a Lapierre Edge 327 plus mountain bike, that has a dropper seatpost that can be adjusted from the left handlebar. I want to remove the seatpost when I park the bike in "unsure" ...
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Is it possible and safe to attach this type of seat to suspension seatpost?

I have a Merida Crossway 20 bike, and want to change its saddle. Now after buying a new one I am not sure it is even possible to mount it. I had forgotten I have a suspension seatpost, but the new ...
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Saddle rail breaks often

During the last few years, I've had a broken saddle rail every year or so. It always breaks just in front, or just behind the clamp. I wonder what the reason could be, and how I can avoid this. Here ...
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Removing a seat post spacer

I am trying to get an old Raleigh SC 40 bike back to riding condition. The seat post doesn't tighten at all and the culprit is that the spacer sleeve is stuck well into the frame. In order to get a ...
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Adaptive seats because of Total Knee Replacement

After TKR (total knee replacement) have a difficult time in foot placement on pedal, my right foot falls in middle due to range of motion? Any ideas or suggestions? I thought if I found a seat that ...
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How long does it take for one to get settled on a new saddle?

I recently switched from a Selle Royal Seta T1 saddle to a Shimano Pro Falcon Anatomic saddle with a cut-out. It's lighter, wider (152mm), and has lesser padding than my previous saddle. The first ...
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Convert Western Saddle to Regular Saddle?

I have a Sun adult trike with a western saddle. That's the kind of saddle that you plunk your whole bum on, instead of a standard bike saddle that you straddle and just your sit bones contact. This ...
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Oval carbon saddle rails compatibility

I have a new saddle and I want to buy a compatible seatpost. The saddle rails is CARBON 7x9 as specified by the manifacturer. I want to understand better the compatibility of this kind of oval rails. ...
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Quality saddle and seat post

I own Scott Voltage YZ 25 for around 10 years. I've been using it daily (city ride mostly). Around 6 years ago, my original saddle, and seat-post were stolen, therefore I had them replaced, but not ...
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Trying out saddles in the UK

I've been on the lookout for a new saddle recently and everywhere I look on the web it suggests you should try lots of saddles before you buy. I went for a professional bike fit, which was great but ...
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New Saddle For Gravel Bike

My existing saddle is over 8 years old and what used to be a fairly comfortable saddle has me shifting around quite a bit these days. I am considering a leather sling saddle similar to the one made ...
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Seat post slipping down

It looks like my saddle/seatpost is slowly sliding down into the frame, so every 2–3 months I have to move it up by 1–2cm. Yet I tighten the clamp pretty tight, so I can't move the saddle ...
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Baby seat for stoker's seat post on tandem

My wife and I used to both commute by bike, and now that our child is old enough to go on a bike, we'd like to do so again. She has already installed a front-mounted baby seat on her dutch-style bike, ...
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Saddle choice for long distance rides [closed]

Every year I travel home to Nice, on my own, from a European capital with my bike ex. Paris, Salzburg, Naples, etc. Last year I started off from Madrid, and this year from Berlin; both of these trips ...
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What saddle rail material is the strongest?

I weigh about 120 kilos. Saddle rails bend. I don't care about the weight of the saddle, just how strong the rails are and how comfy it is (I admire but have no desire to emulate people who cycle ...
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Higher saddle height and pressure on palm

It is recommended to adjust saddle height using a formula. I made calculation and adjusted the saddle position to a higher point than my usual riding position. But now pressure on my palm increased ...
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Plastic Seat for Vintage Kids Tricycle

Anybody can tell me where to find this type of plastic seat? It sits directly on the tube, and holds on with a bolt on the middle. Thanks.
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Does this wear pattern on my shorts indicate an issue with my position on my road bike?

My last three pairs of bib shorts have all worn out in exactly the same place (see picture). The latest pair started wearing after about 5 rides. I average about 100 miles a week. Do you think my ...
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Bike saddle position for mountain biking/jumping?

A few times a week I go cycling with friends, we usually go to off-road places with jumps. I was wondering if having the saddle further backwards or forwards would affect performance?
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Is it possible to replace the seat rails on a saddle?

My saddle's rails have become bent so that the saddle is askew. Rather than get a new saddle, is there any way to replace just the rails? I assume bending them back is useless, as even if i could get ...
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Saddle keep tilting. Which spare to use to replace it?

The saddle of this bike keep tilting, no matter how strong I tighten the bolts. Therefore I am thinking of replacing it. Can I replace only the fixture, or do I need to replace the entire pipe? Also,...
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How to prevent Brooks Cambium C17 saddle from wearing through pants

I've got a Brooks Cambium C17 saddle, and as others have noted (see "long term experience" heading), the fabric covering has worn through the seat of my pants from abrasion and has resulted in one ...
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What's this torque specification on the seatpost for?

I read 12Nm torque on my seatpost (a Cinelli Vai seatpost). What does this torque refer to? I would assume it's for the two bolts above that tie the saddle rail to the seatpost, but at the same ...
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Right SADDLE SIZE [closed]

I want your help please to choose the correct saddle.My bones measuring is 112mm , and i am between Romin Evo Expert Gel and Specialized Power Expert Saddle can you answer me witch is the right saddle ...
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Due to hip and knee problems I need to fit my saddle a couple of inches further back is there a bracket available?

Due to hip and knee problems I would like to move my saddle up to a couple of inches backward, is there a bracketed seatpost or similar available? Any solution would allow me to ride for longer ...
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Why can't I find a comfortable saddle?

During the 25+ years of cycling I've done (5,000 - 7,000 miles/yr), I've tried upwards of 75 saddles, yet STILL haven't found one I could call "comfortable." By now, I know what I want, but can't ...
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Should I make any adjustments for steep bumpy down hills?

I'm pretty new to biking, and lately I've been really enjoying riding down a relatively steep hill with a few bumps so you can get pretty fast. But I never got around to riding down the steeper bits ...
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Which saddle is perfect for aggressive riding position?

Recently I have changed my position on my bike from upright to an aggressive one by lowering my stem. Now the major problem which I am facing these days is that I am very uncomfortable on the bike ...
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Why do we sit on saddles that rest on seatposts? (and not on seats that rest on saddleposts)

Why do we call bicycle seats saddles and why is it a seatpost not a saddlepost? Asking for a friend.
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Replacing the bike seat on my mid-1990s Trek mountain bike

I have an old Trek mountain bike, about 22 years old but still in great shape. I want to replace the original "Avocet" seat with a more comfortable seat. Are bike seats universal so I could buy ...
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Identical looking saddles feel very different

I resumed cycling after a +20 year break and I was having problems with the saddle. At first I thought it was my weight and being unused to cycling (I would get discomfort and then numbness after ...