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Leather saddles?

By Justin - Posted on 19 March 2006

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

It didn't take me long (for my next great idea)

Leather saddles - have a look at:

I like the look of the swift. Not sure about the sprung saddles, I've got suspension already.

Check out Sheldon Brown's views:

Although the brooks saddle is not actually much heavier than an average plastic saddle.

Sheldon Brown actually has an alternative saddle he makes and supplies himself, for real men...

Any thoughts? Would anyone rather I tried one and told them what I thought?


Who's this Sheldon bloke? He looks a bit of a 'character'!

Anyhow - you'll never never know if you never never go, so get one and tell us how it is.

What are you trying to achieve anyhow? Perhaps you'd be better served growing a big bushy beard? Eye-wink

I don't see what all the fuss is about, I’ve been wearing leather riding undies for ages and they didn't need "several Hundreds" of Km's to break in, unlike the seats. However I have lost my tender toosh Sad and spent a fortune on moisturiser!

At least I didn’t try this at home!

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