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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Would you consider this saddle is worn-out and should be replaced? I begin to love this saddle only recently.
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Under what criteria would you consider a saddle is worn-out?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:37 pm 
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IMHO, when it is no longer able to safely function as it should. I won't completely discount aesthetics, but primarily the concern would be retaining it's shape, and providing the proper support.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Any major tears would be considered worn out to me.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Saddles change over time. When you no longer get along with it sagging like a hammock (as yours do), in time all saddles will loose their support in the middle, some may go really fast (some of my SLR's did, others didn't). But some like the sloppy hammock experience too, so it's really up to you. If you don't feel okey with it, get a new one.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:02 pm 
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I hate breaking in new saddles, so I try to hang on to mine as long as possible.

But I will replace them when they brake, such as the plastic support cracking, or when they become so worn out they start to resemble a hammock.

Your saddle looks like it is sinking in the middle, but as I am not familiar with that saddle, that could be its natural shape.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:14 am 
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This shape of the saddle is OK. I have the exact same saddle.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:02 am 
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I remember when pro's would take their saddle with them when they changed teams, getting that sag & shape just right was important...that was when Rolls, Regals & Turbo's dominated the peloton...a different time. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Yeah, didn't Indurain used to carry his favourite saddle with him on planes?
The saddle above looks fine to me, but I still use one of these.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:13 am 
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Yes, that sag and shape is just getting right. I will continue to use it as long as my bottom happy. :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:43 am 
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I have the same Aspide Saddle in about the same shape. I'm expecting it to last quite a while longer still.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:08 am 
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Maybe just get the saddle recovered with a nice leather to get rid of the sharp edges?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:24 am 
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Wingnut wrote:
Maybe just get the saddle recovered with a nice leather to get rid of the sharp edges?

Good point. Until I find it start eating my cycling short.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:28 am 
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Well mine's currently held together by a mix of gaffa-tape and electrical tape. Asthetics be dammed!


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