Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:36 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:03 am
Posts: 292
I was looking at the carbon saddles on Alibaba. People say they are hard.
It occurred to me that if you perforated the shell with lots of holes where your sit bones go that would make the shell more flexible as well as lighter.
I have no idea how much perforation would be good or even how much flex is too much. I guess it's a suck it and see sort of deal and I'm tempted to try it.
Any advice from experienced seat drillers is welcome.

_________________
r o y g b i v


Top
   
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:10 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:59 am
Posts: 792
Location: Surrey UK
Winter, perfect time for testing.
Just don't forget to buy more than one saddle, in the case your drill too many wholes :wink:

_________________
Cervelo S5
Cervelo R5 VWD 5637g/12.43lb
Pronghorn XC SW Race 8284g/18.26lb


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:27 pm
Posts: 164
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Years ago, I drilled out an original Flight saddle. That saddle shell is more plastic and was more flexible. I would be very reluctant to drill out a solid carbon saddle for fear of it simply cracking. Having said that, I just cut the rails out of my "cheap" carbon saddle (a Merek). The saddle is frickn solid and hard yes! It didn't fled very much at all but yes there is some flex. For me the Merek saddle shape just didn't work for me so I hacked the rails out of it and bonded them to an SLR shell that had been stripped. The shape fits me like a glove but will add that it too is pretty damn solid! Very little flex and I can't say that I really feel any flex when I am riding.

_________________
09 Pinella w/ Record 10spd
http://1spd.blogspot.com/


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:53 pm
Posts: 41
I could be wrong, but I don't think drilling holes in a hard carbon fiber saddle will make it flex more, but it will make it more prone to stress fractures. Carbon fiber is a resin impregnated fabric, so its movement and strength is dictated by its weft direction, resin compound and layers.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Posts: 2693
Location: Mississippi
echtogammut wrote:
I could be wrong, but I don't think drilling holes in a hard carbon fiber saddle will make it flex more


You are not incorrect.

_________________
Mosaic RS-1
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=138478

Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=134376


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:20 pm
Posts: 67
Location: Ireland
I did this to my carbon SLR
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=110279

No holes,just weight loss!!


Top
   
Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:55 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:48 am
Posts: 419
I rode one and there was little to nil flex in the thing... pretty bumpy. I would suggest drilling in the centre where the nerves and boy bits are to relieve pressure on your body, also the crowne of the saddle is the most likely the rigid point. Id be amazed if it cracked. A slot down the middle would be my suggestion...

Or do what i did and get a second hand SLR strip the foam and leather (30 grams). Total weight 100grams. Easy

_________________
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=100739


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Carbon saddle not fitting

in Road

rbynck

6

663

Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:12 pm

TheKaiser View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. lowest stack carbon saddle

in Road

InoxEPS

7

708

Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:36 pm

metabo View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Interesting New Carbon Saddle - Rido LtX

in Road

alistaird

0

318

Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:54 am

alistaird View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Flat profile full carbon saddle w/cutout

in Road

nickf

7

712

Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:18 am

NGtim View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Retro look saddle with high saddle top to rail height

in Road

Steno

5

771

Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:28 am

em3 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Djohns and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited