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    Solution for painful saddles!

    Found this on the Seattle Times Newspaper website about no-nonsens saddles. Good read; even better picture!
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...comfort28.html
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    bikesnobnyc had this up a week or so ago. Its funny that someone is trying to act like the idea is new. I've seen a variety of different nose-less saddles in the bargain bins of shops I've worked at and one's I've shopped at.

    I think that the biggest problem for cops on bikes is limited training/experience. Standing up regularly while you ride is very important for circulation, and if you're pedaling around in your granny gear for 8 hours a day on flat roads, you'll never find a need to stand up for power. I'm sure plenty of cops know to stand-up regularly even if they don't need to for the power surge, but I bet most of them stand up too little.

    noseless saddles truly rob you of bike control. Not until your saddle is gone will you realize how much you used it. Of course you can get used to not having a saddle nose, but I think the abundance of nosey saddles confirms the importance of a full saddle, though this logic doesn't provide the proof. (just preventing the flames before they start, i.e. the abundance of meth users confirms the importance of meth...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PretendGentleman View Post
    noseless saddles truly rob you of bike control. Not until your saddle is gone will you realize how much you used it.
    All it takes is a loose QR seatpost clamp. First time I noticed how much I used the seat I was running a shim with my seatpost that would never get tight enough. The bike was a Giant NRS and came with a shim stock. I had to get the proper post to eliminate it for good.
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    During his sleep, when he wore a monitor, the measure known as "percent of time erect" increased to 28 percent from 18 percent.
    Why would this matter while sleeping?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Why would this matter while sleeping?????
    Depends on what you're dreaming about I guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Why would this matter while sleeping?????
    they're using this measure as a proxy for penile health

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    Quote Originally Posted by PretendGentleman View Post
    they're using this measure as a proxy for penile health
    I think its more of a measure of how much you're getting from the wife or gf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PretendGentleman View Post

    noseless saddles truly rob you of bike control.
    its for bike cops. its not like they are racing anywhere and will really be affected by that.

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    I don't see the point of cops on bikes other than busting loitering teenagers. Talking about my town specifically of course.

    Just whenever I see them all I can think is that they couldn't sprint a city block without dying so what's the point?

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    If it keeps a rider "on the saddle" after being diagnosed with ED or perhaps prostate CA, then I'm all for it. Without a doubt, these special saddles do absolutely nothing for one's ego, or those who have over inflated ones, but they serve a purpose. Here are a few real world examples:

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    P.S. I have seen these saddles used by wounded warriors with missing lower limbs who returned to cycling inspite of catastrophic injuries and limb losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmountain View Post
    I don't see the point of cops on bikes other than busting loitering teenagers. Talking about my town specifically of course.

    Just whenever I see them all I can think is that they couldn't sprint a city block without dying so what's the point?
    I want to point out something about my previous comment and what someone wrote to me.

    "bike cops are the fittest of the men in blue. You must be that teeney bopper."

    Seriously?

    Nope, I'm not that teeny bopper (surprise!) and I thought I was clear when I said that I was talking about my town specifically. And I have been around cops my entire life, my father was one for 31 years.

    I am pro-cop by the way. You see, they get assigned to bicycle patrol here and doesn't have a thing to do with their fitness. As long as they are not whales.

    Are the parking ticket police the fittest of their jobs? They all ride around on bikes here too.

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    In my area, I think they put the fattest cop on the bike team to get em to lose weight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow Yellow View Post
    Found this on the Seattle Times Newspaper website about no-nonsens saddles. Good read; even better picture!
    I'm finished with saddle sores since i got my Singlespeed... now, other areas have similar symptoms...
    Simple, not easy.

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    Oh, stop whinning! Get up on your feet and ride hard 'til you collapse for a very brief rest on your uncomfortable saddle. Then get up and go hard again, then again, then again...

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