Best Way to Pad A Bike Seat?

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Postby robotland » Fri May 14, 2010 5:58 am

teardropper wrote:You've obviously never used fleece (hello?).


Hey, I KNOW when my ass is hot.....(always)

Fleece ARE handy for tricking adventurers, though. A little gold paint, hang in a tree, and then when they come around....POW! Hit 'em with the Hydra and Skeleton Army! Muhuaahhaha!
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Postby ygmir » Fri May 14, 2010 6:34 am

oneeyeddick wrote:One day little Johnny comes home one day from school and his mom asks him how his day was.
He replies, "Mom, today I had sex with the teacher!"
Immediately she was angry. She said, "just wait 'till your dad gets home, he's going to be very mad at you. Go to your room!"
So the boy goes to his room and finally his dad is home and comes up to the room. The boy tells his dad and the dad is proud of the boy.
"Great job son! How old are you 12? 13? How about we go down to the store and get that shiny red bicycle you wanted?"
So, they go to the store and the dad buys the bike for his son. Then he says, "well Johnny, do you want to ride the bike home?"
The boy answers, " No, that's okay Dad, My ass is still sore!"


little Johnny=little Dicky?...........
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Postby Sham » Sat May 15, 2010 2:06 am

EmilyD wrote:For Shambala:

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Thanks EmilyD. Those look like they're painted on. Nice!

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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat May 15, 2010 3:15 am

ygmir wrote:
little Johnny=little Dicky?...........


Nope....I don't even ride Bikes.
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Postby Thecatman » Sat May 15, 2010 10:20 pm

The bike I've been using the past three years was a road find on I80 near lockwood. I used the original seat in 07. My ass felt like I was sitting on a 2x4 piece of wood. In spring of 08 I bought one similar to the one Shambala posted. Like $30. Hell of alot more comfortabler
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Postby ygmir » Sun May 16, 2010 6:17 am

oneeyeddick wrote:
ygmir wrote:
little Johnny=little Dicky?...........


Nope....I don't even ride Bikes.


but(t), if you did, would there even be a seat to deal with?........
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Postby somekind » Mon May 17, 2010 6:10 pm

One problem is thigh chafing. I didn't have very good luck with an aftermarket gel slip-on cover.

The leather seat with the springs looks great. I'm going to look into those.
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Postby whaleboy » Tue May 18, 2010 9:07 am

most important thing about bike seat comfort is the angle of the seat. get and bring the right wrench/allen key (commonly a 14mm wrench or 6mm allen key) so that you can adjust it on the fly til it feels right. Tilted back too far and it whacks you in the belugas when you hit a bump. Too far forward and it's too tough on your sitbones.
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Postby EmilyD » Tue May 18, 2010 10:28 am

whaleboy wrote:most important thing about bike seat comfort is the angle of the seat. get and bring the right wrench/allen key (commonly a 14mm wrench or 6mm allen key) so that you can adjust it on the fly til it feels right. Tilted back too far and it whacks you in the belugas when you hit a bump. Too far forward and it's too tough on your sitbones.


Yeah a bike repair kit seems critical to bring along. Plus of course spare tubes.

somekind, I agree about the gel seat covers. They only seem to cover the top and not the sides. That's why maybe fur is best. I'm going to check out those Ikea sheepskins. For chafing it would seem that natural fabrics would be better than synthetic.
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Postby dinks » Tue May 18, 2010 11:08 am

Its already been said, but its best repeated.

3 weeks before burning man, go for a looong bike ride. Then do a bunch of short rides. You need to get your bike butt in shape in advanced. I neglected to do this in 07 and ended up pedaling from the standing position for 3 days straight.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue May 18, 2010 12:56 pm

robotland wrote:
teardropper wrote:You've obviously never used fleece (hello?).


Hey, I KNOW when my ass is hot.....(always)

Fleece ARE handy for tricking adventurers, though. A little gold paint, hang in a tree, and then when they come around....POW! Hit 'em with the Hydra and Skeleton Army! Muhuaahhaha!


I just want to say that wasn't lost on everyone.

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Postby Bob » Tue May 18, 2010 1:12 pm

Try cake.

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Postby robotland » Tue May 18, 2010 6:37 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
robotland wrote:
teardropper wrote:You've obviously never used fleece (hello?).


Hey, I KNOW when my ass is hot.....(always)

Fleece ARE handy for tricking adventurers, though. A little gold paint, hang in a tree, and then when they come around....POW! Hit 'em with the Hydra and Skeleton Army! Muhuaahhaha!


I just want to say that wasn't lost on everyone.


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Postby Eddie » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:17 am

teardropper wrote:I got sheepskin seat covers on eBay for less than $20. These are cushiony and provide good support, too. Many people swear by sheepskin for its abilities. My brother uses it for long distance motorcycle touring.


Without it I could not do 1200 mile days on a motorcycle. They now make smaller ones for bicycles.

Without this I don't think I could get to BM next year in 48hrs from NYC.

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Postby Sail Man » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:38 am

oneeyeddick wrote:One day little Johnny comes home one day from school and his mom asks him how his day was.
He replies, "Mom, today I had sex with the teacher!"
Immediately she was angry. She said, "just wait 'till your dad gets home, he's going to be very mad at you. Go to your room!"
So the boy goes to his room and finally his dad is home and comes up to the room. The boy tells his dad and the dad is proud of the boy.
"Great job son! How old are you 12? 13? How about we go down to the store and get that shiny red bicycle you wanted?"
So, they go to the store and the dad buys the bike for his son. Then he says, "well Johnny, do you want to ride the bike home?"
The boy answers, " No, that's okay Dad, My ass is still sore!"



Well, I guess this rules out Johnny from using this for a seat cushion. Then again, maybe not. 8)


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In any case, you may not mind the bumps as much.
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Postby Packoderm » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:39 am

ConnieH wrote:in addition to padding your seat, I'd suggest you ride a bunch before the burn - get those butt bones (and muscles) ready to ride. The day after my first mountain bike ride of the season, my bum hurrrts enough to not want to get back on the bike for a few days, even with my ergonomically correct memory foam padded seat - would hate to have a sore bum ruin your burn ;-)


This is the best advice. It will also likely be the most ignored.
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Postby essjay » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:12 pm

Thecatman wrote:The bike I've been using the past three years was a road find on I80 near lockwood. I used the original seat in 07. My ass felt like I was sitting on a 2x4 piece of wood. In spring of 08 I bought one similar to the one Shambala posted. Like $30. Hell of alot more comfortabler



I have been using this seat for a few years: http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-No-Pressu ... B000DZGLVY

Very comfortable cruiser seat for the playa. Racing-style saddles have no place on the playa, imho. Sure way to chafe/annoy your taint. You aren't going that fast on the playa, so what is the point of a racing saddle?

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Postby Elorrum » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:45 pm

Image I got a lepper (company name) version of this off ebay... super comfy.
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Postby gaminwench » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:59 am

stuffed animal,
open belly,
install on seat....
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Postby NellieX » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:44 am

Shambala wrote:IKEA has a small sheepskin rug, that can be cut down to cover a bike seat to make your bum-bum feel nice and soft while cruising the playa.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70026822
Another thought is a gel filled bike seat cover that can be removed after your trip to the playa and washed after your long naked bike rides. :shock:
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I have to warn you, those gel pads do a lot if shifting, so if you're unbalanced to begin with (heh), might want to stick with something a little more stable.

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Postby NellieX » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:46 am

Bob wrote:Try cake.

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Why ruin perfectly good cake with some model's tight little ass?

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Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:55 am

Let's see her sit on this cake in those panty hose. Or without them:

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Postby NellieX » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:35 pm

AntiM wrote:Let's see her sit on this cake in those panty hose. Or without them:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Nipple » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:42 am

Packoderm wrote:
ConnieH wrote:in addition to padding your seat, I'd suggest you ride a bunch before the burn - get those butt bones (and muscles) ready to ride. The day after my first mountain bike ride of the season, my bum hurrrts enough to not want to get back on the bike for a few days, even with my ergonomically correct memory foam padded seat - would hate to have a sore bum ruin your burn ;-)


This is the best advice. It will also likely be the most ignored.


Ride, ride, ride... counterintuitively, less saddle padding is better.

During the summer I engage in rides between 50-100+ miles. I wear a pair of chamois shorts, and have a rock hard saddle. I neglected to take a pair of chamois shorts with me to BRC, and kind of regretted it! I think next year I might look at the REI underwear style chamois.


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