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Worries my new saddle is wrong.

Old 05-26-19, 12:02 PM
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Best of luck with the medical side of this. It IS best to get a clean bill of health first. Ask more questions when you're ready.

But keep in mind that Brooks at least had several different models of saddles, now and throughout their 100+ year history. They were designed and built for different physiognomies and ways of riding bicycles. You could have an unfortunate choice in either one. Also, leather saddles become too old, too stretched, or too distorted to function properly and give a comfortable ride even to the person the saddle was intended to fit. Depending on quality, use or care, they can need replacement anywhere from 1 year to 40 years of use.
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Ben, which Terry Fly are you using? I am currently riding on an Avocet Touring III. Thanks.
I have both the chrome-moly and titanium railed ones on my bikes. Are there more choices? I definitely notice the difference on rough roads but i have the ti ones on my road only bikes and steel on my gravel bikes simply because I trust the steel more to take exceptional abuse.
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I have both the chrome-moly and titanium railed ones on my bikes. Are there more choices?
Seems to be a bunch of them.
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My seats are older than those on the website so none match the aesthetics but they have the Classic shape. No gel. Mostly smooth leather but I have had a couple of suede ones. (I prefer smooth but it doesn't matter much. All become smooth, just a matter of time.)
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Old 06-05-19, 05:06 AM
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Probably not really helpful, but I've tried lots of saddles and found that I don't really find any of them comfortable, so I solved the problem by just standing and pedalling... haha
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
Best of luck with the medical side of this. It IS best to get a clean bill of health first. Ask more questions when you're ready.

But keep in mind that Brooks at least had several different models of saddles, now and throughout their 100+ year history. They were designed and built for different physiognomies and ways of riding bicycles. You could have an unfortunate choice in either one. Also, leather saddles become too old, too stretched, or too distorted to function properly and give a comfortable ride even to the person the saddle was intended to fit. Depending on quality, use or care, they can need replacement anywhere from 1 year to 40 years of use.
This is basically a B17 so the width is where I'd need it to be.


As for a medical update, x rays and ultrasound have ruled out a hernia. I still have a sting from the soft tissue up to the front of my hip, even when I'm off the bike. There aren't many tests left to do but probably an MRI and/or physical therapy in my future.

This could be a compounding of various issues. The one day I did try to ride with my saddle rotated slightly to the left it put a lot of pressure on the left side of my perineum. Perhaps that's what got me to this point.
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Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
This is basically a B17 so the width is where I'd need it to be.


As for a medical update, x rays and ultrasound have ruled out a hernia. I still have a sting from the soft tissue up to the front of my hip, even when I'm off the bike. There aren't many tests left to do but probably an MRI and/or physical therapy in my future.

This could be a compounding of various issues. The one day I did try to ride with my saddle rotated slightly to the left it put a lot of pressure on the left side of my perineum. Perhaps that's what got me to this point.
Did you try a similar rotation to the right?

One idea is that perhaps you have an imbalanced muscular development between the left and right sides. Exercise of some sort would seem to be a logical measure to take, but I would not have any idea what to suggest, other than simple weight-bearing yoga poses, which give a little isometric stressing of muscles and a gentle stretch. But I don't know enough to suggest anything specific, other than to stress your two sides gently but evenly.

Yoga is best with a good teacher, not a few notes on the Internet and a You-tube or two.
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
Did you try a similar rotation to the right?

One idea is that perhaps you have an imbalanced muscular development between the left and right sides. Exercise of some sort would seem to be a logical measure to take, but I would not have any idea what to suggest, other than simple weight-bearing yoga poses, which give a little isometric stressing of muscles and a gentle stretch. But I don't know enough to suggest anything specific, other than to stress your two sides gently but evenly.

Yoga is best with a good teacher, not a few notes on the Internet and a You-tube or two.
I had never even considered rotating it the other way. The idea of an imbalanced physiology does make sense. I am left handed and my left leg is marginally shorter. That could all be a factor I suppose.

As far as training/yoga/etc I've been doing the Myrtl stretch routine for just about a week. It doesn't hurt but I'm not sure I've noticed any benefit yet.
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Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
This is basically a B17 so the width is where I'd need it to be.


As for a medical update, x rays and ultrasound have ruled out a hernia. I still have a sting from the soft tissue up to the front of my hip, even when I'm off the bike. There aren't many tests left to do but probably an MRI and/or physical therapy in my future.

This could be a compounding of various issues. The one day I did try to ride with my saddle rotated slightly to the left it put a lot of pressure on the left side of my perineum. Perhaps that's what got me to this point.
Did you try a similar rotation to the right?

One idea is that perhaps you have an imbalanced muscular development between the left and right sides. Exercise of some sort would seem to be a logical measure to take, but I would not have any idea what to suggest, other than simple weight-bearing yoga poses, which give a little isometric stressing of muscles and a gentle stretch. But I don't know enough to suggest anything specific, other than to stress your two sides gently but evenly.

Yoga is best with a good teacher, not a few notes on the Internet and a You-tube or two.
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