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  • (Bike saddle) A bicycle saddle, often called a seat, is one of three contact points on an upright bicycle, the others being the pedals and the handlebars. The bicycle saddle has been known as such since the bicycle evolved from the draisine, a forerunner of the bicycle.

Velo Orange sprung city bike saddle
Velo Orange sprung city bike saddle
I got the Velo Orange model 8 sprung city bike saddle. This is day two of riding on it. Here are my initial impressions: * I'm glad I got the wider saddle. This one is 205mm wide, versus the standard 170mm (VO also has a sprung 170mm saddle, just like Brooks). I apparently have wide sit bones. * The saddle is very nicely made. The rails and springs are chromed and are incredibly shiny. VO does love that shine! The bag loops are larger than those on a Brooks. I don't know if that's good or bad (if it causes saddle bags to flop around more it's bad), and since I don't like transverse saddle bags, I probably never will. The rivets are hammered copper, although one of them is much lighter in color (almost silvery) than the rest. * The brown color is absolutely gorgeous. I'm ambivalent about the stamped texturing. It does reduce the slippery factor, but it calls to mind molded plastic. Not that it really matters, since you can't see it when you're sitting on it. Yeah yeah, that's nice, but is it COMFORTABLE? Not yet, but I think it will be very comfy. It fits me well, and the springs provide some very nice cush over my very bumpy commute. But it's going to take some serious breaking in - this is the thickest, stiffest leather saddle I've ever seen. The underside is also partially laminated with something that looks an awful lot like ballistic nylon. I expect this saddle ought to have a very long lifetime - it's not going to be sagging into oblivion in a year or two. All in all, thumbs up. I will update on the breaking in process in a couple of months.
Peter Johnson ~ Ride prep, stage 1
Peter Johnson ~ Ride prep, stage 1
I have decided to ride my PJ for the Santa Barbara Coast Ride. The Kestral is just not reliable enough, wheel issues I can not solve and can not afford to be let down on the tour. The PJ is a classic artist built steel lug bike, built by the legendary Peter Johnson. Ride Prep, Stage 1 ~ swap out the saddle from a Brooks Swallow, to a Koobi Enduro, rewrap the handlebar with black tape to match and give more padding and grip.

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