26 August 2010
Spins to Howth,Problem with a Saddle.
On Sunday I took a leisurely spin out to Howth and Enroute I stopped at the Traffic Lights at Dollymount. Then when I got on the Saddle again to move off when the Lights changed to Green I fell a Lump under me. I felt around and did not seem to find anything wrong without actually getting off the Bike.
I had the strange sensation of being somewhat higher on the Bike and said that is strange. I eventually got to Howth and discovered the Saddle had Peeled back. I was just getting used to this Saddle when this happened as the Bike is only two months Old. I flipped it back and wondered if it was any use sticking it . When I had got on the Bike at the Lights back in Dollymount my Trousers Seam must have caught the Nose of the Saddle and pulled it back. I was able to Cycle around Howth and then go Home without me catching it again,I just had to be careful.
When I got Home I took the Leather Saddle I had on the Trek and put it on the Dawes and put the Bontrager Saddle back on the Trek as I will be selling this Bike Hopefully. Since I got the new Bike I have been gradually raising the Seat Stem every so often and adjusting the Saddle to make it more comfortable. This I did again when I put the Leather Saddle on so I went off on Monday to Howth again to check it out. I slapped on some Brooks Proofide Polish to Soften it up a bit more before heading off. Seems fine now and the Height of the Seat Stem is better less Strain on my Knees.
The first couple of Pictures are the Yacht School Sailing Boats heading for the Harbour as it was getting Choppy on the Sea. Next are two Pictures of the Harbour Seals. Then two Pics of the Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band one is of the Bagpipes being Tuned by an Electronic Tuner. Next two are of the broken Gel Saddle. Then Three of the Brooks B17 Champion Standard Saddle which I have for over a Year.