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 Post subject: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Hi all,

I recently purchased a charge spoon from wiggle at £9.99,the seat came through with damaged stitching so wiggle sent out a replacement!,what i've noticed with both seats is the creaking which is driving me mad!!!the seat is comfortable & light and looks good but i think the build quaitly isn't to clever i know you get what you pay for!have tried white grease,silcone,gt85 on the rails left over night,seems to have alot of flex in the seat!,looking at a fizik gobi mx as merlin cycles have them on offer!,alittle expensive i know but anyone had any dealings with them p.s my last seat was a sdg belair which was well built but alittle tough on long rides!any ideas peeps! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Mines fine and havn't noticed any noise, they are a hugely popular seat. Ive had seats in the past that creaked and a spray of WD40 keeps em quiet..for a few minutes anyway :)

Ive also no complaints about the quality its been on many rides and 3 or 4 trips to Alps and no damage despite a heavy awkward landing on Warlery the other day where the seatpost position moved but seat was fine.

Andy


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:13 pm 
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My charge spoon was comfy from the get go and has never creaked :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
My charge spoon was comfy from the get go and has never creaked :)


Yeah i think the £9.99 ones from wiggle where made from there off cuts! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:21 pm 
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andydd wrote:
Mines fine and havn't noticed any noise, they are a hugely popular seat. Ive had seats in the past that creaked and a spray of WD40 keeps em quiet..for a few minutes anyway :)

Ive also no complaints about the quality its been on many rides and 3 or 4 trips to Alps and no damage despite a heavy awkward landing on Warlery the other day where the seatpost position moved but seat was fine.

Andy

Which seat rails andy ti ???


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Strange mine was cheap off fleabay :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Had 2 spoons none have creaked? Are you sure it's done up tight?

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:49 pm 
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I recently bought the Madison Flux which is essentially the same seat and it's great and silent :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:14 pm 
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I use a gobi xm. Had sdg, had 2 Selle flights both creaked at the nose. The gobi is probably he most comfy saddle ive ever had and mine doesn't creak, try to get one with the fabric trim at the back cos it doesn't scuff up when you stick the bike upside down.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:24 pm 
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I think the key to a comfy squeak free saddle is set up :)
I was shown elbow on the nose middle finger should touch headset bolt.
Then tweak from there with full suss measure sag then put a level on it when you push saddle down. With HT just level saddle.


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Three letters SDG

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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Simon wrote:
andydd wrote:
Mines fine and havn't noticed any noise, they are a hugely popular seat. Ive had seats in the past that creaked and a spray of WD40 keeps em quiet..for a few minutes anyway :)

Ive also no complaints about the quality its been on many rides and 3 or 4 trips to Alps and no damage despite a heavy awkward landing on Warlery the other day where the seatpost position moved but seat was fine.

Andy

Which seat rails andy ti ???


Nope...standard ones but it wasnt the seat at fault it was the superstar seatpost that moved but no biggie just straightened it and tightened it up.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Turner5 wrote:
I use a gobi xm. Had sdg, had 2 Selle flights both creaked at the nose. The gobi is probably he most comfy saddle ive ever had and mine doesn't creak, try to get one with the fabric trim at the back cos it doesn't scuff up when you stick the bike upside down.


This is where the charge creak's at the nose I can get the seat to creak by hand by flexing the nose! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:31 pm 
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If its any consolation they do seem to creak less in the winter. Seats are a very personal choice but I doubt you'll regret buying a gobi..


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 Post subject: Re: Which seat?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:55 am 
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Get an SDG i-beam fit and forget
if you want to try one i have two spare I-beam Bel air saddles sitting about, you'll just need to source a seat post but they are cheap secondhand

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