The Amazing Race Meets National Lampoon’s Vacation

New Saddle

Posted by madtrippin on July 3, 2008

Went and bought a new saddle for the old Cannondale on Tuesday night.  I actually did some research and then wound up buying a take-off from Bokoo bikes.  It’s a Bontrager – not sure of the model, but the sales guy told me it came off a $4,000 Trek.  I tossed it on the bike and did some quick test runs around the block.  Turns out it’s way more comfortable if I pull the seat forward a few more inches than I was riding the stock Vetta.  I did about 10 miles yesterday and felt no ill effects yesterday or today.

Here are the specs on my bike…

1989 Cannondale 3.0 aluminum frame and stock aluminum forks, Shimano 105 components (14 speed), purple anondized Sun aero rims with 105 hubs, Bontrager saddle, modolo handlebars, 105 pedals with toe-clips.

I’m the original owner of this light, stiff-framed bike.  I bought her when I was 15 and she’s been a great bike.  I have no idea how many thousands of miles I’ve put on her over the years.

This weekend WILL include an open water swim. 

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