SO. In a critique thread I had on another forum a few weeks ago, people were saying that the flap on my saddle was the wrong shape for my leg [gr, my legs are always too long for things], putting me too far back and in a chair seat, I think. I'm about 99% sure that I won't be able to get a new saddle for a few years [if I even keep riding at that point], but I'm curious. What kind of flap do I need? :confused:
I'm just over 5'8" and from the point of my hip to the edge of my knee is 20" I dunno how important that is BUT ANYWAYS.
I've owned 2 saddles so far, an old Collegiate and a Dover Circuit. Right now I'm riding in the Circuit, which you guys said didn't fit me as well as it could.
Here I am in the Circuit [ignore the awkward timing of the photo, Leo was startled by the flash]
The saddle on it's own, the day I got it
And then in my old Collegiate [the seat did get too small, that's why I ended up selling it. I loved it otherwise]
The only other good picture of me in my old saddle, I had just gotten on and I don't know why I was sitting so far back, haha.
ANYWAYS. Sorry for all the pictures, I didn't know what you guys would want.
I'm just curious...based on the way those saddles fit me, what kind do I want/need to look for? Purely hypothetical for now, but I like to wonder. Also, while I'm on the topic...the Dover is a 17.5", but it's got kind of a deeper seat. If I were looking at flatter saddles, would I be able to go down to a 17"? The Collegiate was 16.5", fwiw.
Thanks, and I hope this made sense :)