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So, my trusty saddle has worn out....the cover has a couple of cracks in it the fake leather, one of them going all the way through. This is a kind of cheapo stock saddle that came with my kind of cheapo entry level road bike that I started out with. I now have my gorgeous Cervelo P2C, however the saddle it came with, well, lets just say it did not work for me. At all. So, I put my trusty old saddle on my new bike and all was happy until I noticed it was wearing out.<br><br>
So, I can buy the exact same saddle, brand new, on eBay for around 30 bucks plus shipping. It is kind of a clunker, but it is comfy for me.<br><br>
My question, do I go for the same saddle that I know works for me, or do I start shopping around for a higher end saddle more befitting of my new bike. WWYD?
 

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It's not a fashion show, so who cares if the carpet doesn't match the curtains? ... oops, bad metaphor.<br><br>
Don't let anyone mess with your person/bike interface. If you got something that works stick with it.
 

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1! Plus wasn't it JR who said that the mark of a true roadie was mismatched components?
 

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Well......I have to say the P2C is worthy of a nice new saddle, after you have found one that you like of course. I remember when I first got my Kestrel and I had some old pedals I had become used to. They built it up and put on the old beat up pedals I gave them.......just didnt look right, like a sports car with beat up rims....JMHO <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Frankenbikes, while not being flashy or efficient, shall always be stylish, in a rat-rod sort of way.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/78/186730335_db62ccd531.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2063/2245004123_f001053050.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I'm go go out on a limb and say the exact same saddle won't feel the same if your butt hasn't spent hours on it breaking it in.<br><br>
I would opt for new and improved with the thinking that old is old and and new old one won't feel as good as a new new one. HUH?<br><br>
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If you can find the exact same saddle on eBay and get it shipped to you for 30 bucks, I say do that. If you can't, take Sheldon's advice and get a better one.<br><br>
I'm in the exact same boat. The stock saddle on my Specialized Transition Comp is wearing out and I need a new one. If I had boat loads of money, I'd either get a Fizik Arione Tri Saddle or a Profile Design (whatever that popular Tri-saddle is)... but right now I don't, so I will look for someone dumping their stock saddle, and if I can't find one I'll break down eventually and find a way to buy one of those listed above.<br><br>
So, anyone have a stock saddle that came with your Specialized Transition Comp? Jr, I know your old bike is the same... did you ever use the stock saddle?
 
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