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Saddle cover

Postby fausto copy » 17 Jun 2020, 8:57pm

Mrs. C has good comfortable saddles on three of her machines, but the heavily textured stitching causes her cycling apparel (yeh, shorts, 3/4 'ers etc) to become worn through very quickly.
Does anyone know of a decent, smooth, well-fitting cover - possibly neoprene rather than the awful gel filled ones - that might suffice please?

Ta, f.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby simonineaston » 17 Jun 2020, 9:03pm

So, Copy is your last name... I was going through a list of folk with unusual names earlier (it raining so hard) when I realised what a happy hunting ground the UN secretary generals are:
* U Thant
* Ban Ki-moon
* Boutros Boutros-Ghali
to name just three! I wonder, when you apply, if it's a requirement of the job.
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Mike Sales » 17 Jun 2020, 9:09pm

simonineaston wrote:So, Copy is your last name... I was going through a list of folk with unusual names earlier (it raining so hard) when I realised what a happy hunting ground the UN secretary generals are:
* U Thant
* Ban Ki-moon
* Boutros Boutros-Ghali
to name just three!


I think that "U" is an honorific.
Of course their names may be as commonplace as Smith or Jones where they come from.
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby simonineaston » 17 Jun 2020, 9:23pm

I think that "U" is an honorific.
I dare swear you're right - it's still what he's called tho' so I'd say it was his "name". It's not helped by the monosylabic nature of the rest of it!
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby simonineaston » 17 Jun 2020, 9:26pm

I must add that I work with schools and under the strict eye of the current GDP regulations, am privy to the personal details of thousands of the UK's finest school-aged children and without giving anythng away, I can tell you there's some young people out there with some bloody silly names!
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Mike Sales » 17 Jun 2020, 9:29pm

simonineaston wrote:
I think that "U" is an honorific.
I dare swear you're right - it's still what he's called tho' so I'd say it was his "name". It's not helped by the monosylabic nature of the rest of it!


His name in a way, but I don't think you can say Lord Carrington is his name. Or by some coincidence all the members of the House of Lords have the same forname!

Was there not a poor child christened with the names of all a cup winning Liverpool team.
Perhaps, like France I believe, given names should be selected from an approved list.

I find that the French law was changed in 1993, but a wide variety of countries have a wide variety of laws on giving names.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naming_law

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby nirakaro » 17 Jun 2020, 9:44pm

Mike Sales wrote:His name in a way, but I don't think you can say Lord Carrington is his name.

I've heard that when such exalted persons go to the USA, it's often assumed that Lord is their given name. Urban myth maybe.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Mike Sales » 17 Jun 2020, 9:48pm

nirakaro wrote:I've heard that when such exalted persons go to the USA, it's often assumed that Lord is their given name. Urban myth maybe.


Is it true that when The Madness of George III was shown in the USA it had to be renamed The Madness of King George lest the film was taken for the third in a series?

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Jamesh » 17 Jun 2020, 11:54pm

fausto copy wrote:Mrs. C has good comfortable saddles on three of her machines, but the heavily textured stitching causes her cycling apparel (yeh, shorts, 3/4 'ers etc) to become worn through very quickly.
Does anyone know of a decent, smooth, well-fitting cover - possibly neoprene rather than the awful gel filled ones - that might suffice please?

Ta, f.


Should we not be answering the question at hand rather than discussing unusual names?!!!

Cheers James

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby fausto copy » 18 Jun 2020, 9:31am

Thank you James; my thoughts too. :roll:

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Mike Sales » 18 Jun 2020, 9:38am

I'm sorry. I do often wander off the topic. Incurably digressive mind.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Eyebrox » 18 Jun 2020, 9:48am

simonineaston wrote:I must add that I work with schools and under the strict eye of the current GDP regulations, am privy to the personal details of thousands of the UK's finest school-aged children and without giving anythng away, I can tell you there's some young people out there with some bloody silly names!


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Re: Saddle cover, queer names

Postby Cyril Haearn » 18 Jun 2020, 9:54am

I got a free smooth plastic one with advertising, 'Europe saves our a****e'
Europe?
Some are textured, wear the trousers away, awful
One could use a plastic bag, cut to size and tape in place
..
These fora are good if one wants to collect queer names :wink:
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby simonineaston » 18 Jun 2020, 10:01am

Should we not be answering the question at hand rather than discussing unusual names?!!!
That depends on how long it goes on raining, & how hard...
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby Shreds » 18 Jun 2020, 10:34am

Ok back to the OP question.

Forget silly covers, get a genuine leather Brooks. Ride it for a couple of months. Dont wear seamed trousers.

Job done.
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