Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

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Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby weeksy59 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 13:50 pm

I love Spoons and they fit well... .

However my 2nd one is now creaking after only 4-5 rides... the first lasted many many months before creaking.

So wouldn't mind trying something else..

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby warpcow » Mon Jul 23, 2012 14:04 pm

I'm pretty sure the Gusset R-series and Madison Flux are based on the same shell (so could have the same problem too). I like Spoons, but also get on well with SDG Bel-Airs if that helps.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby jayson » Mon Jul 23, 2012 14:08 pm

Had a spoon on my old carrera before it was nicked and never had a problem with it at all. Got a madison flux on my current HT and it creaks abit although i can stop it briefly by covering the seatpost top in grease when reassembing it then wiping off any excess but it doesnt seem to last very long.

Other than that both great seats imo, comfy and cheap.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby Roostoids » Mon Jul 23, 2012 14:11 pm

Got a galaxy sdg and its very comfy and silent. Recommend it.
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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby an_original_name » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:05 pm

is the creaking definitely in the saddle? i've had noises in that area before and its turned out to be the seat clamp, usually adding a small amount of grease between the seat rails and clamp sorts it out. worth a try before you go out and buy something new.

if you still have a problem, i've been using a fizik gobi for a while now and don't have any complaints.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby bails87 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:34 pm

I also like my Gobi.

But if you're happy with Spoons then I'd say stick with it.
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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:38 pm

If you want a spoon'ish look with colour options the SDG Bel Air is nice. However it is famed for creaking! I blamed Wiggle and they sent me a new one which, touch wood, is still silent 6 months on. Seems like the world and his wife all have Gobi's these days.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Jul 23, 2012 16:59 pm

an_original_name wrote:is the creaking definitely in the saddle? i've had noises in that area before and its turned out to be the seat clamp, usually adding a small amount of grease between the seat rails and clamp sorts it out. worth a try before you go out and buy something new.

if you still have a problem, i've been using a fizik gobi for a while now and don't have any complaints.

I was thinking the same thing. Creaking from the saddle can often be remedied by applying a little smear of grease on the saddle rails and/or the seat clamp.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby Coolnick » Mon Jul 23, 2012 18:22 pm

On-one Big Nose is a top saddle for similar cost
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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby weeksy59 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 19:03 pm

YeehaaMcgee wrote:
an_original_name wrote:is the creaking definitely in the saddle? i've had noises in that area before and its turned out to be the seat clamp, usually adding a small amount of grease between the seat rails and clamp sorts it out. worth a try before you go out and buy something new.

if you still have a problem, i've been using a fizik gobi for a while now and don't have any complaints.

I was thinking the same thing. Creaking from the saddle can often be remedied by applying a little smear of grease on the saddle rails and/or the seat clamp.


Tried that.. no good.. This is a fairly new saddle. I got a couple of rides, but started to creak quickly. I'll have another clean tomorrow and a grease, but pretty sure it's at fault this time.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby cooldad » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:07 pm

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:57 pm

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby weeksy59 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 17:28 pm

Well stupidly i bought a spoon again... the sodding thing creaks after about 6 rides... it's getting on my nerves..

So i'm back in the "what seat doesn't creak" mode.

I'd just like 6 months of silence. Cost is now irrelevent, as long as it resolves my issue.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 20:21 pm

I'm thinking it's not your saddle, my spoon has done 2,250miles on my commuter and I ride with a chap who does 1000 miles a MONTH and only uses spoons.....all creak free

That said I picked up a Bonty inform cheap and am liking that.......

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby weeksy59 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 20:24 pm

The Beginner wrote:I'm thinking it's not your saddle, my spoon has done 2,250miles on my commuter and I ride with a chap who does 1000 miles a MONTH and only uses spoons.....all creak free

That said I picked up a Bonty inform cheap and am liking that.......


I can make it creak with my bare hands. Hold onto the seatpost and waggle the front, it creaks... this is with seatpost NOT in the bike... it can be in the kitchen or the bedroom LOL. Trust me, it's the seat.. it's the 3rd Spoon and the 3rd time i've had it creaking.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:49 pm

I found the spoon very comfy. My ass also approves of the Ragley Cheeky though. May be worth a look

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby cycle monster » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:56 pm

I am on my third Spoon, on my second bike. Not so much as a squeak from any combination. Plenty of chatter from my creaking old joints though.

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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby felix.london » Thu Oct 04, 2012 07:50 am

Sounds like it's your seatpost rather than your saddle. Done 1,500+km on mine...silent as a mouse
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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby passout » Thu Oct 04, 2012 09:53 am

Saddles do creak sometimes, personally I'd just ignore it.

I do like WTB range of saddles - the Silverado one does creak by the way (nice though).
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Re: Replacement saddle that's NOT a spoon

Postby The Rookie » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:43 am

So its the joint from top of seatpost to saddle that's probably creaking........and its the common denominator!

Try either a cheap different sadde or seatpost for a bit!


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