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 rmillay member offline
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posted 9/25/2008
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Got one of Estrogen's Anatomica Titanicos at their fire sale last August. After about 800 miles the verdict seems to be in: best saddle yet! Felt better than my B17 on the first ride. Quick dial-in, stays reasonably comfortable on 100K's. Only need to test it on a 100 miler. Only gripe is the pants catcher on the front tip. Oh, it squeaks, too, but since I ride solo, I try to regard it as a friendly sound.

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posted 9/25/2008
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I HATE TO BE AN I TOLD YOU SO, BUT.................


TOLD YOU SO

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posted 9/25/2008
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To fix the squeak screw the adjustment screw all of the way in so that the nose can flip back. Then you will see the culprit of the sound. It is a metal on metal squeak. I just put a thin piece of leather between the metal on the nose and the metal that it rest on. A little Gorilla glue holds it under the nose so it doesn't fall off. Put it back together and adjust the tension and voila, no more squeak.

If you have problems, go to my profile and e-mail me.

Spongebob Anatomicapants

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posted 9/25/2008
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That Spongebob has more pants than Pansy has red Anatomica Titanico saddles!

Welcome to the Magic Saddle Club, rmillay!

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posted 10/7/2008
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Well Pansy are ya going to start an Anatomica Titanico Bike Journal club?
Sounds like its about time for one you instigator you....

Nine

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posted 10/7/2008
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I like the squeak. It's like a metronome helping me hold cadence without having to look down at a stupid cyclometer. Have you ever just stared at your speed or cadence? Ugh. Bad habit. Waste of a perfectly good view of the world from your saddle.

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posted 10/8/2008
at 9:15:26 AM
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Squeak? What squeak? After about 15,000 miles combined on two of these wonderful saddles, I guess I've gotten used to it. At one point, I followed the manufacturer's suggestion to back the screw out, apply a bit of grease and re-tension back to the original settting, being careful not to overtension, and it worked. Then it started again later sometime, and it just quit bothering me. Compared to the incessant screaming that I used to hear from my butt when it had been on other saddles for over 10 hours, it is nothing.

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posted 10/8/2008
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Oh, great. Another mind-altering visual: Raleighdon's butt screaming incessantly.

[waits for grammar police]

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posted 1/2/2011
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Well, it's been about 15,000 miles, a new frame, and the saddle has grown almost an inch longer, but it's gotten me through a lot of long rides. As I'm going over to the dark side, I may hang it on a wall, like a trophy. Spongebob was right about the squeak; I just put a little heavy grease on the contact spot to mute it. To keep the adjustment, I finally put a jam nut on the adjustment screw. Happy tails to everyone! (No, it wasn't a typo.)

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posted 12/16/2019
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Blast from the past.

I have been commuting on a Selle Anatomica NSX (no slot) for some time--far under the 14K miles I have on that bike, though I don't really recall how long ago I bought that saddle--it too has been at the end of the adjuster bolt for a good while so the saddle top is far more prone to stretching than a Brooks' top. What's more, I just had both rails break. I never thought it nearly as comfortable as a Brooks saddle (I'm riding a team professional and a B-17 special on other bikes, so, rmillay, I beg to differ on the comfort results, even though it was just fine for shorter rides), but had liked the thought that it was supposedly more weather-proof. Turns out, the weather-proofness is wasted if the top is stretchy and the rails are fragile. Bummer. (I won't be tempted to replace the frame as did rmillay even though the top is in good shape -- would need a longer adjuster bolt too)

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RBENT
posted 12/16/2019
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After going over to the bright side, about six months later, I took the Anatomica off my Trek and replaced with my old TiFly and rode the bike over to the LBS to be sold on commission. I could not believe how uncomfortable that ride was! The Anatomica is somewhere in the house. My former long distance riding buddies have gone to a different brand. A blast from the past, indeed!. I'm still off the bike for a while, but at least I won't be anticipating regaining my "seat."
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