Thursday, January 14, 2010
Always bet on black...
After an outpouring of comments, emails, telegrams and letters, the "Which Color Saddle Should I Pick" debate has come to an end.
Thanks to everyone who lent their opinion. I was sincere about wanting to hear from the visually oriented and bike lovers on this and I did ponder the suggestions carefully. In the end, though, the final choice was driven in part by some mundane factors.
First, I'd already ordered a black B67 for my Schwinn, before deciding the current saddle is just too comfortable to replace. Second, I'd abandoned the idea of cork grips, after finding that I tend to pull on the north road handlebars a bit when accelerating or climbing and was constantly convinced I was about to pull the cork grips off altogether.
But this isn't to say I wasn't influenced by the eloquent arguments in favor of black as the color of choice. With the new-but-temporary Schwinn-style grips, the saddle looks great against the Nishiki's coppery brown frame.
Thanks to all for your input. If you voted for brown, you have my permission to second-guess my choice in the comments below.