My bibs are blowing out!



Buckeyes

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Over the winter I have been putting my time in on the trainer but have been blowing through shorts and bibs. I thought it was due to the rollers I was training on but have realized that the left side of my saddle has been abrasive from laying the bike down at the end of last season. I don't want to buy a new seat any ideas on how to smooth out the plastic that got chewed up by the road enough to stop from killing all my bibs?
 

jhuskey

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Not sure what kind of saddle you have especially when you mention plastic. There are some saddle covers but I think most are padded and I can't say I would recommend them of course I never tried one.
Tape might work for a short time but I am pretty sure it will wear fast. Don't have a good suggestion, I bought a new saddle this last season since mine was badly worn on one side.
 

davereo

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Replacing that saddle will be cheaper in the long run. A good saddle can be found for less than a few bibs.
 

guy231

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My initial response was to say, eat less beans, But go with a new seat, your seat might wear out even more and start causing other problems like chaffing.....
 

frankiemuniz01

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The group is separating which makes it insanely more difficult to draft. coming thought the final turn, I stood up and laid in the acceleration, sprinting. One guy next to me was doing the same, and he was just a hair faster than I, but he couldn't hold it for the duration and I edged out in front. I passed two other riders who had were not sprinting. It doesn't really mean anything since I am no where near the top 20 among this 105 riders present. Yeah, there was quite the turnout for the first race of the season. End result, I am happy with my performance today. And as I said earlier, I still have all my skin.