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Old November 12th 04, 04:46 PM
Paulpstein
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Default New Bicycle Seat More Healthy for Men

Study Proves New Bicycle Seat More Healthy
Cylindrical Shape Eliminates Sexual Dysfunction Associated With Traditional
Design

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A traditional bicycle seat is
more likely to cause male sexual dysfunction and a variety of other health
problems than a new seat with a revolutionary design, according to Medicine &
Science In Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of
Sports Medicine (www.ms-se.com). Results of the 2004 study concluded that the
typical sport/racing saddle with a narrow protruding nose causes twice the
pressure in the perineal region as the Solution Bicycle Seat, a unique new
model without the nose.

*(Photo: http://www.lincolnmedia.com/images/SolutionSeat1.jpg)

Previous studies linked perineal pressure to difficulties resulting from
bicycling, including numbness, urinary track and yeast infections, prostate
inflammation and impotence. That is because sitting on a typical bike saddle
for long periods of time compresses the artery that provides blood flow to the
area, according to Dr. Irwin Goldstein, a prominent urologist from Boston
University.

For the study, 33 bicycle police patrol officers pedaled a stationary bicycle
at a controlled cadence and workload, sitting on a variety of bicycle seats.
Previous evolutions of the traditional seats were tested, including the
split-horn design with gel-strips said to reduce shock resistance and make the
horn softer. Yet even these seats did not eliminate the pressure to the
perineal region. The study concluded that it is the seat design, not the
padding that makes the difference.

Goldstein, who treats about 15 men a week who suffer from temporary impotence
due to cycling, first drew national attention to the problem with a 1997
article in Bicycling magazine. Some say he crusades against the seats like
some doctors crusade against cigarettes. And for good reason. In a separate
study of 1,709 randomly selected Massachusetts men, conducted by The New
England Reproductive Institute, five percent of those who bicycle reported at
least temporary impotence. Only one percent of other groups, such as runners,
reported similar problems. The problem with bicycling, Goldstein claims, is
the seat.

Yet, the alleviation of sexual dysfunction associated with bicycle riding is an
unexpected benefit of the Solution Bicycle Seat. It was originally created by
a cycling enthusiast with a good case of saddle soreness.

"After a painful day of riding, followed by Advil-induced sleep, I had to try
to create a bicycle seat that wouldn't cause men such pain," said Solution
inventor, Wayne Trotter, a resident Ft. Lauderdale, FL. "The result is a
cylindrical shape that allows the fatty portion of the buttocks to absorb the
pressure."

Bicycle shops did not initially beat down Trotter's door for the unconventional
design. Instead, serious bikers became believers in the product and their word
of mouth testimonials fueled sales.

And leisure enthusiasts are not the only buyers. Police officers in Miami
Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles have replaced their traditional bike
saddles with the Solution Bicycle Seat.

"Since I obtained the Solution Bicycle Seat, it's easier for me to go for an
extended period of time on my bicycle without discomfort," said Scott Hickey, a
south Florida Bicycle Patrol Officer. "My bicycle is much more comfortable to
ride and my job is more enjoyable."

Approximately 50,000 police officers in this country patrol on bicycles,
spending as many as five hours a day sitting on a bicycle saddle.

For more information visit http://www.solutionbicycleseat.com or call
866-245-3732.

This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by Send2Press(TM),
a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.com

SOURCE Solution Bicycle Seat LLC

CO: Solution Bicycle Seat LLC

ST: Florida, Massachusetts

SU: SVY PDT

Web site: http://www.send2press.com

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Old November 12th 04, 04:54 PM
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On 12 Nov 2004 15:46:02 GMT, (Paulpstein) wrote:

Study Proves New Bicycle Seat More Healthy


Study Proves Problem Invented By People With Product To Sell

If you care that much, buy a recumbent anyway.

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Old November 14th 04, 12:53 AM
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I did. I never really got used to my bike seat. I replaced my racing
upright with a racing recumbent. I used to have sore butt with only a few
miles, and sore back, neck, and wrists after 20 miles or so. I've now gone
75 miles with none of this. My cruise speed went from 20 to 23, too (in
pool-table flat Florida).


"Just zis Guy, you know?" wrote in message
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On 12 Nov 2004 15:46:02 GMT, (Paulpstein) wrote:

Study Proves New Bicycle Seat More Healthy


Study Proves Problem Invented By People With Product To Sell

If you care that much, buy a recumbent anyway.

Guy
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May contain traces of irony. Contents liable to settle after posting.
http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk

88% of helmet statistics are made up, 65% of them at Washington University



 




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