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cheap ass solution!

Hi all.
Having read a lot of questions on how to make your ride more comfortable on your behind, I have found a little cheap remedy that at least helps me a lot!
A 5 dollar gel pad sold for the same purpose as the old hot water bottles made of rubber. You can heat it in a microwave oven or freeze it in a fridge or just plain and simple .... sit on it!!!! (Sold in nearly all hardwear stores)
It·s great!!!!
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Hi all.
Having read a lot of questions on how to make your ride more comfortable on your behind,
Nice idea, ...


...although I expected you to say "lignocaine"! mmmm.....apply and those aches just fade away.....
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Withdraw recomendation!!!!
The little pad broke and spilt its guts all over the place.
sorry if somebody went and bought one but still.... it was only 5 bucks.
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Hi all.
Having read a lot of questions on how to make your ride more comfortable on your behind, I have found a little cheap remedy that at least helps me a lot!
A 5 dollar gel pad sold for the same purpose as the old hot water bottles made of rubber. You can heat it in a microwave oven or freeze it in a fridge or just plain and simple .... sit on it!!!! (Sold in nearly all hardwear stores)
It·s great!!!!
Love and peace,
Dan
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Hey Dan, have you got any tips on how to get Gel off my leathers



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Withdraw recomendation!!!!
The little pad broke and spilt its guts all over the place.
sorry if somebody went and bought one but still.... it was only 5 bucks.
Dan
I hope to do the same kind of thing for my car - maybe re-enforce an old sun-bed pad - though not everyone's into making/customising stuff.
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I·m sure You were only pulling my leg?!

This gel wipes off easily with water and leaves no trace whatsoever.

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