Well, since I have at least three Ideale saddles (80/90/92) with the "impermablise" (sp?) treatment, I can attest to the fact that not only are all three wonderfully comfortably and compliant, but they stain the bejeezus out of whatever shorts you're wearing. Makes it look like I should be wearing Depends.......
BTW, I WTB any additoinal 92s that any of you want to part with..
John D wrote:
> Kenji Fusejima wrote:
> "rodee main" selon D. Rebour
> As for "hand treatment for saddle", Mr. Daniel Rebour offered the idea only
> for Ideale saddle. It seems that the saddles with this treatment was
> announced at "Salon de Paris" 1968 trade show."
> It's been my personal experience that the practical difference between a
> "normal" Brooks and the "'presoftened" Brooks is virtually nil. I have
> heard others voice the same sentiments. And, apparently, Brooks has
> discontinued the practice.
> Does anyone know whether Rebour's treatment actually made any substantial
> difference, as opposed to just another case of advertising hype? Can anyone
> offer info as to the method that Rebour used as opposed to the method of
> "presoftening" by Brooks?
> John Dunn in Napa Valley
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: kenji fusejima <QYP02710@nifty.com>
> To: Jim McCoin <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks logo ?
> > At 7:00 AM -0700 01.7.13, Jim McCoin wrote:
> > >What does the logo "Selle Rodie Main" on the seat area of a Brooks Pro
> > >stand for , some one suggested it was Daniel Rebours system for pre
> > >softening . Any ideas
> > >Jim McCoin
> > Hello Jim;
> > "rodee main" selon D. Rebour
> > As for "hand treatment for saddle", Mr. Daniel Rebour offered the idea
> > for Ideale saddle. It seems that the saddles with this treatment was
> > announced at "Salon de Paris" 1968 trade show.
> > These are the photocopies of the paper which came attached to the product.
> > The first is surface and second is reverse side.
> > http://www12.xdsl.ne.jp/~fuseken/ideale1.gif
> > http://www12.xdsl.ne.jp/~fuseken/ideale2.gif
> > This is a photocopy of the book "Le Monde de Daniel Rebour".
> > It has written, "It was announced at Salon de Paris 1968".
> > http://www12.xdsl.ne.jp/~fuseken/le_monde.gif
> > Kenji Fusejima
> > Tokyo Japan