In a message dated 3/18/03 5:00:41 PM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
> I've only seen one of these before. What's the story with this seat?
> It looks really cool even if the leather needs to be re-glued.
My recollection is the rails are either cast or forged aluminum. Were they
rare because they broke a lot? There were some alloy framed saddles that were
made using aluminum wire that was the same gauge as the more normal steel
wire. THOSE broke with regularity. I think this was Cinelli's attempt to make
an alloy framed saddle that was better than the break-o-matic ones. I don't
remember if it worked, or just wasn't much lighter than the steel version.