Re: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay


From: NortonMarg@aol.com
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 22:43:22 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay
To: monkeylad@mac.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 3/18/03 5:00:41 PM Pacific Standard Time, monkeylad@mac.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.
Anyone?
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA