RE: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay

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From: "nick zatezalo" <>
To: "CR CHAT" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:26:43 -0500
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The rails appear to be a casting.You can see the mold lines & the lettering on the rails was definitely part of the mold.Mine has had limited usage and shows no evidence of degradation.

Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga

-----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 10:43 PM To:; Subject: Re: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay

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