RE: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay


From: "nick zatezalo" <nickzz@mindspring.com>
To: "CR CHAT" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:26:43 -0500
In-Reply-To: <1d4.56a3801.2ba9415a@aol.com>


Stevan,

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: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of NortonMarg@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 10:43 PM To: monkeylad@mac.com; Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Interesting Cinelli seat on Ebay

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