RE: [CR]saddles


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Subject: RE: [CR]saddles
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 10:37:23 -0400
Thread-Topic: [CR]saddles
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From: "Bingham, Wayne R." <WBINGHAM@imf.org>
To: <marcus.e.helman@gm.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Marcus -

Saddles are such a personal thing that it's hard to say what might be best for you, comfort wise. A Selle Italia Turbo might look correct on your Casati, but if you don't like the Flite, you might like the Turbo. I rode Turbos before the Flite came out, and now the Flite is one of my favorite saddles. I have a titanium-railed Rolls I might be willing to trade for your Flite, if it's in good shape. The Rolls I have is practically new. I bought it new at a swap meet, tried it because it has a much more retro look, but still preferred the Flite, so now the Rolls is in my big box-o-saddles.

Just a thought -

Wayne

-----Original Message----- From: marcus.e.helman@gm.com [mailto:marcus.e.helman@gm.com] Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 10:06 AM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]saddles

There is period correctness, then there are practical considerations of comfort. My used Casati came with a Flite saddle. Although I am enamored with the titanium rails, it just isn't that comfortable. Mark Bulgier's catalog scans show a bike like mine with a Selle Italia saddle with the letters RS. The saddle looks like suede.

I need some advice. It seems that a lot of members use Brooks saddles, but I am having a hard time imagining a B17 on an Italian SR equipped bike from late in our time window. I think it would have looked anachronistic even in 1982.

Selle San Marco still makes the Rolls and Concor saddles. Does anyone have experience with them?

Is there a modern saddle without all the screaming graphics that might work without looking totally out of place?

My LBS does not have a giant selection. The mail order places have too many.

Thanks,
Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI