The Fuji S12s that I bought for my wife in 1978 came with a Fuji approved leather saddle that I believe was made by Fujita. It was also rock hard but actually broke in quite nicely over time.
Nick Zatezalo Atlanta, Ga
> [Original Message]
> From: Gary Chottiner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 2/11/2004 4:10:53 PM
> Subject: [CR]Fujita saddles
> I'm pretty sure a Fujita saddle came on my Proteus, which was made in the
> mid-70's. The bike originally had a mixture of Campy and high quality
> Japanese components. The first thing to fail on it was the saddle; it was
> comfortable enough after it broke me in but one of the steel rails fractured
> after a few years - and that's when I was 20 pounds lighter. No doubt it
> was an isolated bad apple but my Brooks saddle has held up a lot longer.
> Gary Chottiner, Northeast Ohio
> - where I was able to bike to work Monday and Tuesday for the first time in
> a month, but snow covered the roads again last night.