Re: [CR]Fujita saddles

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 00:24:28 -0500
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Fujita saddles
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Nick is on to it.

In the US, almost all Fujita saddles came on Fuji bicycles. Fuji was very loyal to their suppliers- Nitto bars, Fujita Saddles, Ukai rims, Silver Star tires. Soyo tubulars. Even the lousy Primus pumps, This differentiated them from other Japanese bikes. Also alone Suntour, Sugino, Dia-Compe and Sunshine (Sanshin). No SR, No Araya, No Tahei, Little Shimano.

The leather Brooks Pro type came on the Fuji America. The "Belt" came on the famous mid level S-10-S.

The racing bikes had a sort of Unicanitor copy. Sometimes with wild "lounge lizard" leather in various colors.

I have to say that every Fujita saddle was hard and uncomfortable.

Joe Bender-Zanoni "And I even like TTT saddles- hard and comfortable"

----- Original Message -----
From: "nick zatezalo"
To: "CR List"
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 4:48 PM
Subject: FW: [CR]Fujita saddles

> 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 <>
> > To: <>
> > 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.