Re: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?

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From: "ternst" <>
To: "Pete Rutledge" <>, <>
References: <BAY101-F18791D670AC8448E1A7A98F5A20@phx.gbl> <006d01c67789$ec4a1220$6400a8c0@TOSHIBA>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 12:26:09 -0700

'60 - '61 is about right for the Unica's. I think the first ones were with the Unica swivel and flat rail seat and post original set up. About a year later the standard rail ones were in production. I think it was '61 when I put one on my bike and I still have and use the seat on my current road machine. It's one of the most comfortable seats I've ridden and see no reason to change it. The younger guys and gals don't know how to deal with it when they see it and suspect it came from the Inquisition. Except now with the new out of time line carbon super lite saddles that riders are surprised to find out how comfortable they are now, I think I'll tell them mine is one of the original prototypes and was 45 years in development. Love to tweak the new breed equipment climbers. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, Ca

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Rutledge"
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?

> In the U.S. mid-Atlantic states, I saw the Unica-Nitor plastic saddles
> first becoming popular with racers in 1964--and they were quite the thing.
> Many riders switched over from the leather saddles at that time, including
> me, and I've stayed with them to the present day.
> Pete Rutledge
> Woodbridge, VA USA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "devotion finesse" <>
> To: <>; <>
> Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:18 PM
> Subject: RE: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?
>> It started with the original Unica-Nitor, no? Sometime in the mid 60's?
>> Anybody know how the Unica-Nitor became the Cinelli Unicanitor?
>>>From: Don Wilson <>
>>>To: Classic Rendezvous <>
>>>Subject: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?
>>>Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 11:04:44 -0700 (PDT)
>>>I'd like an approximate year when plastic seats
>>>started being placed on good road bikes and what
>>>manufacturer lead the way.
>>>Don Wilson
>>>Los Olivos,CA
>>>D.C. Wilson
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