My reprint of The Data Book has the original Unica-Nitor on page 207. A couple of unsigned-but-undoubtedly-Rebour drawings, dated (by the book author) 1959, and titled "VU AU TOUR" (seen at the Tour? No French spoken here)
How reliable is The Data Book for dates?
Three holes, flat rails, special Unica post, way cool.
Mark Bulgier Seattle WA USA
Ted Ernst wrote:
> '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
> 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.