RE: [CR]More on the Unicanitor


Example: Production Builders:Frejus

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Subject: RE: [CR]More on the Unicanitor
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 10:28:53 -0400
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Thread-Topic: [CR]More on the Unicanitor
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From: "Bingham, Wayne" <WBINGHAM@imf.org>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


The Unica-Nitor and very similar (in fact almost/if not identical) plastic saddles marked as Cinelli and others, in a variety of colors, trickled into the BMX market in the early 80's if not before. My son was involved in BMX about 1980, actively racing by 82, and the saddles I saw on the racing scene sure looked just like what I remembered from track bikes earlier on. I may still have red and black examples in my stash, but I'd have to dig deep in one of those saddle boxes to find them so I can post pictures.

Maybe some rainy evening....

Wayne Bingham Lovettsville VA


>>>>I have seen yellow unicanitor-like saddles made by Cinelli in the early 80's and marketed as BMX saddles.


>From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
>Reply-To: kurt@fineartscrimshaw.com
>CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]More on the Unicanitor
>Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 21:35:02 -0700
>
>I'm pretty sure I've seen green and orange. Yellow too I think. These may
>have been later though. Anyone?
>
>Kurt Sperry
>Bellingham WA
>
>
>On 5/15/06, devotion finesse <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>I just read Chuck Schmidt's response to the plastic saddle thread in whic
>h
>>he states that the original Unica-Nitor "Offered plain or perforated in
>>Black, Brown, Orange or Green."
>>In the small amount of time I have spent with vintage bicycle parts on my
>>radar, 99% of the plastic unicanitors I have seen have been black. I saw
>>a
>>couple of early 60's Frejus bikes with brown ones, the only two I've ever
>>seen, and the only orange/salmon/rust one I have seen was offered for sal
>e
>>by Cyclart on ebay.
>>--
>>fineartscrimshaw.com