[CR]Re: Ottusi saddles / Merckx & Simpson

Example: Production Builders:Tonard

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:26:36 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Carltonflyer@aol.com
References: <80.36476440.30f4c8b2@aol.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Ottusi saddles / Merckx & Simpson

Carltonflyer@aol.com wrote:
> Hi Chuck,
> Just a quick follow up to you giving me a mention on the list.
> The the Gitane Tom Simpson bike with the Brooks Ottusi saddle, on
> which Tom won the 1961 Classic Tour of Flanders is now back home in
> Belgium at the museum in Oudenaarde, along with three of his jerseys [
> Gitane, Peugeot and World championship ].There is also a bronze bust
> of Tom displayed with the bike and jerseys.
> I also have the Brooks saddle from Eddie Merckx which is also reshaped
> by Ottusi, this is on the Peugeot team bike that I have in my
> collection.
> Best regards,
> Dave Marsh
> http://www.universalcyclecentre.co.uk

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the update. Good to hear details about the OTTUSI modified Brooks saddles out there used by famous pro racers.


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