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

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 14:49:14 -0400
From: "Ken Bensinger" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?

Just to add to the Unica Nitor/plastic saddles discussion, a tidbit and a question.

The tidbit: I have a Magistroni plastic saddle that looks just like the earlier all plastic Unica Nitor saddles. Standard steel rails, "Magistroni" on sides smooth top with no holes. No adjuster bolt on it, either. It's mad e in Mexico, not in Italy. Rides pretty comfy, especially compared to stuffed saddles that go flat with use. Weighs nothing.

The question: does anyone on this topic know anything about a Unica Nitor saddle with many, many holes in it rather than just the three as seen on most all plastic models? I've come across one that has a few dozen holes at least, all over the plac. It kind of looks like the hockey mask worn by Jason Vorhees (except black). It has the standard "UnicaNitor Brevettata" badge on the sides, but does not have an adjuster bolt. My first impression is that it has all the holes cut out to save weight or something. Any thoughts?

Ken Bensinger
Brooklyn, NY