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


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From: "Pete Rutledge" <prutledge1@comcast.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Vinyl/plastic seats: when did they start being sold?
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 15:31:51 -0400
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I have both types of Unica-Nitor saddles and am under the impression that the multi-hole (three large holes plus numerous small holes) saddle is a road saddle and the one with only the three large holes is a track saddle. The track saddle is also considerably narrower than the road saddle.

Pete Rutledge
Woodbridge, VA USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Bensinger"
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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 2:49 PM
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?
>
> Thanks,
> Ken Bensinger
> Brooklyn, NY