Re: [CR]Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4


Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:48:37 -0500
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4
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From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


gholl@optonline.net wrote:
> Thanks for this image reference, but I suspect it's not of the 1983-4
> Turbo. I may well be wrong, but I think that the Turbo in the 1983-4
> time frame had a fine gold colored metal nose band and two rear metal
> plates.

IIRC, the original Turbo did not have the gold trim; this came later in the "Special" version. The early Turbos I've seen and used have the Bernard Hinnault endorsement:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/turbo/turbo1.jpg http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/turbo/turbo2.jpg

The Turbo is one of my two favorite saddles, the other being the Brooks Team Professional.

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John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA