[CR]re: selle an-atomica

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From: "Charles Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 08:40:49 -0700
Subject: [CR]re: selle an-atomica

Jerry and Rich wrote:

Jerry writes:
> .... a leather saddle, slotted in the middle, called An-Atomica, made in Wisconsin. Looks very interesting, How long has it been since a high quality leather saddle was made in the United States? I've seen this saddle, I think most recently up at the Frame builders show. I'm curious if anyone has recent experience with their models. I

believe some earlier versions were 'updated' to what they now offer.

Info at:


Rich Pinder Van Nuys, CA

I have some experience with these things. Originally Selle An-Atomica created a brooks saddle cut with a slot in the middle, for less pressure on the perineum. I have a couple of these Brooks saddles modified by Selle An-Atomica, and I like them a lot.

I prefer a slotted Brooks to the new Selle An-Atomica saddles, but that's just me. Others may feel the opposite. Buy one and try it..it's the only way.

Selle An-Atomica will still cut out old Brooks saddles, for a reasonable price, if you send them the saddle. Or, just do it yourself with a Dremel tool. It's a good idea to seal the edge once you're finished, and to laminate some leather underneath, to stiffen what's left of the saddle. But done right, a Brooks B-17 with a slot in the middle is even more comfortable than an uncut brooks.

Charles Andrews
Los Angeles