Re: [CR]Exotic saddle materials


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:40:22 -0800
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: "Don Rogers" <turning.pedals@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Exotic saddle materials
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That seems like a real possibilty, Don. The only comment I would have is that the "chicken-feet" patterns don't seem to be placed random enough.

Some listers have suggested buffalo leather but I don't think it's that since the texture and pattern is very different. For reference, here's another photo with 3 saddles. From the left, Unicanitor Pakistani buffalo leather, Unicanitor buffalo leather, and 3TTT mystery:

http://www.chainedrevolution.com/images/bikes/misc/saddles.jpg

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On Nov 7, 2007 11:19 AM, Don Rogers <turning.pedals@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2007 1:16 PM, Tam Pham <terminaut@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Upon seeing that I was reminded of another unusual saddle in my garage
> and
> > thought I'd check the list to see if someone is able to identify the
> cover
> > material. It's an old 3TTT saddle and a detailed photo of it can be seen
> > here:
> >
> > http://www.chainedrevolution.com/images/bikes/misc/3tttsaddle.jpg
>
> That looks to me like ostrich skin.
>
> Don Rogers
> Rumford, RI USA