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

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Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 23:14:32 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [CR]Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4
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To: Chuck Schmidt <>
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Thanks Chuck! You're right about the sign-off, too. A proper sign-off will make me happy, Dale happy and even you happy! George Hollenberg, MD Westport, CT, USA (There we are!)

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2007 6:10 pm
Subject: Re: [CR]Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4
To: Classic Rendezvous


\r?\n> On Jun 2, 2007, at 1:49 PM, wrote:


\r?\n> > Thanks for this image reference, but I suspect it's not of the


\r?\n> > 1983-4 Turbo. I may well be wrong, but I think that the Turbo

\r?\n> in

\r?\n> > the 1983-4 time frame had a fine gold colored metal nose band

\r?\n> and

\r?\n> > two rear metal plates.

\r?\n> > George Hollenberg MD

\r?\n> > CT, USA



\r?\n> That would be the "Turbo Special"... I have one on an early

\r?\n> Italian-

\r?\n> made Masi Volumetrica.


\r?\n> Verbal description:

\r?\n> Black, textured leather (sort of wood grain pattern), gold(?)

\r?\n> plated

\r?\n> nose band with stamped lettering "Turbo Special" filled with red


\r?\n> paint and two separate gold(?) plated plates in back with

\r?\n> stamped

\r?\n> lettering "Turbo" filled with red paint. The saddle rails are

\r?\n> also

\r?\n> gold(?) plated. The "Turbo" is a copy of the Porsche Turbo logotype.


\r?\n> I'm pretty sure there is a manufacturing date code device (wheel


\r?\n> shape with months and years segments) on the bottom of the shell

\r?\n> but

\r?\n> I'd have to remove the saddle to check the date. I installed

\r?\n> the

\r?\n> saddle on the bike in the middle 1980s (1984/5).


\r?\n> (George you should include your city in your sign-off to make

\r?\n> Dale

\r?\n> happy.)


\r?\n> Chuck Schmidt

\r?\n> South Pasadena, CA USA

\r?\n> (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)