I should clarify that the rails on my 1974 circa saddle are not aluminum. While they have the look of dull silver like aluminum, I checked them moments ago with a magnet, and the magnet stuck, so that rules out aluminum. Also, my rails come together at the front of the saddle, not closer to the middle like the saddle in Doug's picture.
<email@example.com> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 3:47 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Re: What is this Unicanitor that I have?
> Doug, while some others on the list might be able to give you a more
> definitive timeline on when this saddle was released & discontinued, I can
> say I bought this same model of non-covered Unicanitor plastic saddle
> brand new in 1974/75 and used it on my Masi for tens of thousands of road
> miles in the 70's in the name of lightness. It does have a certain amount
> of "give" when you sit on it which makes it tolerable (particularly if
> you're a teenager with a young posterior).
> While it continues to sit on my old retired Masi for display purposes,
> there's no way I'd use it for daily riding these days. I think it was the
> lightest saddle you could buy in 1974/75 but I suspect current saddles
> with new carbon technology are just as light, if not lighter, and
> definitely more comfortable. The two areas I deviate from on the vintage
> bikes I actually ride are the saddles and the pedals.
> So to sum up, they were used in the early to mid 70's, as an aftermarket
> saddle for road bikes and I suppose for track use too.
> Mark Winkelman
> Dallas, TX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Van Cleve" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 2:57 PM
> Subject: [CR]Re: What is this Unicanitor that I have?
>> Sorry folks, no clue how that link got so messed up. Here is is again
>> short http://tinyurl.com/
>> Doug Van Cleve
>> Chandler, Arizona USA
>> On 3/28/08, Doug Van Cleve <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Howdy folks.
>>> I just got this in the mail today: http://tinyurl.com/
>>> told this is a "pista" but I don't really know much at all about these
>>> saddles. I have one of the old funky ones with the flat, slotted
>>> rails that has the proprietary seatpost and it is much flatter and
>>> wider than this pista. The Classic-Rendezvous page on Unicanitor
>>> didn't seem to indicate that they came in different widths, so I was
>>> surprised at how different the two are. The pista has much thinner
>>> plastic and the the wishbone rails are some sort of lightweight alloy.
>>> Anybody know what this is? As cool as it is, looking at it I can't
>>> imagine that I will be able to tolerate riding it....
>>> Doug Van Cleve
>>> Chandler, Arizona USA
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