[CR] White leather saddles

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 21:48:05 -0500
From: "Tom Martin" <tom@voimports.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <internet-bob@bikelist.org>
Cc: hydelake@verizon.net, davefromainetoo@yahoo.com, tesanders@comcast.net
Subject: [CR] White leather saddles

I wouldn;t expect CR listers to get all excited about white leather saddles. I thought that was more for the younger FGG types. Not that there's anything wrong with them and their aesthetic and/or money.

Just a note about the pink and white saddles from that China maker (BTW- are you sure it's China and not Taiwan?). While the brown and black ones are tanned like a brooks or Lepper, the lighter colored ones are 'coated' , ie spray painted or powder coated.

I have a couple Taiwan made white leather saddles and was disappointed that they were spray painted. It would wear off in 50-60 miles. I passed on importing them for that reason alone.

But they did look pretty cool.

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