Re: [CR] 3Rensho Saddle Question NOW Comfortable Saddles

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Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 04:21:04 -0700
From: "Thomas Adams" <>
To: <>, donald gillies <>, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] 3Rensho Saddle Question NOW Comfortable Saddles

Dear Don:

Ooooh, take any recommendations on what saddle is "more comfortable" with several large pinches of salt.  You might as well ask whether a good rider can detect a difference between tubular A and tubular B in a blind test.

What's good for A is poison for B.  Try to get some cheap used examples of specimens to try before you plunge big bucks into pristine examples.  You'll usually find you develop a roster of saddles that work for you, and others you avoid like the plague.  Just to show you how subjective it is, I like the bumpy Avocet Tourings that Jerry says are nearly identical to the Turbos, but can't sit on a Turbo for more than 20 miles.  Why?  Beats me.  The other saddle I can't stand is the Profil aero.  For other on topic saddles I like Concors and Brooks B-17s, but have trouble with Brooks Pros.  And I'm always looking for Cinelli Unicanitor 3s and 4s, while others I know despise the Uni.  Vive le difference.

Tom Adams
Manhattan, KS

--- On Fri, 10/23/09, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:

From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <> Subject: Re: [CR] 3Rensho Saddle Question NOW Comfortable Saddles To:, "donald gillies" <> Date: Friday, October 23, 2009, 4:20 PM

I think Selle Italia made the Avocet, and the Avocets are virtually a customized version of the Turbo.  In particular, the Women's Turbo is virtually identical to a Women's Model II Avocet, wich happens to be my wife's favorite saddle.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA

--- On Fri, 10/23/09, donald gillies wrote:

> From: donald gillies <>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]  3Rensho Saddle Question NOW Comfortable Saddles

\r?\n> To:

\r?\n> Date: Friday, October 23, 2009, 2:46 PM

\r?\n> 'Back in the day', which was closer

\r?\n> in comfort to an Avocet Touring

\r?\n> saddle, the San Marco Rolls or Selle Italia Turbo ??


\r?\n> Both of these on-topic saddles have been reissued and are

\r?\n> relatively

\r?\n> affordable now, so they might make a good choice for the

\r?\n> 3Rensho

\r?\n> tandem.


\r?\n> - Don Gillies

\r?\n> San Diego, CA, USA