Rat's or maybe even termites may have been chewing on this saddle. I received a similar Ideale saddle from French eBay that looked as if some rodent had been gnawing on the top surface.
Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA
-----Original Message----- From: Mark Petry Sent: Sun, Jul 12, 2009 6:45 pm Subject: Re: [CR] contemporary 'vintage' panto parts
Commenting on "vintage parts and Ebay buyers/sellers" George wrote :
> In vintage bike collecting this practice is not limited to just
> pantographing parts, but faking entire bikes and now even inventing
Agreed - look at this and tell me if you think the seller needs to re-think the definition of NOS
Bainbridge Island, WA