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Old 01-16-10, 03:17 PM   #1
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New San Marco Rolls Saddle

Does the San Marco Rolls need any special preperation before installation like Brooks Saddles?
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Old 01-16-10, 03:29 PM   #2
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Nope. Fit, adjust and ride.
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Brooks saddles are pretty much unique in that respect afaik....
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The "new" new Rolls saddles have a synthetic cover. The "Vintage" Rolls, the ones with "Vintage" on the box are leather. I've never had a problem with the leather cracking, but I store my bike indoors and rarely ride in the rain. I went ahead and applied a coat of Obenauf's (the best, end of conversation) wax to my leather versions.
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The "new" new Rolls saddles have a synthetic cover. The "Vintage" Rolls, the ones with "Vintage" on the box are leather. I've never had a problem with the leather cracking, but I store my bike indoors and rarely ride in the rain. I went ahead and applied a coat of Obenauf's (the best, end of conversation) wax to my leather versions.
http://www.obenaufs.com/product_info...44707bc3878b6a
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Are you sure that tghe new rolls saddle are synthetic? The ones I have are all leather and nowhere can I find any reference of synthetic Rolls saddles.
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Are you sure that tghe new rolls saddle are synthetic? The ones I have are all leather and nowhere can I find any reference of synthetic Rolls saddles.
They use Lorica for many of their colored Rolls models, Regal, and others. I have a black one that is definitely not leather. I got it directly from the manufacturer as a replacement for a defective one. On the underside of the nose where it's glued, I can see how the cover is a smooth, thin, outerskin laminated over a thicker synthetic. I couldn't find another black Lorica saddle from an internet search, just white Ti ones.
I have an idea they switched to synthetic for the colored models because the colored leather would quickly wear away to a rough, grey color.
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The one with the steel rails are covered with the synthetic material called Lorica, while the titanium rail Rolls are covered with leather.
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Received the San Marco Rolls and on the box it says: "Vintage 1935 San Marco". On the end of the box it says:
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147x278 mm 340gr
Cover: Black Printed Leather
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