Here is my "Catch of the Day". I saw this Avenir saddle this morning at a yard sale and the owner offered it to me for fifty cents! The date code underneath says 1988. OK shape with no tears in the fabric.
Leo the curious cat asks: "Why is the Avenir a perfect copy of the classic Selle Italia Turbo? Is the Avenir a licensed product for the North American market? What's up with that?"
Here's a couple of yard sale catches from last year:
I was at a terrible yard sale full of tons of junk worthy only of the Dumpster. I was about to leave when I saw this beauty. The date code on the bottom is 1991. White perforated leather is among the rarest of the classic Turbos. The girl wanted two dollars for it:
Across town I saw this little item for sale. Still in the box, never installed--an early '90s Cateye Vectra computer--perfect for my Cramerotti. True, it doesn't have GPS or automatically upload routes to Facebook. But it gives me the basics. Leo agrees: