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    Vive la vélorution! laman012's Avatar
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    Saddle question for 1987 Panasonic DX5000

    I just bought a Panasonic DX5000 but it does not have a seat. Does any one know what was the stock saddle? Or have suggestions about what kind of saddle I should put on it.
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    I don't know what was stock, but assuming you plan to ride it, the correct answer is "whatever makes you comfortable." A Brooks would be fine, or a Rolls, Concor, Flite, etc.

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    Yowza! Nice get. I love the paint on that 5000. If you get sick of it let me know...

    I'd go with a white Turbo, Rolls or Regal. Any of those on Ebay will probably cost you near what you paid for the bike though.
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    Selle Italia Mundialita with Sugino SP-KCL seat post.
    I've got the next model up (which, no offense, is much rarer - yours is still quite rare, and Panny's are undervalued) and came with a Selle Italia Turbo and Sugino SP-KC seatpost at 27.2mm. I don't know if there is any difference in the seat tube of the 5k and 6k, but I figured it helps to know.
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    My 2 cents:

    1-Fit, Fit, Fit. A properly fit bike, which includes the saddle position, can make even some pretty rough saddles feel OK. Then you can switch to your preferred saddle and feel simply great.

    2-Understand what the saddle is going to do. Hold your upright self on a longish ride? Keep you on the pedals and tucked for the criterium? Some saddles are for sitting on; others simply keep the seat tube out of your "immediate vicinity." That has a lot to do with what saddle you may want.

    3-Prioritize. Only three parts of your body touch the bike, so your bars, saddle, and pedals should be something you give some thought, not simply adding a component.

    4-Experiment. Once the bike is fit, try a couple of saddles, and fine-tune the adjustment to see if you can get it better. Amani576 above has a lot different saddle on his bike than the Turbo it came with, but I like his present saddle.

    5-Ask around. I have a friend who only rides Specialized BG, another who only rides Brooks B-17's, and another who has little problem with the better offerings from the mid-80's. I have no real preference, just light and small and out of my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    Amani576 above has a lot different saddle on his bike than the Turbo it came with, but I like his present saddle.
    You want it? I hate it, it's too heavily padded for my tastes. I ordered a new (white) one tonight.
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    so i just procured a selle italia turbo in black. would anyone who has a white one like to trade? i think the white would look better, especially since I have white brake hoods and rasta colored bar tape.
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    you can sum it up in one word.... "nervex"
    Quote Originally Posted by beakgeek
    Nervex lugs are like crack.

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    I know that this forum member has one that I almost traded for (Iowegian):
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