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    Is your Turbo repro slippery? Can I treat it with something?

    I know not everyone here rides with biking shorts (okay, maybe I'm a minority) but I thought I'd ask here since the road forum probably doesn't use this saddle. I find it to be pretty slippery and when I'm wearing gloves I don't have very much grip on the bike as a whole since I ride in the drops a lot. I may try tipping the nose up a little (which I am used to) to see if it helps, but could I put anything on the saddle to eliminate the ice rink effect without getting crazy/anything on my shorts?

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    Aren't the new ones covered in vinyl? If so, have you tried washing it with ordinary dish soap? Hope that helps.
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    Yes, I found mine to be slippery. I also couldn't get as comfortable with the re-issue so I sold it and replaced it with an original. No slipping and much more comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raverson View Post
    Aren't the new ones covered in vinyl? If so, have you tried washing it with ordinary dish soap? Hope that helps.
    Dish soap eh? Does that work?

    I thought of getting an original but...Christmas is coming and I really can't be spending money on my own stuff right now.

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    I use a repro on my commuter bike (which I ride everywhere) and I think it's fine. Maybe at first it was a little slippery but I guess wearing jeans on it for a while maybe roughens it up. The angle makes a big, big difference, of course. From my experience it should be at least level, if not turned up slightly.

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    Yeah it's level now but I really should nose it up since that's the way I usually ride. Jeans not allowed with drop bars and clipless in my family

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    Quote Originally Posted by stien View Post
    I thought of getting an original but...Christmas is coming and I really can't be spending money on my own stuff right now.
    The re-issue I had was white. I found a white original on Craigslist for $20 and went with that. Maybe I was lucky.
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    i dont even think they should call them re-issues to be honest, its not leather or suede. there is a definite difference between the originals and the new plastic ones. besides, i own four vintage turbos[currently looking for a red leather if anyone is holding...] and between the cost on CL of all 4 i have maybe $90 invested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stien View Post
    ...Jeans not allowed with drop bars and clipless in my family
    That's usually my rule too....but I've broken it this year commuting. No desire or time to change before/after class when I only have ~3 miles to ride. This winter when I'm riding to work in the financial district everyday I'll need to figure something out as I don't want to ride to work in a suit! (off to the commuter forum...)
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