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    Celeste Saddles?

    So in hot anticipation of my $50 Bianchi, I've decided that a Celeste coloured saddle is an absolute necessity.

    However, where does one procure such an item (vintage/vintage looking rather than modern) other than ebay?

    Does anyone here have one they wish to sell?

    Thanks!

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    i'd say ebay is your best bet - it'll cost more than your bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by marley mission View Post
    i'd say ebay is your best bet - it'll cost more than your bike

    Very sad. There isn't even one available at the moment!

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    Well, white almost always looks good on the celeste Bianchis - imo, sometimes a celeste saddle is a little too much of a good thing. Yellow can look really good too. But that isn't what you are asking for, I guess.

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    Ooops, forgot to say that the bike is black with celeste decals

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ianchi-is-mine!!!!

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    i have one i'd part with


    IMG_1123 by shnibop, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookgirl View Post

    Very sad. There isn't even one available at the moment!
    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R4...All-Categories

    the're available - just pricey

    it'll look tight on your bike
    hey at least u got a good deal on the bike
    btw - i rec celeste wrap too
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    Quote Originally Posted by marley mission View Post
    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R4...All-Categories

    the're available - just pricey

    it'll look tight on your bike
    hey at least u got a good deal on the bike
    btw - i rec celeste wrap too
    Those ones aren't vintage unfortunately. I'd really like a period correct one. It has a decent looking saddle on it (I don't have it yet) but totally modern.

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    gotcha
    good luck w search - i am on ebay often so i'll post if i find anything
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    Thanks!

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    I'd go for the one shown above by shnibop.
    Other than the occasional Turbo, celeste saddles can be pricey.

    I do think it will look great on a black Bianchi w/celest lettering.
    Add the wrap, and housings if you can find them, plus a bottle cage.
    Tires are out there. I just put some on a friends Trofeo.
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    shnibop's saddle is lovely, I agree. But it's a bit to expensive for me right now. I didn't realize they were so rare!

    I definitely want the housing and wrap.

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    30 miles?!?
    Honestly, this is not really a consideration for me!

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    Personally I would not get hung up on a Celeste saddle. generally I use balck because it is very classic and does not show dirt. I think it is more important to have a comfortable saddle rather than a color coordinated one.
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Seems there's a few to choose among on eBay:

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=bia....c0.m270.l1313

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    Seems there's a few to choose among on eBay:

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=bia....c0.m270.l1313
    but with the expection of this lone turbo they all look very uncomfortable.

    I have a similar one I want to use (sorry for the HiJack) how would you suggest I clean it?



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    I would try using a cream cleanser. In Aus there is one called Jif. Here is Canada it appears to be called Vim. I don't know about the states.

    Otherwise try a leather and suede cleaner made for fine shoes.

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    I'd try a magic eraser on it before anything else... I've had good luck with them on all sorts of strange materials and they are unlikely to leave remnants behind.

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    Noooooooo! Don't do it! Magic Erasers are, IME strangely abrasive. You might abrade the surface (microscopically) and lose the protective coat and make it more susceptible to grime which will be harder to remove later!

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    Black is fine.

    I've since added Vittoria creme-walls with a celeste stripe before the black face of the tire..
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    Black looks good on your celeste frame, but i loooove celeste so much. I want as much of it as possible!

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    Some Bianchi's need no celeste at all, even triples.
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    The bike might not need celeste, but I do, LOL.

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