Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
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Were the plastic based Ideale saddles any good??
In my quest to build up my 80's "Tout French" bike, one item, the saddle remained elusive as I had no previous experience with French 80's saddles. I defaulted mainly to two saddles I loved in the 80's which were the Selle Italia Turbo and the Selle San Marco Concor. but they tend to be out of place on the "Tout French" bike. I checked out Ideale plastic based saddles, but I suspect that they do not ride that comfortable as I never heard of anyone raving about an Ideale 2001 or 2002. Reydel was my next possible choice but they are as hard to find in any condition (I prefer NOS saddles) as chicken lips these days. Ideal leather suspension saddles are not an option as I suspect they are as heavy as Brooks saddles....which brings me back to Ideale 2001 and 2002 saddles which are readily available at eBay. Anyone here have any experience with them and can give me an idea how they feel/ride?? For some reason, they don't seem to "look" as comfortable as my Turbo and Concor.
Last edited by Chombi; 01-24-12 at 01:57 PM.