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
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
IIRC, the Vitesse saddles were Brook's first foray outside of their traditional suspension leather saddle design, most likely done in an attempt to provide something more modern and maybe a bit lighter back in the 80's when I think the other saddle makers were really eating into their sales with their similar padded, leather covered plastic based saddles. Thing was, I think most of Brook's customer base were not convinced by the new saddle and these pretty much faded into oblivion in a tough market dominated by Selle Italia and Selle Sam Marco, with their Turbos and Concors.
These Vitesse saddles had been popping up in the last few years once n a while at eBay, and they never really sold for too much out there and some of them sit for a while with no buyers as they are just not that sought after, even by most C&Vers. Saying that, personally, I would hesitate to pay more the $65/70 max for an NOS/perfect example.....and I would only be buying it because I might need a saddle asap that should work good enough to ride on and not because it's an old (Italian made) Brooks....