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
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....