Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by dauphin
Saddles are very personal. ...
That's why I paid only $5 for a near-new Brooks Pro in 1972 -- the first owner couldn't stand it. Thirty-four years later, it graces my 1959 Capo and remains comfortable.
When I bought my Nishiki in 1971, the first thing I did was to replace its padded vinyl saddle with the tensioned leather saddle from my 1962 Bianchi, causing a friend to remark, "Ah -- all the discomforts of home." I broke in the Nishiki on a 50mi / 80km ride the next morning.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069