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Old 01-21-13, 07:08 PM   #1
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Velo saddle, labeled as Trek with contoured relief zone

Can someone tell me about this saddle, I have a friend who collects junk and he found a complete saddle with post, it's a Velo saddle, but is labeled as a Trek and it says contoured relief zone, is this a mens or women s saddle? its it any good? it has some tears, but I could recover it in leather pretty easy. If it's a mens it will go on the supersport to replace the junk cheap saddle that was added, if it's a womens I guess my wife has a better one now
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Old 01-21-13, 07:29 PM   #2
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the patent number comes back as 1993 if that helps
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Old 01-25-13, 10:36 AM   #3
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Very likely stolen... someone stole a seatpost w/saddle, realized the post didn't fit in the stlen bike he is assembling to sell on craigslist to buy crack or whatever, and tossed it.

Other possible explanations:
THe original owner died of a massive ass infection and his family tossed out the seat to prevent spread of contageous ass disease.
Perhaps the seatpost or saddle rails are slightly bent and it feels funny to ride on.



Explanaton #1 is the most likely.
If you insist on using a stolen saddle your friend 'found,' try it out... saddles are all different, just like people arses. Maybe it will fit maybe it won't. THe only way is to try it.
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Old 01-25-13, 10:41 AM   #4
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Very likely stolen... someone stole a seatpost w/saddle, realized the post didn't fit in the stlen bike he is assembling to sell on craigslist to buy crack or whatever, and tossed it.

Other possible explanations:
THe original owner died of a massive ass infection and his family tossed out the seat to prevent spread of contageous ass disease.
Perhaps the seatpost or saddle rails are slightly bent and it feels funny to ride on.



Explanaton #1 is the most likely.
If you insist on using a stolen saddle your friend 'found,' try it out... saddles are all different, just like people arses. Maybe it will fit maybe it won't. THe only way is to try it.
he found it with the remains of the rest of the bike, he looks for scrap thrown out in the garbage, the seat material is torn, so thats possibly why it was trashed, I can easily recover it, he saved the entire bike for scrap but I removed the seat post before he destroyed it. I know for a fact he didnt steal it, he didnt even have a clue what it was, they are extremely honest people, they just try to earn a little extra money by searching for metal that people have tossed out, it's not uncommon for some of the wealthier folks around here to toss out a good bike instead of fixing it. The issue is finding it before the other scrap hunters do
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it's not uncommon for some of the wealthier folks around here to toss out a good bike instead of fixing it.
This is actually very common here too. I think often people will make one or two
attempts to fix some problem (like an annoying creak or a skipping chain), then assume the bike is scrap and junk it.

My advice remains the same. Put the saddle on your seapost and see if you like it better than what you have.
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Old 01-25-13, 04:45 PM   #6
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This is actually very common here too. I think often people will make one or two
attempts to fix some problem (like an annoying creak or a skipping chain), then assume the bike is scrap and junk it.

My advice remains the same. Put the saddle on your seapost and see if you like it better than what you have.
thats what I'll do, I'm going to recover it first in leather, if I dont like it I can always sell it later on, I will probably sell the post and clamp anyway, since they dont fit anything I have, I have zero money in it, I found a nice piece of seat leather at work that is too small for them to use, so it's free too
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