So it goes.
I broke my Sella Italia SLR. Despite how thin the SLR is, it was actually the most comfortable saddle i have had.
How does one do this? Well, *i think* it was while I was drunk, trackstanding at a light, and in the pouring rain. And then I fell over because my glasses fogged up. I was gonna try to glue the seat but then i realized one of the rails was bent.
Have many of you guys broken saddles? Are these thin/light Carbon saddles just really easy to break? I want another, but i don't need to start an expensive habit.
Or am I in denial about my weight problem?
There are two breaks. One down the center and one on the right side of the pic.
Last edited by MDRawk; 11-20-05 at 10:05 AM.
Dismount Run Remount etc.
Light, thin, stiff saddles aren't really made to sustain impacts...but then again I think any rails can break or bend upon falling. Solution: Don't fall!
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
I cracked mine a while ago going over a little bump in the road. I weigh 157. I emailed ProNet, which is the US distributor of Selle Italia. They were highly gracious and offered to replace the saddle with a 24 hour turn around time.
I sent the saddle in with a letter explaining my situation. Sent it on a Tuesday, got a new saddle back on Thursday. They also offer to repair the saddle and such depending on your situation and damage to the saddle.
Great folks there.
So it goes.
Thanks absntr, I think i will try that.
Originally Posted by absntr
I snapped the carbon plate right across the middle perpendicular to the top tube. Of course, mine was on a mountain bike, and I weigh 200lb and have broken three bottom brackets in three months, but whatever.
I emailed selle italia, they said I would have to pay to have it shipped to them and then they would inspect it to see if it was a warranty claim or not. I never did it though, because I got the saddle used, and it wasn't exactly in good condition so I figured it wasn't worth it.