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Old 11-20-05, 10:38 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-20-05, 11:26 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 11-20-05, 11:35 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-20-05, 01:23 PM   #4
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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.
Thanks absntr, I think i will try that.
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Old 11-20-05, 05:09 PM   #5
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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.
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