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    Fissato Italiano Aldone's Avatar
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    the return of Cinelli Unicanitor Saddle

    back from 1962:


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    How much is it? It says Cinelli on it.

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    speaking of saddles, from looking at this saddle archive I was curious as to why those weird looking high-backed saddles were banned in official races?

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    I want one so bad. When are they going to be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    speaking of saddles, from looking at this saddle archive I was curious as to why those weird looking high-backed saddles were banned in official races?
    I think the thing was that you could push back against it, and gain leverage thereby enhancin performance.

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    I still have one! From the 70's. I think these were originally marketed as BMX seats, but we used them on our track bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldone View Post
    back from 1962:

    Uh, no. That saddle pictured is a Cinelli BMX saddle from the 1980's. Cinelli didn't use that flying 'C' logo until after 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNCLR View Post
    Uh, no. That saddle pictured is a Cinelli BMX saddle from the 1980's. Cinelli didn't use that flying 'C' logo until after 1978.
    The rumor is that they're re-releasing it, hence the newer logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiskidgotmoxie View Post
    The rumor is that they're re-releasing it, hence the newer logo.
    I'm taking issue with the OP's claim of "1962". Clearly, it is not.

    I would be very surprised if Cinelli "re-released" anything. More likely there are 15 boxes of those saddles sitting in a dusty corner of a Columbus warehouse. They'll slowly start to trickle on to eBay and Ben's and a bunch of other online sellers the same way the Priest bars did a few months ago.

    As much as I/we want the Italians to realize their old s hit is the good s hit, they don't. It is a pipe dream that they'll all of a sudden start pressing a bunch of 67 Pista bars, 2A stems, and Binda Extra straps. Never gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiskidgotmoxie View Post
    The rumor is that they're re-releasing it, hence the newer logo.

    Yes, Cinelli is re-releasing it, the one of the photo is the new one!

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    Looks painful.

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    looks like a ****ty saddle with a cinelli logo on it.

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    I find the old leather covered Unicanitors very comfortable. I know they look like a ss hatchets, but that isn't quite the case. I don't know how different the shape is on the BMX models however. And let's be clear, all of the saddles pictured so far have been the BMX model.

    For those of you scoffing at it from a photo, an opinion of a saddle is usually better formed after actually sitting on it. Until you've at least done that, your commentary is useless.

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    Now this is a saddle...
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    Here ya go eMwolB. That saddle looks like an alligator.

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    Thanx - my posting skills are starting to slip.
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    They got a leather covered Unicanitor at the co-op for $10 right now... I may jump on it. If anything it seems like it'd make a good winter commuter saddle - strip away that leather to raw plastic and no worrying about keeping it dry while locked up. There's no padding on it at all. A few messengers I know like them and say they flex a lot in the bumps and are kind of hammocky.

    Anyone else ride/ridden one?

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    I have one... it is not a bad saddle at all.

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    I had one on my ride last year. Loved it.

    *edit: not cinelli, but same saddle sans name.
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    Sweet, I think I'll pick it up and give it a try. At $10 you can't really lose... I love bike co-ops.

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    For sure. It's 10 bucks dude.
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    10 bills is a good price...

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    So how much is the new Cinelli plastica?
    I dont want one, I just want to laugh at how much they'll want for a plastic saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNCLR View Post

    For those of you scoffing at it from a photo, an opinion of a saddle is usually better formed after actually sitting on it. Until you've at least done that, your commentary is useless.

    don't tell that to the guys rambling on in the "why are brooks so great" thread *snickers*
    because they obviously know whats best.



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    Quote Originally Posted by capolover View Post
    Looks painful.
    Oh, it is. The abso-frigging-lute worst saddle ever. DON'T BUY ONE! That way when they go on closeout, I can pick up a lifetime supply.

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