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    Vintage white turbo with battle damage!

    Would you guys put this on one of your nicer bikes that already has a Brooks on it just 'cause it matches the bar tape?







    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Turbos are eons cooler than brooks in my opinion, especially when they're seasoned.

    I'd slap that thing on and never look back.

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    If it's more comfortable? Yes. Hell...even if it's not. I don't care at all for Brooks saddles.

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    Does it match the belt?
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    I'll buy it from you for $20.

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    My friend has a trek 1200 that he inherited from his dad. The saddle on it is missing the cover, so it's kinda just like a foam deal. I'm wondering if it's a turbo because it is shaped very similarly to this. He hates it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    Does it match the belt?
    Not yet.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    My friend has a trek 1200 that he inherited from his dad. The saddle on it is missing the cover, so it's kinda just like a foam deal. I'm wondering if it's a turbo because it is shaped very similarly to this. He hates it though.
    Turbos have leather covers, I've never seen one peel off before as they are stapled in place.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    I'll buy it from you for $20.
    Nah, not even for $200.00, a good friend gave it to me.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    What makes these turbo saddles so great in comparison to other ones?

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    I like them but I don't think they're great, I have yet to find a "great" seat/saddle, I like it because 1-my buddy gave it to me, and 2-It matches the bar tape on my 73 Schwinn Super Sport, which is at the moment sporting a brown B-17 Narrow.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I would ride what I thought was more comfortable.

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    I'm thinking about buying one. they're affordable*
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] I love myself.

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    Yeah, I think the repops are like $45.00.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Turbos have leather covers, I've never seen one peel off before as they are stapled in place.
    Well it looks as if the cover was intentionally removed... for whatever reason. But it could just be a similar shaped saddle. And if I were you I'd ride what was comfortable, I haven't ridden a Brooks but they really look uncomfortable.

    Anyone know of any olderish saddles that were shaped like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    Well it looks as if the cover was intentionally removed... for whatever reason. But it could just be a similar shaped saddle. And if I were you I'd ride what was comfortable, I haven't ridden a Brooks but they really look uncomfortable.

    Anyone know of any olderish saddles that were shaped like this?
    Just look underneath, if it says "Made in Italy" its prob a Turbo.
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    The leather covers are glued, not stapled.

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    Turns out it is a Turbo with the cover removed. It says made in italy on the bottom and he thinks the cover says Turbo on it. It's currently being ridden with a gel cover... he doesn't think it's comfortable.

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    I have a black one on my bike, but it doesn't get ridden any more than five miles at a stretch. It works fine as a commuter saddle, but it's a total hatchet for anything else. Put it on there and if it matches your anatomy go for it. I wish mine fit my butt better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo! View Post
    The leather covers are glued, not stapled.
    Oh crap! your right!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Turbos are like Brooks, only they're comfy out of the box and even comfier when they break in.

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    Brooks are stupid. Rock the Turbo.
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    it's "realistic battle damage" dumbass.

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    That saddle doesn't even look broken in, just a little abused. You have to be very careful where you lean the bike with leather saddles. That saddle has thousands of miles left in it.

    I just gave away my white turbo to someone who said they were looking for one. Mine had +20K miles on it. The leather was worn out by the leg cut outs.

    Are these saddles worth anything?

    This was my favorite saddle when I was younger, now I like Brooks and the Selle Anatomica type saddles.

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    Why do you guys love old style saddles that press on your perennial vein? Why don't you embrace the lastest in technology?

    Hang on, this is the FG/SS forum where steel rules and carbon is admonished!

    I retract my questions.

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