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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-21-11, 08:34 PM   #1
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Vetta Turbo Saddle

Anybody ride one? I was thinking about one of the Turbo repros when I stumbled across the Vetta Gel Turbo. Were these made by Selle Italia? It looks nearly identical in shape to the standard Turbo. I remember Vetta saddles from years ago. They hade a suedy goodness about them. Anyone?
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Old 04-21-11, 10:36 PM   #2
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Vetta is alright but I wouldn't pay for it. Made in Italy, comes in similar shapes to many classic saddles. Was oem on a lot of 80's mid-range road bicycles
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Old 04-22-11, 12:06 AM   #3
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I had one, it was a bit wider than the more commonly known turbo and the foam/gel under the leather on mine was kinda worthless (NOS but degraded), i couldn't get used to it & gave it away. if you like the general shape I say just go for the real deal, the old school leather Turbo I had was awesome.
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Any "gel" seat sucks, in my opinion - especially if it's old and the gel has either hardened up or degenerated.
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