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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Which retro saddle?

    I'd like to find a colored saddle that is durable, light and wider than 135mm for my 1978 Trek.

    Here are a few items;

    Nashbar Bedford Vintage Saddle: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...11_-1___202449

    Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa Saddle: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...02_-1___400033

    Soma Ensho Saddle: http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=3466

    CINELLI UNICANITOR SADDLE: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CINELLI-UNIC...item3373231e2f

    WTB Silverado: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-WTB-Silv...item564ce339f5


    Are any of these much better than all the others?

    Are any of these useless and a total waste of money?

    I'll be using the bike for longer rides in the 3 to 5 hour range, so it needs to be comfortable.
    Last edited by Barrettscv; 10-07-12 at 12:13 PM.
    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
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    2012 Pedal Force CX2: "Carbone CX" the carbon fiber CX bike
    2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
    1987 Serotta Nova Special X: "Azzurri" The retro Columbus SPX steel road bike

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    Of those saddles listed, the Concor is by far superior.

    One of my favorites.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Of those saddles listed, the Concor is by far superior.

    One of my favorites.
    Any other saddles you like, that are not listed?
    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
    2012 Pedal Force CG2: "Secolo Bicicletta" the modern carbon fiber road bike
    2012 Pedal Force CX2: "Carbone CX" the carbon fiber CX bike
    2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
    1987 Serotta Nova Special X: "Azzurri" The retro Columbus SPX steel road bike

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    I really, really like the Selle Italia Turbo too.

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    Have you considered brooks? They offer some pretty funky colors.
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    I think my turbo is the most comfortable saddle to me, and the nicest looking

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    The saddle in the last ebay link you listed is the same as the performance ones which go for much less.

    I happen to love the concor as well. I also like brook's road saddles.

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    Get the Unicator, or just have someone wail on your taint with a baseball bat.
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    thanckx.
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    Anyone try this?

    Selle Royal Seta: http://www.ebay.com/itm/350614655327...=p5197.c0.m619
    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
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    2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Get the Unicator, or just have someone wail on your taint with a baseball bat.
    You like that too? We should hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    You like that too? We should hang out.
    As a matter of fact I love my Kashimax.
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    thanckx.
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    In my experience, cheap saddles are not suited to your needs - 5 hours on the bike.

    I like plastic saddles for an hour. But even then I prefer a mm of padding. Saddles that try to be comfortable by being overly soft are going to hurt also.

    No one can tell you which saddle you should get. Your criteria appear to be color and price. Terrible place to start.

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    my favorite by far is the Selle Italia Flite 1990 saddle I sold my Brooks and went back to this



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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I really, really like the Selle Italia Turbo too.
    Or its twin, the Avocet "Racing" mod. 2 (or mod. 3 -- with aluminum rails).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Have you considered brooks? They offer some pretty funky colors.
    OP did specify "light" as one of his preferences, which pretty much rules out Brooks. Otherwise, I'd agree with you 100%.

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    But... its so nice...

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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Your criteria appear to be color and price. Terrible place to start.
    I never stated price was a factor. Please reread and get back in touch (with reality).
    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    I never stated price was a factor. Please reread and get back in touch (with reality).
    Sorry, since your examples included the cheapest-ass saddles available I assumed you had a preference in that regard.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Sorry, since your examples included the cheapest-ass saddles available I assumed you had a preference in that regard.
    Do you always make such assumptions about people you know nothing about?

    I could always use the saddle from this bike;





    But I'm looking to widen the search.
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    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
    2012 Pedal Force CG2: "Secolo Bicicletta" the modern carbon fiber road bike
    2012 Pedal Force CX2: "Carbone CX" the carbon fiber CX bike
    2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
    1987 Serotta Nova Special X: "Azzurri" The retro Columbus SPX steel road bike

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    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Do you always make such assumptions about people you know nothing about?
    It was less of an assumption and more of an educated guess based on observation.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    It was less of an assumption and more of an educated guess based on observation.
    You're educated? Where?
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    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
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    Do you want to compare educations?

    Stop acting like a hard on. You want a colored saddle. You can't see it when you are sitting on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Do you always make such assumptions about people you know nothing about
    No.

    And I did not make an assumption about YOU. Although I am beginning to as the evidence continues to mount.

    I made an assumption about what you are looking for. And I made it based on the info you provided. If you want a better answer ask a better question. Or ask the question better.

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    Oh. And you want it to be retro. That crap you linked to is not retro.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Do you want to compare educations?

    Stop acting like a hard on. You want a colored saddle. You can't see it when you are sitting on it.
    Sometimes the right colors are important;

    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
    2012 Pedal Force CG2: "Secolo Bicicletta" the modern carbon fiber road bike
    2012 Pedal Force CX2: "Carbone CX" the carbon fiber CX bike
    2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
    1987 Serotta Nova Special X: "Azzurri" The retro Columbus SPX steel road bike

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