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Old 07-21-10, 06:51 PM
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Troxel seat, what bike?

I have an older Troxel bike seat and I am trying to find out a little more information about it. If anyone knows any information about the bike it came from that would be wonderful.
It has a white vinyl(?) top and black sides.

The embedded images (from flickr) aren't showing so here are the actual links.

Thanks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52304517@N06/4816410947/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/5230451...n/photostream/
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Old 07-21-10, 08:24 PM
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Troxel was the cheapest saddle you could find in a bike shop. I really don't know the history of the company, but if someone came in with a $50 bike and needed a saddle, they got a Troxel. I would guess the Chinese put them out of business
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Old 07-21-10, 09:45 PM
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Interesting, thanks for the info! Any ideas on the age of the seat based off the pics and it being vinyl and not leather?
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I think by the late '70s, Troxel had devolved to one piece rubber moldings stretched over a frame. I'm guessing your is from the '60s. Nice looking saddle for a 3 speed or cruiser
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There was an old, possibly leather, Troxel saddle on a WWII era Rollfast my daughter bought at a garage sale. I'm no expert but if your saddle is vinyl I'd also guess it's from the '60s.
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I saw a saddle almost identical to yours today at the bike rack at work. it was on what looked like a '70s era bike
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