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Old 11-03-20, 02:02 PM
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FS: Beautiful Antique Wright's W5 Sprung Saddle

Hello folks!

I got this saddle on a Raleigh Popular roadster from around 1950, which the previous owner had purchased and used while living in Cyprus some years ago. It had a cover on the saddle which was very tightly fit and also in good condition, and possibly nearly as old as the saddle itself. When I took the cover off I was blown away by how well-preserved this saddle was! I've only cleaned the chrome rails of dust and applied a single coat of Proofide to the top of the leather, and have otherwise just had it on display in my study. The leather is still very sturdy and I assume quite comfortable given the amount of flex between the saddle and rails.

I have a rough idea of how much it is worth based on eBay searches and the prices of typically much less well-preserved examples (as well as comparable Brooks models), so I will ask $150 for it and that includes the price of shipping within the continental United States. Cheers!

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Old 11-03-20, 02:30 PM
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now that is a saddle! probably weighs more that the rest of the bike it would go on!
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Somewhere on Cyprus, a small car is missing its suspension.

Really cool - GLWS!
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Wish I had a bike worthy of this amazing saddle! Good luck with your sale!
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Old 03-14-21, 12:57 PM
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Hi there,
Believe me or not I have one seat W5 exactly like this but mine is much better than this . It's put on my bicycle . If I'll send you the photos of it you'll like it .
I really love my bicycle .
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