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Old 04-23-17, 08:23 AM
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Can anyone identify this saddle, please.

The only markings are "Made in Italy" on the bottom. Thanks in advance.











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It is highly likely that it was also offered bare.

There may be a marking in the mould on sides as with the Freccia d'Oro and "Grand-Prix" saddles here:





Here is the underside of a Freccia d'Oro:



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That looks a lot like the saddle that came on a 1968ish Gitane Hosteller I got a few years ago. No makers name, only "Made in Italy" on the underside of the shell.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
That looks a lot like the saddle that came on a 1968ish Gitane Hosteller I got a few years ago. No makers name, only "Made in Italy" on the underside of the shell.
Likely there because someone had "harvested" the Tron et Berthet product which came with it.

Here is a page from the MICMO catalogue of 1968 showing the Hosteler with a conventional leather item:



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I can't tell if the "made in Italy" text is on the saddle in pic posted be Sloar. I looked at a Grand Prix in my bins and the marking is there, however.

I never gave much thought to the maker of these saddles, which were used on low end Torpados for one. Searching Velobase I found a Selle Italia Grand Prix saddle. It is shown covered but seems to have the same shape.
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Old 04-23-17, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C. View Post
I can't tell if the "made in Italy" text is on the saddle in pic posted be Sloar. I looked at a Grand Prix in my bins and the marking is there, however.

I never gave much thought to the maker of these saddles, which were used on low end Torpados for one. Searching Velobase I found a Selle Italia Grand Prix saddle. It is shown covered but seems to have the same shape.
Thanks for this information.

The "MADE IN ITALY" marking on sloar's saddle shows up pretty well in the third photo.

Found one poster who states that the saddles marked "Freccia D'Oro" were done by Selle San Marco, but do not know if this is correct.

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had a freccia on my high school 1973 Gitane Interclub.....haven't thought of it for years...wow!
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I think the adjuster screw is kind of a unique feature, for a plastic-body saddle.
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Originally Posted by bassogap View Post
had a freccia on my high school 1973 Gitane Interclub.....haven't thought of it for years...wow!
me LBS at that time carried some bikes which came with them as well. nearly all were removed prior to the machines leaving the shoppe, at the request of the buyer.

so they began throwing them into a plastic laundry basket and quickly filled it. to move 'em out they put a 99 cent sign on the basket.

when i look at the various ebay's around the world sellers are putting thirty and forty euro/dollar prices on them.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
Likely there because someone had "harvested" the Tron et Berthet product which came with it.

Here is a page from the MICMO catalogue of 1968 showing the Hosteler with a conventional leather item:



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Then possibly someone also "harvested" the MAFAC brakes and levers, because mine has Weinmann brakes, levers, and straddle cable carriers. The bars have what appears to be the original white/silver textured plastic tape. Who knows?
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Have one from ~1964 with the white Delrin Prestige gear ensemble and two plateau gearing. MAFAC brakes and Stonglight 55 chainset.

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