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Smokinapankake 02-19-20 07:03 PM

Identify this saddle?
 
Found in the thrift store for $2. Been wanting to try a Brooks but put off by the price, so was happy to find this one. Now to ID the thing... any help you guys can afford is greatly appreciated. Or is it bike boom junk?
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8ba05f84b.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...11f7cadd6.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b199ba210.jpeg
2 layers of leather on the bottom
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8bff5af92.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61af8ad22.jpeg

KenNC 02-19-20 08:11 PM

I am not the saddle expert, but I have several Brooks and Ideale saddles, and one old Wright saddle. Definitely think it is NOT junk, and you got a good deal!
Maybe not as high quality as Brooks or Ideale but certainly respectable IMHO. Would get a can of Brooks proofide and give it a couple of treatments and give it a whirl.

juvela 02-19-20 08:27 PM

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ALERTA!

all points bulletin per nostro Professore Rudolfo rhm :)


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Smokinapankake 02-19-20 08:46 PM

I did give it a heavy layer of dubbin to soak overnight... figured what the hey, if I ruin it Iím only out $2. Dubbin not a good idea? Maybe Iíll mount it up on something and try to get it broken in.
Appreciate the input folks!

Sandstrom 02-19-20 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by Smokinapankake (Post 21334682)
I did give it a heavy layer of dubbin to soak overnight... figured what the hey, if I ruin it Iím only out $2. Dubbin not a good idea? Maybe Iíll mount it up on something and try to get it broken in.
Appreciate the input folks!

Dubbin should be great for it and it shouldn't overly soften the leather. I had an old Brook B66 cover that had that additional layer of thin leather glued underneath. I think you got a good deal, interesting that it's not marked but it looks like a good 'un!

Smokinapankake 02-19-20 09:18 PM

I canít really say why but I really like the loops at the back...

mounted on my recently adopted 1989 Panasonic MC4500:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c12a3e41b.jpeg

Smokinapankake 04-17-20 02:59 PM

Identity remains a mystery... but the saddle itself is comfy. It doesnít see many miles as itís mounted on the ole Panasonic that Iím not in love with so I donít think itís broken in yet. Iíve tried it on other bikes but canít quite seem to get it right. Feels like I want to slide forward all the time, but when I raise the nose up it gets a tad uncomfortable. Maybe Iíll try it again on my Trek hybrid Iíve been riding the wheels off of lately

unworthy1 04-17-20 04:09 PM

there was another "ID the saddle" thread wherein Rudi (RHM) had some Japanese examples this seems to resemble, one was a Takahashi and another was branded "Ross" or "Speedic 170GT", here's that thread
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ns-please.html

merziac 04-17-20 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by Smokinapankake (Post 21334716)
I canít really say why but I really like the loops at the back...

mounted on my recently adopted 1989 Panasonic MC4500:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c12a3e41b.jpeg

I am to the point now that any bike for me is not right without a Brooks, MTB's included, this looks great .

Here's one of mine that I can't imagine any other way. ;)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...567c54c2cf.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bf39f3911b.jpg

jacksbike 04-18-20 04:00 PM

It looks to me like a "Belt" brand saddle from Japan that Fuji bikes used to come with. Does not resemble a Brooks, Ideale, etc. Just my thought.

thumpism 04-18-20 07:34 PM

Belt saddles were always stamped, the ones I've seen, and not perforated.

Fujita Pro is nearly identical to a Brooks Pro, so that's not it either.


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