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What would the most appropriate saddle be for a 92' De Rosa SLX?

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Old 11-26-09, 11:05 AM
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What would the most appropriate saddle be for a 92' De Rosa SLX?

I currently am using a hand cut (swallowized) brooks b-17, but I find it a bit uncomfortable on longer rides. What saddles would have been appropriate for top end bikes in 92'?
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Selle San Marco Regal would be my first choice.. then a rolls, but I bet you will get some vote or two for a flight or the later turbomatic selle italia turbo saddles.
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Old 11-26-09, 11:39 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving fellow DeRosa rider/owner and others where applicable. +1 on the Selle San Marco Regal. Make it white please. Rolls don't work for me anymore, although my kids use them on their fixies. Same w/ the Turbos, as I have white and yellow Turbos lying around here somewhere. I don't bother with the titanium Regal when buying new, but I'll take them used.




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Gomango...that looks AMAZING! I'd decided to go white, but I didn't know whether to use a Rolls or older Turbo. I hadn't really considered a regal, but it is an excellent idea.
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93 Viner Nemo w/ Regal w/ Ti rails. I find the Regal considerably more comfortable than the Rolls on my Holdsworth.

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Regal. I don't have a De Rosa (yet), but all my bikes sport Regals.

Lookee here - $80, white, free shipping, no tax:

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=S0067

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bigbossman...so far I'm really liking mine. It's an absolute beauty and it has a real steady feel to it. It's not the stiffest, or quickest, steel I've ridden, but damn if it isn't a great combo of comfort and performance. I just hope I end up actually getting that eddy m!
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Heh sced,
Your Viner rocks big time! Thanks KonAaron Snake!!!!!! Try a Regal, you won't regret it. Try PBK and see if they have one in stock. Sometimes they do, often they don't. Lickbike or WCP probably has them. 15 % off reg. price if you sign up for WCP email newsletter.
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post
Selle San Marco Regal would be my first choice.. then a rolls, but I bet you will get some vote or two for a flight or the later turbomatic selle italia turbo saddles.
I'm with him, only the opposite, a Rolls first, then a Regal. For half the price, one of the replica Turbo's, in white or black.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Regal. I don't have a De Rosa (yet), but all my bikes sport Regals.

Lookee here - $80, white, free shipping, no tax:

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=S0067

+1 and with XMAS coupon you get an additional 10% off
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Here are a couple of additional Regal pics to "maybe" help you with your decision. These were taken as we started the build on my wife's Primato last summer. I wish I could ride her Primato, it is just too small for me! I'm fixing that problem tomorrow, as I just purchased its twin, except in a 57cm. The 57 cm is an exact copy of this bike, except it is a little cleaner paint wise and is immaculately detailed with its original Dura Ace drivetrain, Mavic Reflex tubs, Cinelli bars/stem, and you guessed it, a white Regal Girardi w/ the perforated leather covering. I had to sell one of my favorite boats yesterday to do it, but that's the way it goes.







I'll throw some pics up here of all three one of these days. I am in the middle of a sailboat restoration that is going to a family for a Christmas gift. The boat needs more time than these bikes. Winter weather is starting to set in here, and there will be plenty of time for these projects as winter unfolds.
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Yet another vote for a white Regal. I put a ti one on my possibly 1992 Bianchi and it looks just right and feels way better than the Turbo. My favorite saddle for high-performance bikes.

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Tashi,
That white Regal looks just right on your Bianchi. I'd do a search for your bike, but I don't have the time to see if it works. Do you have a thread describing her? Is it a TSX tubed model?
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That decides it...white regal it is. There's a local place that sells on ebay selling them for 90...I can run over and grab one.
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An excellent choice. Your rear will thank you for it!
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I just hope it's half as comfy as a brooks 17!
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I'm gonna say this just to be different...go with an original Selle Italia Flite Ti!!!
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