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Old 06-22-12, 06:48 PM
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I bought one in the 70's and had it on the shelf until recently, when I installed it on a Hercules "Sports" that I bought for my wife. I rode it on my commuter bike for a few weeks for a bit of a break in and found it to be very comfortable. I think you made a great score.

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Old 06-23-12, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Yeah, but nobody will know that while you're riding it.

Don't tell anyone, but I have an Ideale 92D ("dame") saddle on one of my bikes. It's just a bit shorter and wider than the standard model 92:

I have the mens' version of that saddle, holding down my lightened UO-8. VERY comfortable, very thick. Since 1984, the suppleness is still improving, but it's not soft.
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Old 06-23-12, 07:37 AM
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A saddle I've been looking for, but can never afford. Those are nice.
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Old 06-23-12, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Yeah, but nobody will know that while you're riding it.

Don't tell anyone, but I have an Ideale 92D ("dame") saddle on one of my bikes. It's just a bit shorter and wider than the standard model 92:

Glad I'm not the only guy riding a 92D, I really like mine!

Cheers,
Chris
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Old 06-23-12, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
It looks to be in great shape. Anyone know if this saddle is prone to failure or if there is anything I should do to extend its lifespan?
I assume your concern is for the next owner ??

You know you're gonna crash and burn on that fixed gear, right ?

Did you ever settle the question of whether you will go with rhinestone insets ?
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Old 06-23-12, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
92D stands for 92 Diagonale and it is a beautiful touring saddle with very few equals...
The model 92 was available in two versions, both branded "Diagonale." The standard mod. 92:



And the mod. 92D ("dame"):

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Old 06-23-12, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
I assume your concern is for the next owner ??

You know you're gonna crash and burn on that fixed gear, right ?

Did you ever settle the question of whether you will go with rhinestone insets ?
I'm going full-tilt Fat Elvis, 3alarmer. It's gonna be fly.
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Old 06-23-12, 08:00 PM
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My wife really likes the Ideale No.6 on her Peugeot. She says its the best saddle she's used.

I also have a No. 92D but its sitting in the parts bin right now. I had it on my PX-10 for awhile, but swapped it out for an Ideale 90.
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Old 06-23-12, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
I'm going full-tilt Fat Elvis, 3alarmer. It's gonna be fly.
Indeed................I, for one,await with bated breath..
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