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Which retro saddle?

I'd like to find a colored saddle that is durable, light and wider than 135mm for my 1978 Trek.

Here are a few items;

Nashbar Bedford Vintage Saddle: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...11_-1___202449

Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa Saddle: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...02_-1___400033

Soma Ensho Saddle: http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=3466

CINELLI UNICANITOR SADDLE: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CINELLI-UNIC...item3373231e2f

WTB Silverado: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-WTB-Silv...item564ce339f5


Are any of these much better than all the others?

Are any of these useless and a total waste of money?

I'll be using the bike for longer rides in the 3 to 5 hour range, so it needs to be comfortable.
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Of those saddles listed, the Concor is by far superior.

One of my favorites.
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Of those saddles listed, the Concor is by far superior.

One of my favorites.
Any other saddles you like, that are not listed?
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I really, really like the Selle Italia Turbo too.
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Have you considered brooks? They offer some pretty funky colors.
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I think my turbo is the most comfortable saddle to me, and the nicest looking
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The saddle in the last ebay link you listed is the same as the performance ones which go for much less.

I happen to love the concor as well. I also like brook's road saddles.
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Get the Unicator, or just have someone wail on your taint with a baseball bat.
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Anyone try this?

Selle Royal Seta: http://www.ebay.com/itm/350614655327...=p5197.c0.m619
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Get the Unicator, or just have someone wail on your taint with a baseball bat.
You like that too? We should hang out.
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You like that too? We should hang out.
As a matter of fact I love my Kashimax.
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In my experience, cheap saddles are not suited to your needs - 5 hours on the bike.

I like plastic saddles for an hour. But even then I prefer a mm of padding. Saddles that try to be comfortable by being overly soft are going to hurt also.

No one can tell you which saddle you should get. Your criteria appear to be color and price. Terrible place to start.
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my favorite by far is the Selle Italia Flite 1990 saddle I sold my Brooks and went back to this



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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I really, really like the Selle Italia Turbo too.
Or its twin, the Avocet "Racing" mod. 2 (or mod. 3 -- with aluminum rails).
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Have you considered brooks? They offer some pretty funky colors.
OP did specify "light" as one of his preferences, which pretty much rules out Brooks. Otherwise, I'd agree with you 100%.
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But... its so nice...

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Your criteria appear to be color and price. Terrible place to start.
I never stated price was a factor. Please reread and get back in touch (with reality).
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I never stated price was a factor. Please reread and get back in touch (with reality).
Sorry, since your examples included the cheapest-ass saddles available I assumed you had a preference in that regard.
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Sorry, since your examples included the cheapest-ass saddles available I assumed you had a preference in that regard.
Do you always make such assumptions about people you know nothing about?

I could always use the saddle from this bike;





But I'm looking to widen the search.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Do you always make such assumptions about people you know nothing about?
It was less of an assumption and more of an educated guess based on observation.
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It was less of an assumption and more of an educated guess based on observation.
You're educated? Where?
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Do you want to compare educations?

Stop acting like a hard on. You want a colored saddle. You can't see it when you are sitting on it.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Do you always make such assumptions about people you know nothing about
No.

And I did not make an assumption about YOU. Although I am beginning to as the evidence continues to mount.

I made an assumption about what you are looking for. And I made it based on the info you provided. If you want a better answer ask a better question. Or ask the question better.
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Oh. And you want it to be retro. That crap you linked to is not retro.
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Do you want to compare educations?

Stop acting like a hard on. You want a colored saddle. You can't see it when you are sitting on it.
Sometimes the right colors are important;

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