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Re: Tensioned Leather Saddles, New Choices

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  • Rich
    The only one of PJ s list I had heard of was Selle Anatomica. As for plastic it all depends on the one chosen. Some are notorious for getting brittle with age
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 27, 2009
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      The only one of PJ's list I had heard of was Selle Anatomica.

      As for plastic it all depends on the one chosen. Some are notorious for getting brittle with age and UV exposure while others are much better in that respect.

      Rich Wood

      --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, John Baldwin <johnbaldwin207@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for the link. The Giles Berthoud looks smart (especially in "cork"
      > finish). I'm intrigued, I like the idea of being able to readily swap out
      > the leather. It seems to be a design based on generations of use. The
      > "special hard plastic" frame, however, does not. Every time I see black
      > plastic used in bike components/ accessories I can't help but picture it
      > degrading and snapping like so much low-end Simplex front derailleurs.
      > @PJ: I had no idea Persons was still making saddles and I've never heard of
      > Lepper. Pretty cool.
      >
      > On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:05 AM, prester_john_in_cathay <
      > prester_john_in_cathay@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Torelli offers their Tipo Uno range of tentioned leather saddles.
      > >
      > > Rivendell offers the Cardiff tentioned leather saddles. ( I'm told that
      > > Cardiff is a district in western Formosa.)
      > >
      > > Not a new choice, but Persons, an old American bike parts company,
      > > continues to offer their #77, Apollo and Majestic tentioned leather saddles.
      > > I've ridden a pair of #77s for the last two and a half years and like them
      > > as well or better than any of the Brooks I've had over the last 30 years.
      > >
      > > Lepper of the Netherlands is in their 112th year of making tentioned
      > > leather saddles.
      > >
      > > Selle Anatomica offers their cut-out tentioned leather saddles.
      > >
      > > PJ
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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