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Braille Reading Buttocks(5 posts)

Braille Reading ButtocksJaeP
Jul 26, 2002 3:02 PM
My beloved San Marco Ti Regal broke (gotta love those rivets!) One of the Ti rails just broke. Is this common for the Ti Regal? Anyway, I hastily replaced it with a Selle Italia Flite with the garish embroidery. I've ridden over 50 miles on this new saddle and I can "feel" the embroidery and it irritates me bottom to no end (no pun intended). Everyone says I'll eventually get used to it. Ha! I have I sensitive bum. There, I said it. I know all saddles being manufactured today seem to have some sort of stitching (even the San Marco Regal. Sigh.) Does anyone now where I can get an older San Marco Ti Regal? Are there stores on the web still selling these beautiful saddles? Better yet, does anyone have an older, embroidery-less Ti Regal, who would like to swap it for a slightly used Flite?
Branford Bike, here's the linkOffTheBack
Jul 26, 2002 3:23 PM
re: Braille Reading Buttocksbeemerdon
Jul 27, 2002 10:40 AM
I don't know who is less smart, the designers who put thick stitching right where the sit bones meet the saddle, or us for buying these things. I love my Serfas "Cosmic" but I had to put a QR saddle cover on it after the stitching actually rubbed a hole in my skin!

re: Braille Reading ButtocksVelocipedio
Jul 28, 2002 5:30 AM
I think the embroidered saddle thing came out of the MTB world, where you don't normally spend 6 hours in the saddle. The idea was to give saddles a little extra grip whle making them look cool. It's plain lether with a hole in the middle on all my bikes...
Jul 28, 2002 7:45 PM
Thanks one and all,
Especially to OffTheBack. $80.00 is a small price to pay for a NOS San Marco Regal Ti. I thank you and my bottom thanks you.