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Selle Italia Ti Gel question(3 posts)

Selle Italia Ti Gel questionfatroadie
Jun 21, 2002 11:22 AM
Hey everybody. I drove my car into the garage with the bike on top. Everyone knows how that can turn out. Well, the only damage to the bike was that the saddle came off the rails. I was wondering what is the easiest way to get the rails back in. I don't want to break the seat, so I figured I'd ask before I really start bending this and that. My Saris roof rack just got a little piece broke, but my poor Integra has some good sized gashes and dents. Oh well. Thanks in advance...
re: Selle Italia Ti Gel questiongerwerken
Jun 21, 2002 7:05 PM
Ti doesn't bend easily (if at all), so chances are that you actually bent the seat itself in your run in with the garage. The molded plastic most saddles are made out of has a certain amount of bend to it, but probably not as much bend as you put it through. Even if you did manage to put it back on the rails, I don't think it would hold up for very long. I think you may have to bite the bullet and cough up the dough for a new saddle. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
re: Selle Italia Ti Gel questionlincoln_sydney
Jun 24, 2002 5:31 PM
I did the same, but no damage to anything, thank goodness. The San Marco saddle on my Lemond Zurich got a bit scratched up. I thought it was nothing but superficial damage, but the saddle just never felt the same. With saddles being so personal, and the fit being so vital, I'd recommend you just go ahead and get a new one.

Sounds like you've damaged the plastic mould, rather than the rails...

Now you need to ask yourself, what new saddle do I buy? Do I stick with the Flite?
-Lincoln