[CR]RE: Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4

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Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 00:55:11 -0700
From: "Sean Flores" <seaneee175@gmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Thread-Topic: Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4
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Subject: [CR]RE: Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4

There are a few of the different models here:

http://www.bikepro.com/products/saddles/italia.html

My understanding is that the basic turbo has been the same from the start, with the exception of the special edition ones, and the offshoot ones. Selle Italias have a date code dial on the bottom with the month and year.

I¹m pretty sure the turbo came first, then the world champion version, afte r some sort of win, has gold nose plate and single gold rear plate, plus I think this is when they started adding stripes to the packaging rather than the two tone versions. Then the Hinault model, the supperleggra, the pro team, forced, bio, turbo-matic, SL/SLG (more padding), L/Lady, Super and o n and on (not necessarily in that order). Not to mention a bunch of limited edition ones with embroidered patterns and such.

Check this auction for an example of the date code:

http://ebay.com/<blah> 0 QQitemZ190119054779QQihZ009QQcategoryZ106952QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVi e wItem

I sorta¹ have an obsession with these, (if it¹s not already obvious).

Sean Flores
San Francisco, CA