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

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Subject: RE: [CR]Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 01:12:50 -0700
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
To: "Eric Goforth" <>, "Classic Rendezvous" <>

Eric Goforth wrote:
> I Still have a Turbo that I bought in late 84, it has Bernard Hinault's
> name on it with a little Badger picture (his nickname). It also has
> SLG on it, not really sure what SLG was.

I'm pretty sure SLG was an alloy-rail model. Are the rails attractive, from a magnet's point of view?

I have ridden many miles and years on an alloy-rail Turbo - any letters painted on wore off long ago - but I think it said SLG, and probably was a badger model too. And I am a big boy. But your mileage may vary - plenty of other people have reported breaking alloy rails, including my petite wife who has broken two alloy rails (on two different saddles of course). Certainly the steel-rail version is a hundred times more reliable (give or take), and not much heavier.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA