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

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Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:48:37 -0500
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Time Line Question-Turbo Saddle 1983-4
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From: "John Thompson" <> wrote:
> Thanks for this image reference, but I suspect it's not of the 1983-4
> Turbo. I may well be wrong, but I think that the Turbo in the 1983-4
> time frame had a fine gold colored metal nose band and two rear metal
> plates.

IIRC, the original Turbo did not have the gold trim; this came later in the "Special" version. The early Turbos I've seen and used have the Bernard Hinnault endorsement:

The Turbo is one of my two favorite saddles, the other being the Brooks Team Professional.

John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA