Re: [CR]Unusual Saddle Thing

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Unusual Saddle Thing
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 22:24:23 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Jun 14, 2007, at 10:08 PM, Mitchell Gass wrote:
> A 1930's Legnano currently on eBay
>
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>
> has something between the saddle and top tube that I haven't seen
> before:
>
> http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb148/cazpiroz/
> action=view&current=007.jpg
>
> Can anyone tell me what it is?
>
> Mitchell Gass

It's a saddle support. Was traditionally used when using a plain seat clamp and plain seat post (seat pin). Keeps the seat clamp from slipping and letting the saddle change angles. Mostly used on track bikes but also used on road bikes.

No point in using the saddle support with a two bolt seat post as shown in the photo since there is not chance of the saddle slipping. The introduction of the two bolt, micro-adjust Campagnolo Record seatpost in 1956 made the saddle support moot.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb148/cazpiroz/007.jpg

Loads of incorrect parts on that auction bike if it matters...

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA
http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)