'Fleet' saddle

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'Fleet' saddle

Postby kukamunga » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:33 pm

I've picked up a couple of these plastic, 'Brooks look-alike' (from a distance :roll: ) saddles:-
Anyone know anything about them?
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Postby cludence » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:33 pm

Sorry I cant help. I also have one here. It came off a unknown road frame which was quite a fair age.

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Postby scratchman » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:15 am

weird, it's plastic you say, but has an adjuster for sag, maybe if it gets soft in hot weather :?
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:21 pm

:shock: What did they do, import a load of B17s and replace the top?
Break in time of about $50 years. :o

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Postby GaryF » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:56 pm

I got a new Repco in 1965 - it had a Fleet saddle. It was quite hard but rideable but that didn't matter much when you were 11yo.

I seem to remember that they were a cheap alternative to a Brooks and appeared on cheaper bikes.
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