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    selle italia seat recommendations

    hi all.

    anyone have any recommendations on a good selle italia model? the rail of the seat on the used bike i bought a couple of years ago just busted while on a ride and i am looking at buying a cutout (to cut down on any numbness) and titanium or vanox (?) rails. To be honest I am not sure what the material of the rail was on the busted one but that would not have been fun on a long ride in the middle of nowhere.

    I am assuming I can't go wrong with a used Flite Gel Flow (for roughly 60 or 70 bucks) or a new Max SLR Gel Flow or Max Flite Gel Flow...is that right?

    Flite Gel Flow: Selle Italia :: FLITE Selle Italia

    Selle Italia :: MAX Selle Italia

    TIA

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    I have had great luck with the SLR Gel Flow on both my road bike and my mtb. I think both of mine have the Vanox rails. I'd rather have a comfy seat than worry about the weight. Hands down, the best saddle for my body.
    Good luck.
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    They're all different, as are butts. Did you like the one that busted? if so, what was it? You want to find a similar shape.

    I used to ride the old original Flite, and liked them very much. When I decided to go with a cutout, it turned out that the various Flite models with cutout weren't shaped the same, and I didn't like them quite as much.

    Eventually, I found the SLR Gel Flow, which is just about perfect for me.

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    I like the slr titanium 135g model.

    Does anyone know a way to extend the life of the leather once it's started to wear? Note the wear on the back...


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    Leather repair

    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaniels View Post
    Does anyone know a way to extend the life of the leather once it's started to wear? Note the wear on the back...
    It won't look like new, but a thin coating of quick-set epoxy will give it a thin, flexible smooth and tough surface that will prevent further wear and be functional to ride on. I've done it with several saddles - shoes, too, where my heel rubs the crank.

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