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Old 03-03-17, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
The Turbomatic is sort of an interesting saddle -- but to me it's more of an odd bird (not necessarily a bad thing) than it is a thing of beauty. In that respect, the simple Flite has it handily beat.
The perforated black flite tho:

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I'm a sucker for perforated saddles. In practice, though, I found they didn't hold up very well to hard use, and that went for both my Turbo Super as well as my Flite -- I'm not quite sure what it was.

Let's also not forget this guy:





It's not as uncomfortable as one might think
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Old 03-03-17, 12:54 PM
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or the kevlar(?) Evo 2


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I really like the look of this seat.


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Old 03-03-17, 02:01 PM
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Those things go up to 3? Mind = blown

Edit: I would personally rule out 2 and 3 purely on aesthetic grounds
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Old 03-03-17, 05:25 PM
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I don't know anything about the Evo 3, but the Evo 2 replaced the Ti rails with carbon rails and was supposedly an honest 95-99g
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Old 03-04-17, 10:18 AM
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^^^ His bike porn is friggin insane.
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Old 03-04-17, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
I'm a sucker for perforated saddles. In practice, though, I found they didn't hold up very well to hard use, and that went for both my Turbo Super as well as my Flite -- I'm not quite sure what it was.
That's the reason why I have a NOS one in my man room display case. It's too nice to use!

I had a NOS perforated turbo, it did not last long before I had to respray with car seat paint.

Continuing the 80's flite hypetrain, there appears to be a nubuck leather one with the same cover as the throwback turbos. Shame there's no black yet.

This suede-ish cover wears better than the perforated and leather ones in my book; the color will first fade in contact areas then the texture of the suede wears away leaving behind smooth leather.

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Nubuck on that saddle is just weird to me -- I can't square the shape with the material (and brown just seems wrong!). A Flite to me should be smooth black with the yellow Flite name on the nose; I'd be too impatient to wait for the nubuck-y bits to wear away.
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Old 03-05-17, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I thought the same thing but in this case the bike is 9 Lb and the guy rides it regularly.

This particular bike isn't for show bike or a lab experiment. He has over 40k miles on it and seems to be a decent engineer, makes his own carbon parts in some cases.

Seems like this is the real deal.

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I wonder though if he changes out certain parts for regular usage? He probably is a featherweight himself so it helps but those über light cassettes and chains don't handle wear as well.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I thought the same thing but in this case the bike is 9 Lb and the guy rides it regularly.

This particular bike isn't for show bike or a lab experiment. He has over 40k miles on it and seems to be a decent engineer, makes his own carbon parts in some cases.

Seems like this is the real deal.

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40k at 9lb is only about 10k on our 20 lb bikes, not such a big deal.
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Old 03-10-17, 02:01 AM
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Pretty rad. Needs gumwalls. Maybe even white tape. Bar and stem combo look perfect though.
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That's pretty tacky but I kinda love it.
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Diamond ring...
Where is this delightfully tacky thing from?
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Where is this delightfully tacky thing from?


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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Pretty rad. Needs gumwalls. Maybe even white tape. Bar and stem combo look perfect though.
No, and no.
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Meh. Less-refined Phil copy
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No, and no.
Give it up. Even Felt wants you to put gumwalls on your bike.

Tk2 - Felt Bicycles

I'm happy to concede on white tape tho.

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Give it up. Even Felt wants you to put gumwalls on your bike.

Tk2 - Felt Bicycles

I'm happy to concede on white tape tho.
Stupid website.

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