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Old 07-24-21, 10:43 PM
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Eroica saddle rules ?

The wife and I are doing our first Eroica this September and I’m looking for info regarding saddles. We both have Selle Anatomicas on our Wilier Ramato’s and hope they are legal ? I’ve looked at the rules and it says participants are invited to use period correct saddles. I’m a bit thrown by what they mean by invited? Encouraged but not mandatory is how I take that but I’d rather know now.
Ive not had any luck asking them via email as it sends the message to Italy best I can determine.

Pictured with B17’s but Anatomica saddles mounted now.
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You will be fine.
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I wouldn’t worry about it.
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I have not seen or heard about saddle police at Eroica CA.

Besides, with that beautiful cromovelato Wilier Trestina frame, no one is going to be looking at the saddle.
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If you don't stand up or get off the bike, you should be OK

Seriously, when you read the rules, they "allow" reproduction seats, and your seats have a vintage look.
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Yeah- In the vernacular “ No problemo, brah”.
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Eroica rules

6.1 g) we invite participants to fit saddles from the same period of the bicycles, so a model of 1987 or earlier, or a vintage model of modern production such as Brooks leather saddles, Cinelli replicas, San Marco, etc;
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I personally wouldn’t worry about any period correct issues with Eroica, CA. In the two I participated in, I saw all manner of inauthentic stuff happening and no one cared. It was all just about being chill and hanging with like-minded folks. Even in Italy, they’ll let you do whatever you want for the ride and then technically “disqualify” you after the ride, which, of course, means nothing anyway.
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Even in Italy, they’ll let you do whatever you want for the ride and then technically “disqualify” you after the ride, which, of course, means nothing anyway.
Far as I know you don't get the bottle of wine. And not always correctly, knowledge often is reduced to Italy ... But that's some years ago.
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To be truly ‘eroic, you’d ride without a saddle.
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Fingers crossed, I hope this thread goes 10 pages.
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Grant Peterson rides an anatomica saddle. Just sayin'.
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to be truly ‘eroic, you’d ride without a saddle.
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Grant Peterson rides an anatomica saddle. Just sayin'.
Oh damn, you wen GP on us. Pretty much assured we go 10 pages now.
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Oh damn, you wen GP on us.
now I really went all GP on yo ass!

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