It's pretty much the same as the ordinary Selle Italia c64 saddle. Although c64 should be more comfortable but it's really very similar. If you try to "bend" the c64 saddle you'll see that it's quite hard and the only real flex of the saddle is only on the sides (and also on the sides it's quite hard)...if you're used to ride with some carbon saddles the difference won't be that "horrible". If I wouldn't ride as a pro, and would ride only for 2-3h per day, I would most probably use my own combo
that's also the reason why I'm making the frame with an integrated saddle...but will see, if I would rather use an ordinary saddle I could still cut the integrated saddle and use a stubby with an ordinary saddle - but my aim is to make a frame as light as possible, and it's some kind of hobby to me, because I don't really need another bike...and if I integrate the saddle that's around 200g lighter than using stubby with an SLR 135g saddle.
Anyway, unfortunately the progress on the frame is quite slow, because I don't have a lot of free time, but I really enjoy this project and here are a few more photos:
All the tubes have just 687g!
I still have to make the dropouts (+40g), so still quite a lot of work to do,...I'll also have to make the grooves at the edges of the tubes, to assure a perfec fit at the joints etc.,...of course after I'll make the grooves the weight will be a bit lower. At the end all the tubes with dropouts and the rear break-bridge should weight under 700g.
And of course it's a frame with an integrated seatpost. If I would make an ordinary frame without ISP it would be even cca. 55g lighter, but I'll integrate a saddle (at this moment only 33g + cca. 30g reinforcements) and it would be just the same as using an ordinary frame with cca. 110g combo, but much more "bulletproof"..
Everything on this photo weights just 720g:
By the way, all the tubes and the saddle are still rough...
Anyway, still a lot of work to do,...but slowly and with pleasure the frame will be made...
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