Lightest Vintage Seat/

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by rayms

Prefer pre 1982 vintage.
Selle San Marco Concor Superleggera or maybe Avocet Racing III?
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by tommasini

Selle italia Turbo with aluminum rails at 280 grams. Do a google search and you can find old versions on eBay and it looks like possibly sella italia has relaunched production as it appears you can get some new ones off amazon for about $60 USD. One note is those alloy rails did very well for a couple of seasons of hard racing but after about 2 years (15k to 17k miles) they would be prone to suddenly break a rail. After this happened to me and a team mate once I kept ahead of the issue by replacing in a timely manner after that so it wasn’t a huge deal for me.

Taking a second look at the one on US eBay right now I’d steer clear as those rails and look of the leather suggest to me it’s a VERY well used saddle at the end of its life.

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