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 Post subject: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:17 am 
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Wanted a Vetta SL but what's the difference between that and the TT?

Are there any other similar variants?
Also, are they that hard to get these days..


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:39 am 
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sl has ti, chromo or manganese rails (maybe vanadium too...) and a shovel nose.
I believe (this may be completely wrong as i'm going from a hazy memory as never had one as the sl is the BEST EVER) has a round nose and the rails are suspended from the shell with rubber inserts (hence the tt trishock moniker).
also the sl has the plastic tab at the back that goes across the back, the tt doesn't

vetta sl's come up on ebay fairly regualarly (so my saved searchs keep emailing me) but the ti version less often. Picked up a NOS on last year. the non ti ones come up all the time and are cheap, the tt seem to come up all over the place, but don't know what sort of rails...


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:51 am 
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/\ good info.
Why am I thinking about a Trishock model? TT Trishock?

As it goes I liked my Vetta SL back in the day, I often look for another but nothing in good condition seems to surface when I think to look.


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:31 am 
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I love my TTs. If anyone ever sees a titanium railed TT, let me know, you can have my firstborn.


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Needs a bit of work !
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Budget-Bike-S ... 3380bd757d


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Thanks for the info there and have seen that ebay auction, :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:24 am 
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Some pictures to help. I included a Kona for Kona-Ian.
Kona, TT and a SL


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:57 pm 
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that top picshows the one thing bad about the SL, the nose, when you get tired, getting hang ups on the nose.


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:45 pm 
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TT gets my vote I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Vetta saddles.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Feel free to laugh at this pic..... back in 1993 with my Vetta SL.




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