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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:07 pm 
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Come on then guys can anyone ever remember 'why' the cut out to the rear of a saddle is for ?

The Turbo was the first to have these cut-outs, i think anyway :?

I seem to remember in the middle 80's it was all the rage to get a saddle with the cut-out so your spare tub' could fit in neatly under your saddle.

Have i been dreaming about 'why' the cut-out is there or am i right or am i wrong ?

I used to have a Cinelli Unicanitor on one of my racing bikes and the folded up tub' would never stay in the same place
so whilst i was in my local bike shop the owner told me to get a 'new turbo saddle' as they have a cut-out for tubs.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Come on :? 66 views and not a thing from you guys :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Never had a problem stuffing a tub under any of my 70's saddles.......held on with a quick release toe strap.

I thought the design was to make them less like saddles with saddlebag loops :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:38 pm 
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It's an "aero" thing isn't it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:00 pm 
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I thought it was something to do with 'exhaust gasses'.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Who still puts the tub under the saddle ????

isnt the spare bottle cage is for that ????

thats where mine goes..


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:04 am 
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orbeas wrote:
Who still puts the tub under the saddle ????

isnt the spare bottle cage is for that ????

thats where mine goes..


These days I need 2 bottles for any reasonable length ride so it's under the saddle for me. I suppose I could use one of those huge bottles but I just can't bring myself to use one of those on a road bike :roll:.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:02 pm 
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I put my spare tub under the saddle beause my bike only has one bottle cage mount.


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