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 Post subject: Mystery saddle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Another neglected and abused part from the lot of parts I recently picked up. I'm not looking to sale just curious what brand and age it could be.

I'm certainly not a saddle expert but I have heard of Brooks and Ideale, this one seems to be different. I know it is really beat up and the stamps are not legible but there is something there, just barely.

Sides have a oval stamp with what looks like a winged "M" in the middle. There is another oval on the top with only a few letters legible, "OUPO" on the top, "RANT" on the bottom.

Any ideas what the maker could be? Perhaps a rebranded Brooks?

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery saddle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:01 pm 
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After way too many hours searching saddles I finally realized it's a Ideale due to the oval stamp on the top which at one time said "Groupon Garanti".

Not sure about the "M".


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery saddle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Just had a Eureka moment, I think it must be a French made (maybe by Ideale) Motobecane saddle.

Mystery solved.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery saddle
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Nice saddles Idéale. I just have one a few weeks ago. An oldie but in better shape then this one. However, there can be done a lot with the right stuff on it.


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