Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:21 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:57 am 
Newbie

Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:36 am
Posts: 1
Location: Los Gatos, California
A little while back, I purchased a used Selle San Marco Rolls Titanio saddle (with a beater French mixte attached) for an absolute steal. I'm curious as to how old the saddle might be, although the date code that's stamped on the underside of it isn't legible. Does anyone know when this particular variant came on the market? Are there any clues to be had from the way that they're badged? I've noticed that some come with the diamonds on the side being gold colored, others are silver, and I've also noticed that some have the "Rolls" text in black, and some in red. Does that serve as any indicator as to the vintage of the saddle?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:01 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:22 pm
Posts: 1994
Location: North Ayrshire
i am sure that they started making the titanium rolls in the late 80s.
a friend of mine had one on his eddy merckx motorola bike kitted out
with shimano dura ace 8 speed, so i'm guessing that's about right
for this period.

nice seat!

8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:29 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 pm
Posts: 1784
Location: It's not easy being a dolphin.
The one's I have with the alloy silver back plate and Rolls in black paint are mostly 94, and one is 93.

Best saddle ever....good enough for champions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3DwhbUGUIg (at 4:15)


Attachments:
IMG_0447.JPG
IMG_0447.JPG [ 149.88 KiB | Viewed 106 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BretonDave, carty and 30 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group