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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Hi folks. I'm trying to identify an old saddle I've got because it's deteriorating and I'd like to get another one. It was a freebie from a user on here but he didn't know where it came from. It's a solid shiny black plastic thing with three holes in the top and is about the same shape as a well worn Brooks B17. The plastic is hard with no padding. Galvanised steel rails by the look of it. On the side on the drops it says ROYAL GT in a circle. I'm trying to work out if it's an old BMX saddle or a 1970's-ish post-Brooks era plastic racing saddle.

These are the best pics I've got of it:

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Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:53 pm 
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I think it is a 'Royal GT' saddle.

Is it like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROYAL-GT-Blac ... 19e197cb14

A high price to pay for crushed nuts :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:57 pm 
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That takes me back - every pseudo racer (like my Halfords Olympic circa 1978) had one. Personally I'd rather sit on the thin side of a plank.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Crikey, fancy that popping up. I spent ages Googling around trying to find one like it and... nothing.

Mine is similar except my one is shiny. That's not to say the dimples haven't polished off over the years though. The logo is different and I suddenly have to rush before 2pm when the work firewall cuts me off... back in a bit...


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