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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Other than Ideale are there any other French saddle makers?


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Idéale seems to dominate post-war, but there are quite a few lesser-known brands around. "Brown" is one of the more common:

http://www.leboncoin.fr/vi/82668049.htm?ca=12_s

but there are plenty of others:

http://sport-vacances.shop.ebay.fr/Obje ... 86.c0.m282

Franceix, Régence, Lamplugh, Ecco, Excelsior, Etoile, Pullmann, and you sometimes see saddles branded with the name of the cycle manufacturer - Peugeot, Motobecane, etc.

Of course plenty of French bikes came with Reynolds frames and Brooks saddles.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:38 pm 
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Thanks OEJ. I'm not looking to spend a fortune really I just want to clean it up and sell it on, I only brought it for the brake levers for another project but to get it looking that bit more decent I will replace the saddle. I have a couple of old Italian saddles that will fit in with the era quite well. Thanks anyway :D


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I have a Norex 39 saddle fabrique en France. Mine is in perfect nick tho'.


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