Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Vintage Saddles / Felt Okay

As seen on Bike Radar
"Selle are reviving three of the most popular saddles from San Marco's racing history in the shape of the Concor, Regal and Rolls. Using the original base moulds with modern coverings - brown suede, white leather, black leather and textured black leather - the hand-made saddles will offer old-fashioned looks with up-to-date performance. For the weight-conscious, the Rolls and Regal will be available with titanium rails. The saddles will be available from late November"

"The US$729 Felt Curbside is a purpose-built, flat-bar road singlespeed/fixie that melds adult BMX fun with a skateboarder's aesthetic.

Based on the California company's signature use of a hydroformed 7005 aluminium frame (pioneered by company founder Jim Felt in the early 1990s), the smartly-specced 700c-wheeled Curbside weighs approximately 19 pounds with pedals, and is laden with gold-finish hubs, headset cap, seat collar and platform pedals.

First introduced at the 2007 Interbike trade show, the 2009 model has a carbon fork and ample room for mudguards, with frame and fork braze-ons necessary. A nifty wingnutted axlenut tool is included, bolted to the water bottle bosses on the seat tube. The 540mm wide Felt Meatstick flat bar is painted to match the frame, and has a massively sized 31.8mm constant diameter out to the cork brown handlebar grip tape. How will the Felt stack up against similar bikes on the market?"


Terrence said...

Just got a new regal with ti rails off of nashbar for $109. Stoked!

beardsarefun said...

Thats a sweet saddle. I'll have to check it out some time.

Murse. said...

Eff that Felt.

beardsarefun said...

Well, like everything Felt does, the idea is okay but then it tends to fall short. Their bikes lack soul but will technically get you across the line so to each, their own. The bike is pretty busted in my meager opinion but I'm sure someone out there will find it appealing. And then I will joke on that person. jk

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?