White Turbo failings.

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Don’t buy a White turbo. Simple. I mean, that is mine up there after being on the bike for no more than two weeks. As you can see ( or maybe not because of the poor attempt at an arty iphone shot gone wrong ) it is Borderline killed, creased to bits with the white dye or whatever it is completely worn away at the sides and on the tail. It’s not like I have been hammering it either, I have been pootling about to and from work. My thighs are hench, I am not going to lie but not so hench that they physically chafe the sides of the saddle like sandpaper to a block of cheese.

What is worse is that this particular white turbo was straight up out of the box NOS from 1992 and now look at it, positively NOS. What are these guys using to colour the pleather anyway… Tipp-ex? Chalk? Milk? Whatever it is, it’s crap.

Mind you, this saddle does have a lot of charm in it’s current state with it’s used look and I suppose it is also perched on top of something that is as far from a show bike as can be. It is also probably the comfiest saddle I have used ( sans bibs ) so I can forgive a little for that, that said I am used to a collapsed flite and also a Regal ( best looking saddle IMO but hard as Tyson, riding a Regal is like cycling with a brick between your legs ). I suppose I just wish this Turbo had lasted a little longer, so all I am saying is: if you want a white saddle that will remain white for longer than 2 weeks. Don’t buy a turbo.

That is all.

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5 Responses to “White Turbo failings.”

  1. simon Says:

    designed to be used with lycra shorts, if you have been ridng it with jeans its going to get wrecked.

  2. Gavin Campbell Says:

    I must have missed that memo.

    Plus it was on my road bike at first which was exclusively ridden in shorts… the loss of colour began to occur here.

    I must have a dodgy one.

  3. simon Says:

    well ,the memo was sent out to everyone.

  4. Gavin Campbell Says:

    Dang. Too bad for me that I must have been out… no doubt out ruining saddles.

  5. Carl Says:

    What you should have worn are some Carrera ‘denim’ shorts that Claudio used to wear.

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