Pearl aluminum rail leather saddle

 A fellow collector recently brought me a unique saddle from his collection. It was manufactured by Pearl, a French company that I have advertisements in old issues of Le Cycliste. It is a beautiful 1940s-1950s saddle with great patina and some interesting features.  The copper rivets are stamped "Pearl", a nice touch that Ideale later … Continue reading Pearl aluminum rail leather saddle

funny, at one time this seat clamp sold for. . .

over $500! funny. Two overzealous bidders bid this up to astronomical prices on Ebay a couple years ago. This seatclamp was used on mid 1950s to mid 1960s Italian bicycles. It was found on ones that used this seat collar type, rather than seat binders built into the seat lug. Olmo, Atala, etc used this … Continue reading funny, at one time this seat clamp sold for. . .