Cruisin' on my Bluebird
I'm down to one Brooks saddle for a current project, and AliExpress sent me a notice that an old-timey looking saddle was on sale for 20.00 US delivered. Curiosity get the better of me, and I ordered one. Sadly, it's a lousy saddle. The springs are really soft and wiggle sideways as you pedal, the "leather" is molded composite leather, very thick and pretty soft. The chassis wires are thin. The seatpost hardware is probably the best thing about the seat. Only things I can think of to make it more than "display only" are to remove the springs and bolt the chassis directly to the top, or maybe remove the top and put it on a naked mattress saddle. I knew this would not be a good saddle, but it is pretty bad! On the whole, I've been happy with everything I've bought on AliExpress, but in this case you really do get what you pay for!