FS Giles Berthoud Aravis leather saddle with titanium rails
This is a top quality leather touring saddle which has covered about 750miles since mid May on my touring bike - manufacturers blurb below:
"The saddle is made from thick, natural vegetable tanned leather. It is pre-softened and waterproof.
The bolt assemblies at the rear of the saddle aren't on the top surface, where you might sit on them if you slide back on your saddle. But instead the bolts are off the bac edge, out of the way.
Width across the back is 157mm.
Weight around 425 grams, may be a littlle more or less depending of the leathers.
Rear crescent made with technical material which provides solidity and flexibility for maximum comfort.
Loops for saddle bag.
Grooves for fitting a Klick-Fix system.
Very easily DISASSEMBLING thanks to an ingenious system made with stainless screws which fit into special-sharped brass washers. The cone-sharped washer fits into the leather avoiding any risk of damage.
Rails made in titanium.
Long straight parts for the best adjustment you need.
Patented tension system avoiding the nose twisting.
No special tool for adjusting the tension, just a 5mm Alen key is needed
Each saddle with an unique number engraving on the nose washer"
The weight is 420g on my scales.
It is the black model (but actually very dark brown) in very good condition with only a couple of minor scratches/blemishes and very small creases casued by the flex of the leather. It will ship out in the original packaging and I will throw in the pot of Giles Berthoud wax (partly used).
This saddle retails at £168 at Spa Cycles, selling for £90 + £10 postage ono.
Stoke on Trent area, paypal prefered.