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Schwinn S Saddle Pan Cracked
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I have a Panther III and the saddle pan is cracked. Do I buy a newly manufactured saddle or buy the vintage saddle on ebay that is a match? My worry is that if I buy the vintage seat the pan will crack sooner rather than later.

Any comments are appreciated.
Hopefully this link will get you to the photos of both bicycles I am cleaning up. https://www.flickr.com/photos/121016477@N03/
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#2
If you buy a new one and hope to sell the bike as a collectible I would think whoever bought it would subtract at a minimum the cost of a vintage saddle from what they are willing to pay. I would imagine it would not turn over as quickly either. It's really your decision how to handle it.
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(11-17-2014, 04:34 PM)cny-man Wrote:  If you buy a new one and hope to sell the bike as a collectible I would think whoever bought it would subtract at a minimum the cost of a vintage saddle from what they are willing to pay. I would imagine it would not turn over as quickly either. It's really your decision how to handle it.

Good point about resale. I'm thinking about getting it TIG welded with a reenforcement but the upholstery and padding would need removed.
(I am not thinking about selling currently but does not mean it would not happen in the future.)
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#4
Get a newer saddle to be able to ride the bike; keep the original, and look for another original for that time in the future when you do sell.
Nigel
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(11-17-2014, 05:29 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  Get a newer saddle to be able to ride the bike; keep the original, and look for another original for that time in the future when you do sell.

I think this is a good idea Nigel. Thank you! And, I will go to the Schwinn Forum. :-)
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