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Re: my new John Fallis saddle
I have a circa 50's Fallis saddle, made by the father. The web site has a
photo of one almost like mine. My husband just happened upon it, covered
with dust, in a pawn shop. It has a green leather seat, bought it for $80.
It's not fancy but it's the best fitting saddle I have, and it is
comfortable. So, the moral of the story: you can never tell where you
might find your saddle!
From: Michael or Susie Jones <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 12:12 PM
Subject: RC: my new John Fallis saddle
>Last fall, I did two 100 mile rides on Genie Wunderlich's Grand Drubaska
>(Bitsey). I used Genie's John Fallis saddle & liked it so much that in
>December I ordered one for myself. I was expecting to get it in late
>August, but due to some "production problems" (the tree-maker temporarily
>lost his source of wood) the saddle was not shipped to me until October
>15th. Since it came to Miami, NM via Miami, FL, I did not receive it until
>October 27th. I was to meet Genie at the Paso Del Norte on October 29th to
>once again ride Bitsey on a 100 miler.
>So I "broke the saddle in" (and I use this term very loosely!) by riding in
>it for 15 minutes on Wednesday and then soaking the stirrup leathers with
>water and using a stick & weight to turn the stirrups to the proper
>(left the stick/weight on the saddle for 24 hours). On Friday afternoon, I
>rode Bitsey in it for about 1/2 hour. The saddle was now "ready" for it's
>We rode at a conservative pace and did the 100 miler in about 12 hours 45
>minutes (excluding vet check hold times). I was very surprised by how
>comfortable I was throughout the ride. I was even more suprised when I was
>not a bit stiff the next morning nor the next evening (after driving 8 1/2
>hours to get home). I think I'm gonna LOVE this saddle!
>If anyone wants more info, John Fallis' phone# is 307-737-2264. He's got a
>web site, but I've forgotten the address.
>I'm just offering this as another possibility to check-out whenever
>doing "the great saddle search"!
>Susie Jones, AERC# 7997
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