Crosby Prix des Nations 97

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  1. HunterEq95

    HunterEq95 Full Member

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    This is just out of curiosity, but I'm guessing that "97" depicts the year it was made? I know Crosby's 1996 saddles had the Olympic rings on them, but I'm unsure of what makes a "97" any different than a regular PDN and have always assumed it was just the year it was made. Does anyone know about this? Thanks!
     
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    Was '97 around the time that they started making what became the "California Prix?" I don't recall, but that timeframe seems about right. The seat was wider and deeper, the twist less narrow, and the tree a bit wider. The channel (between the panels) might have been a bit wider at the cantle end than most '80s ccs were. Does your Prix look like a California Prix?
     
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    I'm sorry I took so long to reply, I haven't visited here in awhile! This one is a Sovereign, but I've seen the "97" mark on the California Prix, the regular Prix, and now this Sovereign Prix. This one has a very soft padded seat that is much wider than that of my ~35+ year-old Prix des Nations. It seems like 20 years old would be consistent with this saddle. I have a few pictures:
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