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Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« on: May 03, 2014, 11:23:01 pm »
Are there any UK / EU suppliers of Terry saddles? I’m thinking of something like the Terry Butterfly, but other suggestions gratefully received. Is for recreational / fitness rather than endurance, prospective owner (female) wants moderate amount of padding, bike position is more upright than racy. Ideally a safe choice in the way that a Charge Spoon seems to be a good bet as a starting point for mens saddles. Some of the Terry models seem to fit the bill hence query.

mcshroom

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Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 12:47:52 am »
Sorry I'm not aware of any Terry dealers in the UK. A quick web search shows that JE James sold them a few years back, so they may be able to order them in. Otherwise would it worth contacting Terry and asking them if they have a UK distributor?

The female version of the Spoon is the Charge Ladle if that's any use - http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-womens-ladle-saddle/


[ETA] - According to their website Terry have two Dealers in the UK: -
United Kingdom
Eve Activewear
www.eveactivewear.co.uk/

Minx Girl
826 6090 23
www.minx-girl.com

Perhaps they could order them in?
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Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 08:01:09 am »
Johns bikes in Bath used to, don't know if they do any more!

Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 08:48:23 am »
Selle Italia Lady Gel Flo avec cut-out. About the same shape and style as Terry saddles and far easier to get hold of.

TimC

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Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 08:49:50 am »
I bought one from Fat Birds Don't Fly a couple of years back. Dunno if they still do them.

Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 11:33:30 am »
Thanks all!

Selle Italia Lady Gel Flo avec cut-out. About the same shape and style as Terry saddles and far easier to get hold of.

That looks ideal - thanks :)

Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 11:47:50 am »
This looks interesting, too. I've never heard of this brand before, but the saddle looks similar to a Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow and is considerably cheaper.

Edit: actually, looking at this video, it looks a bit wider than the Selle Italia.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 12:15:50 pm »
HK likes her Terry Butterfly saddles quite a lot but purchased them long enough ago that there isn't much point in remembering where they came from. Buying from the USA is quite easy over the interweb though.
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Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 01:49:44 pm »
There are two companies marketing saddles under a similar brand name. The original Terry saddles are made by the USA based company. But the Terry Comfort range and sold under that name I believe are made for a German company.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Terry saddles - UK supplier?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 06:46:43 am »
This situation seems to be ongoing.

http://www.terrybicycles.com/Saddles/Womens-Saddles lists Butterfly and Liberator variations but do not seem to have dealers within the EU or the UK. There is a Terry clothing retailer in Switzerland but not saddles.

German retailers of Terry saddles like
https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/search?q=&brand%5B%5D=Terry&category%5B%5D=279&sort=price_desc have a completely different range of saddles with quite different appearances to the USA models, despite some being listed as various types of Butterfly.

I have not found an explanation for this but I expect somebody has a competing Terry trademark outside of North America. The USA-ian Butterfly saddles are made in Italy (Selle Royal, I think) and I suspect Velo make most of the other saddles (Velo make something like 90% of the world’s brand-name saddles).

Unfortunately HK is looking for another USA Terry Butterfly or Liberator (anybody else reminded of Blake’s 7?) saddle. That might have to wait a while.
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