Today was the first time I've spent any time at all on any of my bikes in a week and a half. My eye infection seems to cleared up, finally. My riding consisted solely of errands, and it was my first time on the Gyes "Parkside" saddle I've installed on Marianela, my old LeTour.
I made a couple of other changes to her, too. As I had a bottom bracket and chainring, and had gotten a suitable pair of crankarms cheaply, I took off the old double crankset. Marianela is now a true single-speed.
And I sold the old cranks on eBay for a bit more than I paid for what's on the bike now. Because the cranks were engraved with the "LeTour" name, they had some value, apparently, to someone who was doing a period-correct restoration. Ditto for the stem, which I sold and replaced with a newer steel stem that has a longer extension and is a bit more upright.
After having a seat stolen, I am using an old messenger trick on the new saddle.
I took an old single-speed chain and cut it to the length I needed to wrap around the saddle rails and seat stays. I inserted the chain segment into a piece of old inner tube, and after wrapping the encased chain around the saddle rails and seat stays, I riveted the ends of the chain together.
I'm going to keep the ratty-looking paint, as that bike is parked on the streets. Besides, I like the color, even with the current state of the paint job.