Saddle cover

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fausto copy
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby fausto copy » 18 Jun 2020, 12:10pm

I ride Brooks saddles, Mrs. C cannot get on with them, that's partly why I'm asking a perfectly sensible question.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby reohn2 » 18 Jun 2020, 12:20pm

You need something tight fitting so it won't move during riding and smooth enough to eliminate the stitching wear on clothing.
IIRC Brooks used to make a justmthat as a waterproof cover for their leather saddles,I don't know if they're still available

Ah,found them thoughvnot as tight fitting as a remember :- https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/saddles/med ... ver-black/
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Re: Saddle cover

Postby fausto copy » 18 Jun 2020, 8:24pm

Hi John, thanks for your sensible reply. :wink:
However, I've got one of those and it is far too loose to be of use (hey I'm a poet, hope I don't blow it :roll: ).

I'm thinking if we could get a piece of neoprene (old wetsuit material maybe) Mrs. C could sew one herself
and try and get it tight fitting.

Cheers, fausto

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby mattsccm » 18 Jun 2020, 8:32pm

It isn't hard to recover a saddle . I use old leather jackets. One piece jobs are fine.
I can't see how you can cover a saddle without there being some movement unless it is very well glued.
Something like neoprene will change the shape anyway so will peobably be pointless.
Much easier to just replace the thing with the same design with less stitching.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby WOT » 18 Jun 2020, 10:52pm

I fashioned a cover from an old pair of cycling shorts once as the saddle was eating my good bibs. It slipped around a little but actually worked well.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby WOT » 18 Jun 2020, 10:53pm

mattsccm wrote:It isn't hard to recover a saddle . I use old leather jackets. One piece jobs are fine.
I can't see how you can cover a saddle without there being some movement unless it is very well glued.
Something like neoprene will change the shape anyway so will peobably be pointless.
Much easier to just replace the thing with the same design with less stitching.


Do you have any more information about re-covering with leather? Glue used etc?

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby colin54 » 19 Jun 2020, 6:36pm

I've sent you a PM fausto.

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Re: Saddle cover

Postby mattsccm » 19 Jun 2020, 9:29pm

Sticky glue that stays flexible. Any old stuff like UHU. PVA works, so does bathroom silicone or car undersesl. Not puncture cement, too pricey.
Peel old cover off if too damaged. Stretch gluey new cover round and staple it to chassis. Tidy is good. Wet leather stretches so this can help on corners. I don't always use glue if none to hand.