Waterproof saddle covers

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Yorkshireman
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Waterproof saddle covers

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Yesterday morning the weather outlook promised rain
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Check the saddle cover (scrounged off my wife - who gets them free from the local gym :wink: ) ... Argh! Fail
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No problem. "Sweetheart, those free shower caps that you get from ..." Problem - she now comes home to shower - no free waterproof saddle covers :cry:
:idea: ASDA is only a 5min ride away - they surely sell such things. They certainly do ... in packs of 2 for £1.00 ... containing one PURPLE cap and one PALE BLUE cap :roll:
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Ah well! They're not very visible when packed away in the onboard storage unit
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They appear to be a lot sturdier than the free ones, and they're certainly waterproof (unlike the actual BROOKS ones :roll: ). Perhaps I'll get to like the colour ... in time :wink:
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A well thought-out diversification from mudflaps. :wink:
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The 'saddle covers' come come ready made - no 'fetlin' required :wink: Hm! Somewhere in the garage there's a sheet of black plastic/nylon sheet (too thin and flexible for mudflaps), and there's yards and yards of knicker/garter elastic in the sewing box ... :roll:
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Post by aek »

I got a brooks one yesterday and today is the first time i used it.
No problems with it so far.

The only thing i don't like about it is that it's Brooks branded and i needs to cover that with some tape because i don't want to alert the thieves.
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Post by rualexander »

I got a saddle cover from the Brooks stand at the York Rally, it had no logo or anything on it, plain black, with a short drawstring and velcro strap to keep it rolled up under the saddle when not in use, and it seems to be waterproof, think it cost me £3.50.
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Like the purple, mine's orange, only problem is that someone has fitted it with handles and written Sainsbury's across it!
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I just use one of those cheap blue plastic carrier bags that you often get from corner shops. Much smaller than the traditional supermarket bag and folds into a satisfyingly small sausage that can be pushed over the saddle rails and right up into the nose of my B17 for storage.
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Belt and braces.

Shower cap and a Brooks.

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Heres how to do it on a tandem
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Basil W Bloke wrote:I just use one of those cheap blue plastic carrier bags that you often get from corner shops.


Wow yeah, me too - what's the difference (apart from the cost)??
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Post by anniesboy »

Shower caps have elastic which will hold it on the saddle ,no need to faff about tying a knot as with a plastic bag.
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Post by niggle »

You are all doing it wrong, shower caps are for covering your helmet (should you choose to wear one :wink: ) when it rains. Mind you I have only used the clear freebies a friend collects from hotels, not sure I would wear a purple one (actually I would :D )

EDIT: as for covering a saddle, its an opportunity to show off what posh stores or supermarkets you shop in, so far the most up market I have managed is M&S :(
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I always keep a plastic carrier bag stuffed under the saddle, same as Yorkshireman but I'm a cheapskate! :lol:
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Cheap shower caps - I mean faux designer waterproof saddle covers - must be pretty desireable in this part of the world. I've just had my £1.00 special (from Poundland) nicked while it was doing its job on my Brookes. My bike was securely fastened to a bike rack in Knaresborough town centre - broad daylight in the middle of the morning too. It was a blustery day but given that the shower cap was elasticated and attached underneath the saddle, I doubt that it was blown off. :(
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cavasta wrote:Cheap shower caps - I mean faux designer waterproof saddle covers - must be pretty desireable in this part of the world. I've just had my £1.00 special (from Poundland) nicked while it was doing its job on my Brookes. My bike was securely fastened to a bike rack in Knaresborough town centre - broad daylight in the middle of the morning too. It was a blustery day but given that the shower cap was elasticated and attached underneath the saddle, I doubt that it was blown off. :(

That must be annoying, nobody has ever stolen my Marks & Spencer saddle cover :wink:
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