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 Post subject: Recovered saddle
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:02 pm 
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Found an old Flite Transalp in my shed,was a little bit weathered to say the least...

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So carefully took the old leather covering off,smelt 'orrible

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Bought a offcut of leather from ebay,light tan colour to match the Wildgrippers :P ,think it was about £3.50 and using some strong carpet adhesive spray recovered it.I think slightly thicker wouldve been better as some of the rough foam can be seen through the contour but its a lot better than what it was.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:28 pm 
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very good!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:45 pm 
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You did an excellent job, nice one.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:51 pm 
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brilliant job ive been meaning to do this for a while you can make the foam less rough by sanding it lightly.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:53 pm 
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Yeah i shouldve done that,got carried away with seeing if it would work,ill know in future


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Nice job! 8)

When are you going to start up the 'Retrobike Recovery' service then? :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:07 pm 
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yup, top job. you should offer it as a paid service in the sticky thread with specific help, eg slim & elastomers etc :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:54 pm 
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good work chief. i'm so pleased i found this site - it had never crossed my mind to recover my tatty saddle!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:09 pm 
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Great work again andy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:30 pm 
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Thanks chaps,its really easy to do,just make sure the leather you choose has some stretch in it,if you find a supplier then ask them for a 1" square like i did to test it.

Make sure like billinjah has said that you smoothe out the old foam/glue mix as you may get tiny lumps in it like mine,lol

Its yet to have the ride test to see how it fares with wear.

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