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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:37 pm 
Old School Hero

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OK, it's not a barn find but I thought that it might make my thread more trendy.


In the olden days (1980s) Selle San Marco used to make elasticated covers for racing saddles (as opposed to those vast padded water-proof things for sit up and beg bikes you see on ebay).

I find myself responsible for rather too many bikes with white saddles, and whenever I want to move them I seem to have grubby hands. I realise that the 2 obvious solutions are:
1) Stop fitting poncey white saddles and
2) Wash my hands frequently in line with government expert advice, singing Happy Birthday to myself as I do so.

But (because aside from being completely impractical, they're good saddles):
Does anyone know where I can get covers that can live on the bikes when stored but take off when ridden that will allow me to remain grubby in the paw department.
Come to think of it, I have the same issue with the matching white handlebar tape. Are workshop handlebar covers a thing?

Ta.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:40 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Adelaide, Australia
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/saddles/med ... over-black


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:11 pm 
Old School Hero

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Thanks Big Block. That's a bit on the bulky side but a good start.


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rBoTM Winner
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How about using some shower caps . Cheap to buy and elasticated, or even cling film.


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Shoe covers


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:47 pm 
Old School Hero

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Good call chaps. Perfect lateral thinking.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:49 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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There is also something else that may do the job :shock:
Available at most chemists or barbers


Last edited by bagpuss on Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:50 pm 
Old School Hero

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No, they're far too baggy and just slip off the saddle.


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