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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Try again

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-NOS-8 ... _500wt_689


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Blimey ..250 quid !

As I mentioned Brooks (stepping back to the 70's) were a fabulous company and didn't seem to be that affected by being taken over by TI/ Sturmey archer. They would always look after a Brooks saddle however neglected / knackered or help out with other makes...... as long as it's not "pining for the fjords"

At a price :D

Maybe they could help??

Long shot......

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This is a good guide for DIY: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... ycle-seat/

another: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cover-y ... /?ALLSTEPS

If you don't fancy DIY, you could try a local classic car trimmer, upholsterer :)


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I am going to try the patch technique detailed above first ... the rip looks worse in the photo than real life ...

Thanks all for the tips


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Have you thought of enquiring at any 'old school' shoe repairers ?

If they can renew the leather on a shoe i'm sure they could do a saddle
or maybe contact the company in the link Rob put up.

If the saddle is worth £250 surely £50 won't hurt :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Have you thought of enquiring at any 'old school' shoe repairers ?

If they can renew the leather on a shoe i'm sure they could do a saddle
or maybe contact the company in the link Rob put up.

If the saddle is worth £250 surely £50 won't hurt :)


That's a thought ... BTW that saddle at £250 is NOS not what I have I don't think mine is valuable, anyway it's value is irrelevant as it's part of the bike I'm putting back together. If I looked at the value of the bits I'd break it and put them all on eBay but then the bike would be "lost" for ever.


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I used to work at a Shoe factory and on many occasions i've taken a knackered saddle
into the press/cutting department and they ripped off the old leather and re-newed it perfectly,Wish I still worked there :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:45 am 
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Thanks to all for the tips on patching; I followed them and I'm pretty happy with the result, I didn't want to go with the recover due to all the metal trim parts.

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Done yourself proud, looks great!


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Done yourself proud, looks great!


Cheers, it was NeilM's tips that did the job ...


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