Author Topic: Re-furbish a saddle?  (Read 1980 times)

donpedro

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Re-furbish a saddle?
« on: May 26, 2008, 11:17:28 am »
Have a more than 15 year old but rather comfy Avocet O2 Air 40 Titanium saddle I'd like to breath new life into and fit a new skin as I'd like a light one on my speedy bike. Anyone here that has some good tips on what type of skin, glue or/and staples, wise, "tactic" etc should one use?  ???

Edit: change some info.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 11:26:00 am »
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FatBloke

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 08:11:19 pm »
Works for me!
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 09:02:40 pm »
We don't know what is wrong with your saddle yet.  ::-)  Have you crashed it and scraped off some leather, padding and plastic shell?  Have you worn through the leather but everything underneath is fine?  Does the leather look a little tired?

Give us a hint.  ;)
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Gus

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 09:13:46 pm »
the  glue should be something like this one water resistant and flexible.
I think you can use most types of skin/leather as long it's  thin.

donpedro

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 09:14:26 pm »
Oh, sorry! That part were "lost in translation"! :-[
Skin's worn and glue is bad so it's coming of in some parts. Already glued some parts, but I was thinking that if I could get some new skin I could recycle it. Instead of buying a new plastic one that cost three times as much but only last a third as long.
So what's the verdict, doc? Will it live?  ;)
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Gus

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 09:18:30 pm »
Peter why dont you try finding a "skomakar" and ask him if he could refurbish it
for a modest cost.

donpedro

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 09:23:58 pm »
...I like to tinker with junk?  ::-)

( och för att jag är en snål jävel!  ;D)

Thanks, I just might do that!
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Gus

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Re: Re-furbish a saddle?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 09:26:29 pm »
 ;D ;D
Then just ask for advice and a piece of leather that should have been binned.
It might cost you 25 SKr.