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Old 09-22-13, 03:13 PM   #1
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My new bike

Its an older Worksman Cycle.

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Nice lines. Do you have any plans for it?
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Not really, just a weekend rider for now I guess.
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Not really, just a weekend rider for now I guess.
just about the only thing I want to do is find a white springer saddle for it
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just about the only thing I want to do is find a white springer saddle for it
White vinyl dye, available at many auto parts stores.
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Im looking for leather...long shot I know. I guess I'll just have to go with vinyl.

I guess now would be a good time to ask anyone if they have a VERY NICE (preferably white) vinyl springer seat they'd consider trading away. Anyone?
Wordbiker, would that dye work on those rubbery seats? like the one on the bike pictured above?
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Im looking for leather...long shot I know. I guess I'll just have to go with vinyl.
Tandy has white leather coloring. They also have white leather.

And here is some white leather dye on eBay.
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Settled for a black leather saddle for now, but its a really nice black leather saddle!

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white!really nice tires
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real nice bike ,with those wheels it's gotta ride smooth,, I just bought a really good looking white saddle (pleated) from chubbies it's got what they call a halo around the back, nice springs, comfortable seat,,40.00 bucks
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Yeah I looked at that one, its really nice but I was looking for a leather saddle. BTW the "halo" thing is called a crash bar.
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Wordbiker, would that dye work on those rubbery seats? like the one on the bike pictured above?
It will work on any vinyl and many plastics. A test swab would prove it. I dyed this black tool pallet first white, then red.



The nice part is it's dye, not paint so it won't rub or flake off.
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As she sits today.
















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Very nice ! Great pictures too!
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Yeah I looked at that one, its really nice but I was looking for a leather saddle. BTW the "halo" thing is called a crash bar.
It's also known perhaps to some (or maybe just ME) as the "bite your buns" seat

As for the bike, it definitely Works, man.
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It's also known perhaps to some (or maybe just ME) as the "bite your buns" seat

As for the bike, it definitely Works, man.
I see what you did there! BTW, I still miss East Hill too.
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Can it go stiff uphill ?
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Settled for a black leather saddle for now, but its a really nice black leather saddle!


wowee look at that sadde. I've never heard of lepper saddles before, but how comfortable is it? Do tell.
Does it absorb the sidewalks pretty well?

Every saddle I try causes me to walk funny for the next couple days, if you know what I mean.
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Its like driving an old caddy with tires made of clouds! More comfortable than any Brooks Ive ever owned, and I Love Brooks!
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Its like driving an old caddy with tires made of clouds! More comfortable than any Brooks Ive ever owned, and I Love Brooks!
first hand account, right here. I know what saddle Im getting next.

peter white cycles says "oh they break, so we don't stock them anymore, we only have Brooks saddles". Sounds kind of fishy to me.


Honestly, what breaks? the seat frame? My god you could just MIG weld it back together. looks like 1/8th inch steel to me.

look at the front spring on that. Doesnt look cheap to me. Do you think a 190 lb person would be heavy enough?

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I have never heard of Leppers breaking. Im 212lbs and the Leppers fine, and I altered the frame on the saddle to get the seat post clamp to fit. The guy that had it before me drilled another hole in the frame too! I must have ridden the Lepper 150 miles easy with no problems.
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Lepper is the only other European high quality leather saddle maker apart from Brooks:

Lepper BV - leren fietszadels, voor comfort en tegen zadelpijn

Its outstanding for durability and comfort. Well known in its native Netherlands, not widely distributed stateside as Brooks.
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