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    recondition and old brooks?

    Here is the original team pro off of my 1984 Trek 720. I believe that for most of its life it was in storage in a garage in the dry desert heat of Arizona. The saddle looks dry and has several surface cracks.

    What is the best way to save this saddle? is it possible to save it? Should I tighten it up any?







    More pictures of it at http://s190.photobucket.com/albums/z...t=CIMG1039.jpg

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    I'd clean it, dye it if you want the color uniform and Proofhide it. Cracks won't go away but should be ok. I wouldn't tighten unless it really needs it, looks like its already over tightened by front rivet.

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    to look at the tightening nut, it does not looks as if it was ever tighten any. The area around the front rivet may be do to it shrinking as it dried out? No idea. Not sure it I can mold it to me at this point. Still a fairly comfortable saddle for my commute (that is all I have ridden it for) but the Imperial has replaced it on my commuter bike.

    Toying with the idea of putting the team pro on my weekend road bike

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    It has been my experience with a saddle this dry that Proofhide just does not do the job. I brought a saddle in similar condition back using Gloveoleum. I applied a coat to saddle, then used the shop towel I had used to apply the Gloveoleum to wrap the saddle and placed it in a plastic bag for a couple of days. Repeated the process several times. Of course the cracks did not go away, but the saddle recovered nicely and it is very rideable. Once done, I did apply Proofhide.
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    Thanks maybe I will give Gloveoleum a try

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