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    Wrights Saddles, let's see 'em

    Here's mine, just got from that guy Zach, thanks.



    and the stamp:

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    Mine..

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    SI851333.jpgI bought a complete bike to get this saddle.
    Its very comfortable.
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    A couple of years ago, I was able to acquire a Wrights W3N and a Brooks B5N, both NOS, within a few weeks of each other. By this point Brooks owned Wrights and other than the thickness of the hide, and the drilled skirt, it is difficult to tell the two apart. Both are equally comfortable. I imagine the Wrights won't hold up as long under my hefty weight.



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    I had a Wright that came on an early 70s Raleigh last year but it was in fairly rough shape and after trying to bring it back to life it tore in half in less than half a block on the first test ride
    My name is Steve and I don't have a bent fork anymore :)

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    Model 8





    Olympic or model L99




    The Olympic was likely laced through the two holes. I think it dates back to the 30's. Not sure about the model 8...the keyholes and wrap around leather nose make it look early too.
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    A Wrights on the Capo frame I built up:
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    I tried a Wright's saddle on my Raleigh Superbe as a saddle swap with a mate and wow. That thing was the definitiion of ass hatchet.

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    A worn out W3N.





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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I suppose my Wrights is a Brooks clone? The texture of the top looks so Brooks.
    After two fairly short rides I find it very comfy. I hope it lasts, but I'm a hefty boy.
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    I've been riding my Wrights pretty regularly and I weigh 220. Yours is practically NOS, I wouldn't worry about it.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    David: I'm sure you really wanted the leather saddles, but for the sake of completeness...



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    Mark, if I had one of those, I would stop looking for a saddle.
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    This is a recent craigs find. I think the rivet holes are about to let go.

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    The ratty old W3 on my 12.2. At least I'm pretty sure it's a W3; the logo's largely worn away. It's actually very comfortable.
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    rhm needs to post a pic of the Wrights "Swallow" on the 1930's track bike i sold him a while back. I apparently didn't keep any pics around of it.
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    Wrights Swallow on my 1954 Robin Hood.

    Wrights Olympic S on my daughters Raleigh Sports

    Somewhere, on a different memory card, are some before and after pics of the Olympic S before I put it on the kids bike. I also have a W3N that I got new in 1970 and is still going strong. Currently residing on my 1991 Miyata 600GT. The only pic I have shows me standing next to the bike and I'm blocking the saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    rhm needs to post a pic of the Wrights "Swallow" on the 1930's track bike i sold him a while back. I apparently didn't keep any pics around of it.
    Okay.


    Here is the best photo I found on my camera right now. In the foreground, the W3SW that came on the Alvin track bike. The bike is from the late 30's, the saddle is later; I don't remember the date on the cantle plate, I think 72 though. In the middle is a W3N I got from another forum member. I put new leather on it. In the background is a NOS W3N.

    All three saddles above have exactly the same frame and cantle plate.



    Here's the middle one, above, with new leather on it. This was my second attempt at this craft, and I'd consider it my first success. I have ridden several hundred miles on it now.

    Here's the W3N I rode 115 miles yesterday:


    And finally the Wrights mattress saddle that was original on my 1950(?) Norman tourist:

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    This one is only the tiniest bit crusty.



    Anyone have any experience recovering these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    This one is only the tiniest bit crusty.



    Anyone have any experience recovering these?
    You wouldn't recover that, really, would you?

    At any rate what you need to do is drive out four rivets. That will free the cover. My advice would be to replicate the cover, don't try to repair it. The cover is a piece of padding with an outer skin over it; I would make the latter out of leather. Make the pattern based on the old one; it is one piece of leather with the sides cut and a triangular gusset is sewn into each. Figure out what you want to use for padding (mine has what appears to be a piece of felted horsehair). Fold the edges of the leather cover under the padding and sew around te perimeter. In the end you rivet the new cover onto the old frame. The nose rivets are hard to peen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    You wouldn't recover that, really, would you?.
    No, not really! this one will get replaced by something a bit more ...stable. I will find an honored spot on the wall for this.
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    Here's a couple of photos of the Wrights saddle I mounted to my Gazelle built '74 Grand Prix



    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
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