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Old 08-19-05, 07:15 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready for my winter commuting. Well, for what passes for winter around the SF Bay Area... a little cool (summer in SF is the coldest time though) and sometimes real wet.

I put some Freddy Fenders on, got my Ortlieb Back Rollers ready, have my Carradice poncho and J&G pants and boot covers and winter Gaerne high top boots.

For my Brooks B17 Champ Spec (green, woo woo!), I ordered one of the Velox saddle covers from Wallbike. Anyone here have any experience with them? I put it on the saddle when I got home and it's a very snug fit and appears to be waterproof (I doused it liberally with water and let it sit, and not a drop got through to the saddle). It seems like a big improvement over the Brooks cover I had previously, which leaked like a sieve and didn't really fit very well.

Is the Velox one durable?
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Old 08-20-05, 12:21 AM   #2
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It's probably a pretty good one, and I guess I'd better order a couple myself.
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They are great. I want to order another one.
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Thanks for the feedback, folks!
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Where can you get these besides Wallingford? I ordered a Champion Flyer "S" and Wallingford is out of the wider covers.
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