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Old 05-03-09, 04:46 PM   #1
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Non-brooks leather saddles

For my Selle Italia gel flow C2 leather covered saddle, it's white btw, is there anything I should do to care for the leather?
Also, are there any leather protection products I can get so the blue from my jeans does not rub off on the white leather?

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Old 05-03-09, 05:08 PM   #2
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Also, are there any leather protection products I can get so the blue from my jeans does not rub off on the white leather?
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Keeping white saddles and bar tape clean is just about impossible--I never understand why people bother with them.
The leather will need the same treatment any other leather does to keep it from drying and cracking. Brooks' Proofhide should work, or something like Obenauf's leather preservative, applied sparingly once or twice a year, but no more often than that. I haven't had much success with Lexol, but some people recommend it.
If you're getting color transfer from your jeans to your saddle, the easiest fix is to quit riding in jeans, which are uncomfortable anyway. Failing that, ride in OLD jeans. White saddles are more trouble than they're worth.
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