Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member w98seeng's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Incognito
    Posts
    385
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Renewing a Brooks leather saddle?

    I have a Brooks Professional saddle that is a bit worn around the edges.



    Is there any way to get this looking good again?

    Thanks,
    Ian

  2. #2
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,061
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's how they are supposed to look!

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    South East, Michigan
    My Bikes
    None yet - help!
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A friend of mine does leather work. If you're interested, I can you get in touch with him and see what he has to say on the matter. Though, my inclination is to agree with Machka, that's how it's supposed to look.

  4. #4
    Velocommuter Commando Sirrus Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    My Bikes
    '88 Specialized Sirrus, '89 Alpine Monitor Pass, two '70 Raligh Twenties, '07 Schwinn Town & Country Trike, '07 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid
    Posts
    2,540
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by w98seeng View Post
    I have a Brooks Professional saddle that is a bit worn around the edges.



    Is there any way to get this looking good again?

    Thanks,
    Ian
    That's leather with character! I suppose you could try some kiwi leather polish in tan..
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
    Live in Houston? Come to http://bicyclecommutehouston.blogspot.com/
    1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike

  5. #5
    Senior Member Rex G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bellaire TX USA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Alloro, Veloce, San Remo, Pista; Rivendell Canti Rom; Zinn custom
    Posts
    808
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why do you want to look like a noob? As already indicated, that is how they are supposed to look.
    Have Colt, will travel...

  6. #6
    Senior Member w98seeng's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Incognito
    Posts
    385
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    That's how they are supposed to look!
    Quote Originally Posted by cervantes3773 View Post
    Though, my inclination is to agree with Machka, that's how it's supposed to look.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    That's leather with character!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rex G View Post
    As already indicated, that is how they are supposed to look.
    So, I guess that's the way it's supposed look.

    Thanks,
    Ian

  7. #7
    Your mom
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,546
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Slap a bunch of proofide on, and use a hairdryer to soak it in. Repeat until you can't get the leather to soak any more up.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,602
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tellyho View Post
    Slap a bunch of proofide on, and use a hairdryer to soak it in. Repeat until you can't get the leather to soak any more up.
    Never tried it but I wouldn't.

    Brooks #1 precaution is not to overtreat saddles. If it was my saddle I'd give it a shot of Profide on the top and, maybe also on the bottom. Then I'd resist the temptation to do anything else to it. That saddle doesn't look either dried out or abused. I'd do my best to keep it that way.

  9. #9
    Great State of Varmint Panthers007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dante's Third Ring
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks beautiful from here. Ride on!
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •