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Old 11-14-11, 06:42 AM   #1
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Can a leather/faux leather saddle be repaired?

I just bought and mounted a new WTB Rocket saddle on my bike and tested it out this weekend. I noticed that after my riding on saturday there were some scrapes and scratches on the nose of the saddle. I was riding with cargo jean shorts and I think the seams of the jeans were too rough on on that particular area of the saddle. On sunday I rode but wore spandex cycling bibs and did not notice any additional scrapes after my ride. What I'm wondering is if there is something out there to "patch" over the scrapes to make it not look so bad. BTW I have duct tape but don't like how it looks on the saddle. TIA. Sorry, at the moment I'm having trouble getting pics to load up.
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Old 11-14-11, 11:11 AM   #2
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I'm with you on this. I have a nice Selle that I poked a nice v shaped hole in on a tumble. I don't want it to grow, is a fix possible?

Cargo shorts are standard wear in Mountain biking. I can take a baggie of chicken wings on the one side and then, a flat kit and a cell phone on the other side. Mainly I like the chicken wings halfway through a ride.
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Old 11-14-11, 12:40 PM   #3
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I wonder if those auto seat repair kits would work?
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Chap leather, super glue and an air stapler (repair from the backside).
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Old 11-14-11, 03:55 PM   #5
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Chap leather? Does this go in conjunction with your strap-on advice?

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The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point...
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Chap leather? Does this go in conjunction with your strap-on advice?
Chap leather is relatively thin, supple and tough. A lot of saddle makers carry it. I bought some once to recover the seat on my IT 175 Yamaha dirt bike. Wears like iron.
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I've recovered two SDG saddles. I used contact cement, not superglue and no staples. I don't think there's any good way to do a spot repair, though.

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That's def. not chap leather, lol.
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