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Old 09-29-09, 08:18 PM   #1
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My Brooks Saddle Keeps Putting Stains on My Cloths!!!

I am now the proud owner of three pairs of shorts with a big black **** stain on the butt in the shape of my black Brooks saddle. I have tried using water to wipe off whatever it is that keeps getting on my cloths but to no availe. I think that it happens the most on long rides when my butt gets sweaty on the saddle or when its raining a bit and the seat gets wet.

Anyone els have this problem? Any idea what I can use to get the stains out? They are all running type shorts with quick dry material. What should I do? Ill try and take some pictures If I can but I have a feeling that I just used too much brooks saddle goop and its slowly coming off on my shorts...
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Old 09-29-09, 08:36 PM   #2
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I am now the proud owner of three pairs of shorts with a big black **** stain on the butt in the shape of my black Brooks saddle. I have tried using water to wipe off whatever it is that keeps getting on my cloths but to no availe. I think that it happens the most on long rides when my butt gets sweaty on the saddle or when its raining a bit and the seat gets wet.

Anyone els have this problem? Any idea what I can use to get the stains out? They are all running type shorts with quick dry material. What should I do? Ill try and take some pictures If I can but I have a feeling that I just used too much brooks saddle goop and its slowly coming off on my shorts...
Now you know why bike shorts are black.

Leather isn't normally black, instead it's dyed to give it a black colour, some of the goop used to treat the leather can cause the dye to come out. Not sure of a solution, other then just wear those shorts that are stained for riding....
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you should talk to the store that you got the saddle. They may have seen the same problem.
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It's a common situation with Brooks saddles. Wear black shorts. And a little dab will do you when it comes to proofide.
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Old 09-30-09, 04:41 PM   #5
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I regularly wear tan and gray pants on my Brooks saddles [honey and black] I haven't seen any of the dreaded Brooks butt discoloring on them yet. I use proofide sparingly once a year or so.
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It is a crime in some jurisdictions to wear white after Labor Day.
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after 500 miles, I've yet to have that problem with my black Brooks B-17...I don't use proofide though, I just use neutral shoe polish very, very sparingly, and I buff it like there's no tomorrow...it's starting to look spit-shined lol
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wear black wool bike shorts with chamois lining
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It's a common situation with Brooks saddles. Wear black shorts. And a little dab will do you when it comes to proofide.
^^^ this is the correct answer
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Get a honey Brooks saddle.
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