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Old 10-22-15, 11:01 PM
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If it were me and I was planning to wear light colored clothes, after dying I would do my first ride wearing black I didn't care for but first I would wrap white T-shirt material around the seat and tie it securely to the seatpost. Then I would go for a ride. If the T-shirt didn't stay white, I would repeat it with another and keep doing this until the T-shirt stayed white. (Maybe doing a lot of polishing in between rides.)

Edit: I like the idea of contacting Brooks. From what I have read, I'm guessing they will be very helpful. I'd ask them about the tanning process and preferred solvent and any other tips they have. Then armed with that info, I'd ask a local cobbler what he thought.


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