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For the Love of Leather Saddles --A Revival Challenge

Old 07-17-15, 11:01 AM
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For the Love of Leather Saddles --A Revival Challenge

I picked up 5 leather saddles today for $30. They are of different brands and are in various conditions. I have read quite a few threads on restoring leather saddles, so I figured that I would give it a go. Here is a chronicle of this process.

Here they are in their original glory.

Saddle #1 Peugeot Sport



Saddle #2 Club No.29



Saddle #3 Adga 28A



Saddle #4 Unknown



Saddle #5 Sport?

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Old 07-17-15, 11:25 AM
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The Club looks like it could be used.
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Old 07-17-15, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
The Club looks like it could be used.
I agree. Don't plan to do too much with saddles #1 and #2 . I am probably just going to condition the leather a little bit and ride them.
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Paging @rhm.
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Originally Posted by special_k View Post
I agree. Don't plan to do too much with saddles #1 and #2 . I am probably just going to condition the leather a little bit and ride them.
...you can improve the usefulness of that Club considerably by using a flat wound shoe lace to stitch through the holes on the lower edge and bring the skirts back closer together. After the leather waxing is done, of course.
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Well... good luck! At least you didn't overpay... by... to... much.

The Peugeot one looks interesting, possibly the oldest of these. Adga, Club, and probably #4 are bottom barrel French saddles, terribly cheap, but if you can get some use out of them then no complaints.
#5 , Sport? Does the stamp include a stylised greeting of a guy on a racing bike? If so, that's a Czechoslovak product, OEM on Favorit bikes in the 60's-70's. If that's what you have, I'd consider supplying the missing nose hardware from one of the junk French ones.

Good luck, again....
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Well... good luck! At least you didn't overpay... by... to... much.

The Peugeot one looks interesting, possibly the oldest of these. Adga, Club, and probably #4 are bottom barrel French saddles, terribly cheap, but if you can get some use out of them then no complaints.
#5 , Sport? Does the stamp include a stylised greeting of a guy on a racing bike? If so, that's a Czechoslovak product, OEM on Favorit bikes in the 60's-70's. If that's what you have, I'd consider supplying the missing nose hardware from one of the junk French ones.

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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
The Club looks like it could be used.

They all look.....used
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
The Club looks like it could be used.
LMAO!!!
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I hope those are the result of being left out in the rain and not from butt sweat. Either way, be sure to wash your hands.
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