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Old 01-26-19, 10:25 PM
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Cracked Brooks Saddle Frame

I have had a persistent creak coming from my Brooks Team Pro saddle and upon close inspection noticed
what appears to be a crack in the frame near one of the rails. I am bummed becuase I have only had the saddle
for about 4 years. Can the frame be replaced, and if so is it cost effective given a new saddle is only about $150?

Just realized after noodling through old posts on this site that I have had the saddle for about 5 years, for what thats worth.



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Old 01-26-19, 10:55 PM
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Can you call up Brooks and explain the situation?
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Old 01-26-19, 11:13 PM
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I got an almost new Brooks Pro with a cracked rail at a swap meet for $15. I found a replacement frame new on eBay, bought some rivets (forget where) and managed to transplant the top. Worked out well, thought the rivets are not the easiest things to install.
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If you are the original owner, that may be covered under warranty. I think 5 years is their normal time span. When I bought mine, Brooks was offering a 5 year extension if you registered the saddle with the company.
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Brooks now sells a bunch of saddle parts from their website:
https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/...dle-parts.html
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I can replace the frame for you. I think I have a new frame, and I have rivets I don't like drilling the old ones out, though. Send me a private message if you want ....
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If it wasn't under some sort of warranty I'd just throw a couple tack welds on that. Maybe slipping a piece of sheet metal between the leather and steel for added protection.
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Send RHM a PM. He knows...
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If it wasn't under some sort of warranty I'd just throw a couple tack welds on that. Maybe slipping a piece of sheet metal between the leather and steel for added protection.
This was also a thought that came to mind. I don't know if chrome might pose a challenge, but if you were to use a dremel with a little stone or mini sanding drum to remove the chrome from around the crack, and tack tack tack...done!
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There was someone on BikeForums that was recovering Brooks Saddles. But, I've lost the thread.

I've seen rivets sold on E-Bay, but they appear to be sold EACH????

Tandy Leather seems to have them in 50 packs or so, which should work. Wow, I hadn't seen Tandy for quite some time.

https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...r-rivets-burrs
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Old 01-27-19, 02:45 PM
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There was someone on BikeForums that was recovering Brooks Saddles. But, I've lost the thread.
RHM recovers these and he has already said he has a saddle frame!
The riveting can be awkward to access unless you have the tools and experience. I know as I recover my own saddles.
Go with RHM.
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Brooks has a fairly long warranty . 10 years I thought if you register when you buy, might be worth a try even if it isn’t covered any longer
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Old 01-27-19, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SamSpade1941 View Post
Brooks has a fairly long warranty . 10 years I thought if you register when you buy, might be worth a try even if it isnít covered any longer
Their standard warranty is 2 years. You have to register on their site to get the 10 yr warranty, which I did, but using an email address I no longer have. Plus, I would have to bring the saddle to the dealer I got it from in order to make the claim. I bought it online but havenít a clue from what site. So making a warranty clain seems out of the question. But I sent them a message with pics and my old email address to see if they can recover my records so will see what they say. Once I hear back Iíll decide what to do next ó options include taking RHM up on his offer (thanks RHM).
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