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Old 04-29-17, 02:05 PM
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Waterproof saddle cover for Brooks B67

What do you guys use? Plastic grocery bag? Something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/Brooks-Saddle...s+saddle+cover

I'm looking for something that can be quickly slung over the saddle when I jump off the bike and park it. It not only helps with rain but with camouflaging my Brooks. Thoughts?
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Old 04-29-17, 03:16 PM
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Well speaking as a person that had their bike seat stolen after owning his bike for four days and then needed to walk from downtown Ottawa to Gatineau (over 15km) at night... Lock up your seat with a small chain lock to prevent the opportunist thieves. I am not sure how well that cover on amazon will fit a brooks saddle but I know brooks does make a fitted cover for each one of their saddles though.
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Old 04-29-17, 04:10 PM
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I don't have a brooks saddle, but I do carry a heavyish plastic shopping bag to cover my seat if it is to be left in the rain.
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Better than locking the saddle with an easily cut cable, invest in a few ball bearings and super glue. Put a ball bearing in the hex nut that will just fit and put super glue in. Do the same with the saddle rail clamps. Only way to steal the saddle is the take a hacksaw to the seat post. Make sure your saddle is dialed in for height, fore after and tilt, of course. A few drops of acetone are required if you need to adjust anything.
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Shower cap.
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I just use a shower cap I got from a hotel room, and keep it in my little saddle bag.
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Old 04-30-17, 12:25 AM
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I have something similar to this:

Saddle Cover Waterproof

I put it on in October last fall... it hasn't come off yet. (Maybe not until July this year.)
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Old 04-30-17, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by revcp View Post
Better than locking the saddle with an easily cut cable, invest in a few ball bearings and super glue. Put a ball bearing in the hex nut that will just fit and put super glue in. Do the same with the saddle rail clamps. Only way to steal the saddle is the take a hacksaw to the seat post. Make sure your saddle is dialed in for height, fore after and tilt, of course. A few drops of acetone are required if you need to adjust anything.
That's a good idea. I bring my bike to my office so there is about zero chance my saddle will get stolen but I sometime stop at stores so better be safe than sorry.

Btw, small world. I also commute between Gatineau and Ottawa.
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Only slightly related, but I rode this winter with the waterproof Brooks C17 "carved" version and made no attempt to cover the saddle in inclement weather - it has held up just fine. The "carved" perineal slot is handy to run through a cable that is secured with my U lock (along with my cycle) to a post.
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I use a helmet cover when I ride in the rain. When I reach my destination, I take it off and put it on the seat while the bike is parked.

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Old 04-30-17, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
I don't have a brooks saddle, but I do carry a heavyish plastic shopping bag to cover my seat if it is to be left in the rain.
I have used nothing but Brooks leather saddles (B66, B72, and B73) for 45 years and I always use a plain plastic shopping bag to cover the saddle when it is left outside in the rain. Also useful in any weather for camouflage/theft protection when bike is left outside in theft prone areas.
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Originally Posted by kalash74 View Post
I'm looking for something that can be quickly slung over the saddle when I jump off the bike and park it. It not only helps with rain but with camouflaging my Brooks. Thoughts?
I did exactly that with my B17 during university, in conjunction with a seat leash cable that connected to my U-lock at the other end. It worked well.
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Old 05-01-17, 10:07 AM
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I don't use anything on my B67. I figure it is a consumable and I will buy a new one when this one dies. I use Brooks Proof Hide to keep it somewhat protected.

I didn't buy a Brooks cover, because someone will just steal the cover. I do have a Pitlock seat post binder bolt plus a cut off chain wrapped in a old inner tube to keep thieves at bay. Brooks saddles get stolen quite often here in Toronto.
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Old 05-01-17, 11:44 AM
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this is the one I use. it fits snugly on my B17

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Serfas Waterproof Seat Cover
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-02-17, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
this is the one I use. it fits snugly on my B17

Serfas Waterproof Seat Cover
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This is nicer than a grocery bag, because it makes your saddle look cheap. The grocery bag shows that you have something to protect, so I don't know if it really deters theft.
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My experiences with both a proper Brooks brand cover and a White Lightning 'Saddle Johnny' was less than stellar.

The both leaked through the stitched seam, if I remember correctly. I still have the water stains on that saddle.

I converted to a shower cap and never looked back. I got a 3 pack at Walgreens with patterns that, coincidentally, matched my family's three bikes perfectly - robin's egg blue, cream, and a brownish polka dot.
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I keep a plastic bag stuffed under the saddle, it won't fall off. I have an O-lock/insert cable combination, and the cable goes around the frame of the saddle. So it's even locked to the bike when I don't use the cable to lock the bike to a tree or street furniture, and when I lock the bike to something stays around the frame saddle. Works for me.
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