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Old 01-30-21, 03:07 PM
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Ripped Selle Anatomica




Discovered this when I removed it to replace the seatpost. Shocking ;it's 7 months old, about 3000 miles, I've kept the tension per recommendations, it's an H2 and I'm well under the weight. Treated with their sauce on the underside, little expose to moisture. I was just starting to feel like I was getting it dialed in. We'll see how their warranty policy works out.
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FWIW, many years ago I had a different model. A rail cracked, probably when I hit a hard, invisible bump in the road. Selle warrantied it with no questions.

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Old 01-31-21, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post



Discovered this when I removed it to replace the seatpost. Shocking ;it's 7 months old, about 3000 miles, I've kept the tension per recommendations, it's an H2 and I'm well under the weight. Treated with their sauce on the underside, little expose to moisture. I was just starting to feel like I was getting it dialed in. We'll see how their warranty policy works out.
How much did you Saddle Sauce it? I keep thinking these saddles should have some oil - a light coat of Proofide or Obenauf’s, perhaps.

It looks like you have the carbon rails👍🏻.
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Selle Anatomica makes it very clear that you should NOT use Proofide on their saddles.
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Old 01-31-21, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
How much did you Saddle Sauce it? I keep thinking these saddles should have some oil - a light coat of Proofide or Obenauf’s, perhaps.

It looks like you have the carbon rails👍🏻.
One application, right after purchase. No other product used, per their guidance. It's pretty low humidity here in the PNW, strangely enough. Not west Texas low, but not Indiana humid either. I don't know if that had an effect, or just defective materials.

The rails are chromolly steel, the only option on the H1 big boy model. I guess pictures can lie.

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""It's pretty low humidity here in the PNW, strangely enough.""
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider View Post
Selle Anatomica makes it very clear that you should NOT use Proofide on their saddles.
Yes, but applying Proofide would not cause it to crack, it would actually do the opposite. It would be more apt to stretch when over-treated with something lie Proofide. That is what Selle Anatomica is concerned about, since their saddles tend to stretch more than say a Brooks. The leather cracked, that is from a leather being too dry.
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I would definitely contact them and send them some pictures. I have this saddle on my trainer bike. It is not exposed to the elements, but it does get a lot of use. I have not treated it at all with anything. I'll have to keep a closer eye on it.
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Following up, they did warrant the saddle. I'm awaiting the repaired saddle now.
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Following up, they did warrant the saddle. I'm awaiting the repaired saddle now.
are you waiting on the edge of your seat?
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are you waiting on the edge of your seat?

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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
are you waiting on the edge of your seat?
Well I would be but I don't have a seat!

Other than that, I got nothing.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Following up, they did warrant the saddle. I'm awaiting the repaired saddle now.
That's great news! I expect you'll end up with a new piece of leather riveted onto your old frame.
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Well I would be but I don't have a seat!

Other than that, I got nothing.
so then, you can say you're chapless?
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
Yes, but applying Proofide would not cause it to crack, it would actually do the opposite. It would be more apt to stretch when over-treated with something lie Proofide. That is what Selle Anatomica is concerned about, since their saddles tend to stretch more than say a Brooks. The leather cracked, that is from a leather being too dry.
yes, exactly!
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