[Classicrendezvous] Reshaping a Leather Saddle


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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 19:08:10 -0500
From: Steve Freides <sjf11@idt.net>
Organization: Friday's Computer, Inc.
To: Classic Lightweights <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Reshaping a Leather Saddle

I just took delivery of a used Ideale Model 6 I bought on ebay, and the shape is a bit funny - at the narrow part of the saddle, near the nose, the leather flares out more than it should. It looks like applying some gentle pressure and leaving it on there might reshape it.

In other words, when you look at the saddle from the top, it's looks almost triangular instead of being narrow from the top down and then widening rather quickly towards the bottom.

Suggestions on exactly how to do this, please? Do I need to apply goop of some sort first, and how should I restrain the leather?

Many thanks in advance.

-S-