Re: [Classicrendezvous] Reshaping a Leather Saddle

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 21:54:16 -0800
To: Steve Freides <>, Classic Lightweights <>
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Reshaping a Leather Saddle
In-Reply-To: <>

I have seen the use of a leather shoe lace with two holes punched in each flap to control this problem.


At 07:08 PM 11/20/00 -0500, Steve Freides wrote:
>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.