Re: [CR]Dyeing a Brooks saddle & B5N question


Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 14:49:23 -0500
From: bill@billbostoncycles.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Dyeing a Brooks saddle & B5N question
To: Paul Williams <castell5@sympatico.ca>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <015c01c2e021$2a0e0660$4df1fea9@queensu.ca>


Peter,

I have dies a lot of Brooks Pro saddles. Works well unless the saddle has been oiled. There are some instructions at http://www.billbostoncycles.com/brooks_pro.htm on breaking in leather saddles that includes refinishing them. You probably have some time on your hands until the snow is gone.

Bill Boston
Wilmington, DE


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Williams"
To: "Classic Rendezvous"
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 1:34 PM
Subject: [CR]Dyeing a Brooks saddle & B5N question


Probably a sacrilegious question - but here goes: Has anyone tried to dye a Brooks saddle? I have picked up a Brooks B5N (really cheaply) which is a muddy sort of brown as if someone may have tried to make it black in the past. I would like to have this as a black saddle. Any suggestions on dyeing methods?

Also can anyone give me a date for a B5N?

Thanks,

Paul Williams, Ottawa "where the snow is actually melting today" ON, Canada