RE: [CR]Reshaping Brooks saddle

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From: "chris ioakimedes" <>
To: "'Steve Maas'" <>, "'Julian Shapiro'" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Reshaping Brooks saddle
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:36:39 -0800
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Instead of wetting it with water, I use Tannery Leather Spray made by CRC Industries. They stock it at my local Longs Drugs. Then I clamp the saddle by wrapping string around it, and leave it in the sun to dry. Chris Ioakimedes

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Steve Maas Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 7:47 AM To: Julian Shapiro Cc: Subject: Re: [CR]Reshaping Brooks saddle

If the leather hasn't been heavily oiled, just wet the wings a little and clamp it into position while it dries. If it has been oiled, you'll have to wet it considerably more.

Steve Maas Long Beach, CA

Julian Shapiro wrote:
> I have an old brown Brooks B72 that I use on my coaster-brake 'round town bike. The problem is that it's gotten quite flat (and thusly uncomfortable) in its old age.. I've tensioned it up a bit. But the leather seems to be stretching out around the rivets in fron so I don't want to pull it any more. Anybody have a method for getting the "wings" to assume a more vertical position?
> Julian Shapiro
> Sag Harbor (still bitter cold) New York
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