RE: [CR]Pre softning


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Subject: RE: [CR]Pre softning
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 09:34:04 -0700
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From: "Tom Martin" <TMartin@wilsonbike.com>
To: <brandon@ivycycles.com>, <j.mccoin@comcast.net>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Brooks has a selection of 'pre-aged' saddles, that are basically the pre-softened in it's new re-marketed form. Brooks also added a couple more models to the pre-softened/aged lineup: Flyer Dark Tan Flyer S Dark Tan B67 Dark Tan B67 S Dark Tan B17 Std Dark Tan

They cost more, but take the sting out of the first 500 miles.

Tom Martin Oakland CA

-----Original Message----- From: Brandon Ives [mailto:brandon@ivycycles.com] Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 5:19 PM To: j.mccoin@comcast.net Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Pre softning

A couple of wet rides without fenders seems to work a wonder for me. I don't use proofhide until I want the saddle sealed from water since it's basically wax. best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Loves to ride in the rain in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, but never has enough rain


> Without betraying a trust or some proprietary information does anyone
> know the formula for pre softning a leather saddle. I know years ago
> people would rub them with proofhide and beat them with a leather
> mallet. That was before the Brooks Pros came along.
>
> I'm talking about taking the leather off the frame and duplicating the
> Rebour or Brooks method. All off List responses will be kept
> confidential if need be.
>
> Jim, I have no children to hold hostage, McCoin.
> Fremont ca.