[CR]Saddle disassembly & riveting

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 14:39:46 +0200
From: "Amir Avitzur" <avitzur@013.net>
To: Classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Saddle disassembly & riveting

A while back, after over-oiling an old saddle, I asked a question about saddle rejuvenation. That saddle was a Wrights Swallow. After cleaning and oiling it, I put it on a bike and rode on it. A few weeks later the leather tore around the rivets that held the metal support in the middle of the saddle.

Earlier today I took that saddle to a good shoe and leather repairman. He said the leather was still good and could be fixed, but would have to be disassembled from the saddle frame. He's willing to fix the leather, but will not disassemble and reassemble the saddle. I would have to do that.

So my questions are:

Can anyone explain how to remove the leather from a saddle frame and put it back?

What tools are needed?

Who sells rivets?

Amir Avitzur
Ramat-Gan, Israel