RE: [CR]cleaning leather saddles

(Example: Racing)

Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 15:17:48 -0500
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: RE: [CR]cleaning leather saddles
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At 12:51 AM 23/02/2008 +0000, Tom Harriman wrote:
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>A good souses of information about this would be a local horse and saddle s
>hop. A good horse saddle can start at 5,000 dollars, and go up from there.
> Horse people take really good care of there saddles.

While stuff for horse saddles may clean, preserve and make the leather look nice, it still doesn't mean it's ideal for bike saddles. A bike saddle top is a structural part of the saddle in tension. You don't want it to stretch more than it was designed to.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada