RE: [CR]cleaning leather saddles

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 11:35:21 -0800 (PST)
From: "bruce thomson" <masi3v4me@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]cleaning leather saddles
To: Tom Harriman <transition202@hotmail.com>, cwstudio@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <BAY140-W27D7BAE483C3CBDBC8AF2DF01E0@phx.gbl>


I have done several saddles and my method is quite unorthodox. I take a good heavy set of neoprene gloves and after donning them I will soak a rag in lacquer thinner. I then vigorously rub the saddle which removes most dirt, grease, oil and other pollutants plus most of the leather dye. Yep, the dynamo method of cleaning. With the same set of gloves donned I then apply the appropriate leather dye. Let the first application dry for a few minutes before buffing with a clean white cotton rag. Repeat the application of leather dye and then buff again. I then apply my favorite conditioner (not ever Lexol or Neatsfoot Oil) but Skidmore's leather conditioner. I have purchased what appears to most, beat to crap Brooks Pro saddles and made them look NEW!!

Tom Harriman <transition202@hotmail.com> wrote: 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. This kind of infor is a little hard top come by in San Francisco, but I'll see what I can do.

Tom Harriman San Francisco, Ca.
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:04:24 -0500
> From: cwstudio@aol.com
> Subject: [CR]cleaning leather saddles
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> Hello all,
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> I have recently acquired a very nice Fuji leather saddle, which is in nee d o
> f cleaning and conditioning, and am wondering about the best way to proce ed.
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> My first inclination is to get a quality saddle soap for the cleaning por tio
> n of the process, and then use Brooks Proofide to condition it.
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> If anyone has experience in this particular matter, I would really like t o l
> earn more about it. Then I plan on riding the saddle!
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> Thanks,
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> Chris Wimpey
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> San Diego, CA
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Bruce Thomson Spokane WA 99204 (509) 747 4314 Masi3v4me@yahoo.com rapidfire10ring@hotmail.com

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