Re: [CR] Brooks B18 plastic saddle

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:25:59 -0700
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks B18 plastic saddle


In a recent experience i modified some leather belts by adding some extra loop holes. I found my bicycle dremel to be the perfect device for drilling holes in leather (and probably plastic B-18 saddles as well.) At 20,000 RPM, the holes are perfectly formed with no shredding around the edges. Careful hole positioning is important for a 'factory look'. There are dremel bits that look like helical gears and these where what i used to get a uniform hole.

http://www.engineersedge.com/gears/gear_types.htm

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA