Brooks saddle got wet and stretched...

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by canonjoj, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. canonjoj

    canonjoj New Member

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    I recently bought a Brooks B17 Narrow from the UK (live in Germany) and was very happy with it - breaking in nicely. After about 2 weeks riding I forgot to put a cover over it and it got drenched in a storm. I let it dry for 24 hrs and it seemed ok, then rode it to work and back (10km). By the time I got home the two sit-points had stretched and I was sitting against the rear frame :mad: Let's just say it became very uncomfortable!
    Is there any way to get it back into shape? I was thinking of getting it wet again, at least in the areas where it stretched most and then using a hair dryer on gentle/warm flow to get it to shrink a bit? Probably not a good idea?
    Any help very much appreciated.
    Jonathan
     
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  2. John M

    John M New Member

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    Contact Wallingford Bicycle Parts. www.wallbike.com or 1-888-731-3537

    They are experts on Brooks saddles. They are in the US (Louisiana) but may be able to help you by email.
     
  3. athoma00

    athoma00 New Member

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    This happened to me not long after I got mine. I merely tightened it up somewhat and kept it religously covered thereafter. That was 18000k's ago and it seems OK so far. A slight tighten every 3 or 4 months if needed. I use shoe polish on it monthly
     
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