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Old 02-24-20, 09:36 AM
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Professional saddle restoration

Is there a shop that re-covers saddles? I know a few people here have done it themselves, but I have no interest in trying it.

I searched here, and on Google, and couldn't find anything.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Is there a shop that re-covers saddles? I know a few people here have done it themselves, but I have no interest in trying it.

I searched here, and on Google, and couldn't find anything.
Depends on the saddle? rhm recovers/reupholsters stretched leather saddles (think brooks). If you're looking to reupholster the more common type of saddle, try to find a upholsterer, or an auto interior restorer. Depending on how old the saddle is, the padding underneath might preclude you from engaging in that.
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I came across one a few months ago when I was researching leather bar tape. I seem to recall that you could send your seat in and they would reupholster it and provide matching leather bar tape. They had a few SMPs done up and looked really good (quality wise).

Pretty sure it was lehcyclinggoods.com
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Depends on the saddle? rhm recovers/reupholsters stretched leather saddles (think brooks). If you're looking to reupholster the more common type of saddle, try to find a upholsterer, or an auto interior restorer. Depending on how old the saddle is, the padding underneath might preclude you from engaging in that.
the saddle I want re-covered is a Flite TT. I was thinking of an upholsterer as well. There's one next to the framebuilder's shop.

https://www.amazon.com/Selle-Italia-.../dp/B0002CK6H8
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
I came across one a few months ago when I was researching leather bar tape. I seem to recall that you could send your seat in and they would reupholster it and provide matching leather bar tape. They had a few SMPs done up and looked really good (quality wise).

Pretty sure it was lehcyclinggoods.com
That's the shop I remember.

I couldn't find it on the Google.
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Went to Leh cycling goods website: 'No custom projects for 2020 are currently being accepted...'
Looking at that saddle, I can see why you'd undertake a professional rewrap for it. It's not a common saddle profile, and if you're a saddle princess (not an insult) it'd suck to try and find a comfortable replacement.
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I'm betting that an upholstery shop could do it. I've taken motorcycle seats to a local shop with excellent results.
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Check your local cobbler. They are adept at replacing/repairing leather or otherwise on bike saddles.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Check your local cobbler. They are adept at replacing/repairing leather or otherwise on bike saddles.
That is actually a good idea.
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Aside from the actual exterior uphostelry, is there also some (albeit very little) padding that would need to get replaced? How likely that they'd have a padding material to suit/match?
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