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Wearing out a saddle(2 posts)

Wearing out a saddlePaulCL
Jul 25, 2002 9:51 AM
My beloved four year old Selle Italia Turbomatic saddle may be wearing out. The leather has been worn away from the plastic structure of the saddle. The plastic is showing at the base where my thigh rubs the saddle. The area is about 3-4 inches long along one side, <1in on the other. It wasn't torn, but the chafing from my pedal stroke wore away the leather.

Just a question of long until it unravels completely?? Any experience on that. I have no intention of switching saddles until I absolutely have to. I've replaced saddles before, but always due to a wreck that tore it up. Thanks. Paul
re: Wearing out a saddleDINOSAUR
Jul 25, 2002 4:43 PM
Would a saddle cover work? Otherwise start shopping around for a new saddle, the end is in sight (pun intended)..