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How do I make my leather saddle smoother/slick?(4 posts)

How do I make my leather saddle smoother/slick?Scummer
Mar 31, 2002 4:24 PM
I prefer a saddle that I can slide forward and back on very easily, but the leather on my Turbomatic 3 saddle is "more grainy". Any saddle polish suggestions? Thanks!
Two step processKerry
Mar 31, 2002 5:08 PM
1. Apply Brooks Proofide (sp?) or something like it

2. Ride enough miles to polish the leather smooth with your bootiliscious pedal stroke (this being far more important than the Proofide).
saddlesoap (nm)szybki
Mar 31, 2002 5:39 PM
re: How do I make my leather saddle smoother/slick?Quack
Mar 31, 2002 7:08 PM
Aside from baby powdering your seat or waxing your shorts, put your seat on a mountain bike and go ride mud for about 8 hours w/o fenders. Riding rain on a road bike works too. The dirt you will accumulate on your butt should be abrasive enough to rub out most of the grain on the sit points of your saddle and make sliding easier. After you grind the grain down, clean it up with saddle soap and apply some leather conditioner to make it supple again.

Or, you could always just buy a smooth leather saddle.