|Water-stained honey Brooks!||scottfree|
Jun 20, 2002 6:59 AM
|Got caught in a surprise hellish rain Sunday. Worried about the Brooks, so I kept my butt firmly planted on the saddle, figuring that would protect it. But it was raining buckets, and a puddle of water seeped into down my butt and into the 'dip' of the saddle, soaking the honey leather good and dark. I let it air dry, but as I feared a dark watermark was left behind. It's been four days, so I know it's dry.
I rubbed a little Proofide on it, but no improvment. Any suggestions of how to clean this thing up, or should I just accept it as part of my Brooks' 'character?'
|Well, it IS a place to put your butt...||cory|
Jun 20, 2002 7:23 AM
|I have two honey Brookses, and I sympathize--they look SO nice. On the other hand, it IS a place to put your @ss, and how nice does it have to be? I'd be inclined to accept it as part of the character-building process.
FWIW, I've had mine for years and had several minor staining incidents, and they eventually fade, or rather the rest of the saddle darkens to match them. I even spilled a big dollop of chain lube on it one time, and you can't see that anymore.
|Well, it IS a place to put your butt...||scottfree|
Jun 20, 2002 7:57 AM
|Yeah, it's weird; everything else (bikes, cars, clothes, furniture, whatever) I just accept scratches, stains, whatever, as part of life. Never even notice. But those honey Brooks are so ... PRETTY ... that I just hate to mar them.|
|Do they stain your clothes?||Ginz|
Jun 20, 2002 9:32 AM
|Is a brooks saddle appropriate if I plan to wear street clothes? I've read that the proofide and/or the dye in the leather will seep and stain your nice clothes...hence bicycle shorts are black.|
|Do they stain your clothes?||scottfree|
Jun 20, 2002 11:12 AM
|Nah. Maybe when the saddle is brand new or freshly Proofided, but not as a rule.|
|maybe somebody shoulda gave M.Lewinsky some proofhide. Nm||Spirito|
Jun 20, 2002 8:45 PM
|Poophide works pretty good.||SelfPropelled|
Jun 22, 2002 6:39 PM
|Samething happens to my appolstry, spilled drinks, stained bike seats,food/drink on shoes, just apply a little Poophide - your stain problems are solved.|| |