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Water-stained honey Brooks!(7 posts)

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. NmSpirito
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.