14 July 2012

Back in the Saddle Again

Pictured above are three different WTB saddles that I have. From left to right is a SST.X, SST.K and a SST.K. The one in the middle is about 13 or 14 years old and the other SST.K is newer. I will be selling the SST.X it just does not match up with the other two. But I came close to putting both SST.K saddles up for sale.

They were old and the black had came off the sides and just did not look good anymore. I just happen to be reading a build project on another site were a guy took an old Selle Italia Flite and made it look new. So I figured I had two saddles that I could see if I could make them look better

I wish I had taken a before shot but you will just have to deal with the poor after shot that I took. Out came my old shoe shine kit. I brushed on some Kiwi Parade Gloss and gave it a few minutes to dry. Once dry I hit it with a horse hair shine brush and the results is what you see in the picture.

The purple color that you see on the middle saddle is from the flash. Raining today so there is not a lot of natural light to take a good picture with. I don't know how well this will hold-up over time but I think it will do well.

If you have one of those old leather mountain bike saddle that they don't make anymore and you want to give it a few more years of life then clean it up and give it a shot. What do you have to loose!

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