Re: [CR]Proofhide question


Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: <youngc@NetReach.Net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Proofhide question
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 08:42:51 US/Eastern

I wrote:
> Charles T. Young wrote:
> >I've heard some espouse both sides for saddles ridden in wet weather and
> >without fenders, else top side only.

Sheldon responded:
>
> If you habitually ride in wet weather without fenders, you might as
> well just douse your leather saddle in gasoline and set it on fire,
> get it over with quickly!
>
> Leather dressing permeates by osmosis. It gets in quicker from the
> bottom which is more porous, so with a new saddle, doing both sides
> is good. Once the initial break-in is over, "maintenance" treatment
> can be done just to the top. At least that works for me...
>
> Sheldon "Fenders" Brown
> Newtonville, Massachusetts

To which I respond:

The gasoline and ignition source treatment should only be applied to AGDA saddles.

Charlie Young
Honeybrook,
PA