Re: [CR]cleaning leather saddles


Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi

Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 23:49:53 -0700
From: "John Wood" <braxton72@gmail.com>
To: "Philip Martin" <psphil@mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]cleaning leather saddles
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As an ex-baseball player myself, I'd be careful about using anything designed for use baseball gloves on a good leather saddle. Generally treatments for gloves (like neatsfoot oil) soften leather. While this is desirable for baseball gloves - speeds break-in - it is undesirable for bike saddles, as it will cause them to lose their shape prematurely and sag. The Brooks Proofhide protects the leather without softening. I am unfamiliar with the treatment mentioned, but I would recommend caution.

John Wood Red Lodge, MT

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:09 PM, Philip Martin <psphil@mindspring.com> wrote:
> I don't know much about saddles, but I do know a bit about good quality
> baseball gloves. I might be inclined to use a good quality baseball glove
> conditioner on my leadther saddle (once I actually get one). The Akadema
> conditioner on attach page is particularly good in my experience as both a
> conditioner and cleaner on my ball gloves. I am not a leather expert but I
> think what any leather needs is something that cleans and conditions
> without
> saturating or leaving build up in the leather. I'd be curious to compar
> contents of glove conditioner with what is in Brooks conditioner.
>
> http://www.akademapro.com/glovecare.html
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Wood" <braxton72@gmail.com>
> To: "Tom Harriman" <transition202@hotmail.com>
> Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 11:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]cleaning leather saddles
>
>
> > On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Tom Harriman <transition202@hotmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> A good souses of information about this would be a local horse and
> saddle
> >> s
> >> hop. A good horse saddle can start at 5,000 dollars, and go up from
> >> there.
> >> Horse people take really good care of there saddles. This kind of
> infor
> >> is a little hard top come by in San Francisco, but I'll see what I can
> >> do.
> >
> >
> > Well, it ought to be easy to come by in Red Lodge, MT - I'll ask the
> > horse
> > people I know.
> >
> > John Wood
> > Red Lodge, MT - where horses most likely outnumber people.
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> Tom Harriman
> >> San Francisco, Ca.
> >>
> >> > To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> >> > Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:04:24 -0500
> >> > From: cwstudio@aol.com
> >> > Subject: [CR]cleaning leather saddles
> >> >
> >> > Hello all,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > I have recently acquired a very nice Fuji leather saddle, which is in
> >> nee
> >> d o
> >> > f cleaning and conditioning, and am wondering about the best way to
> >> proce
> >> ed.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > My first inclination is to get a quality saddle soap for the cleaning
> >> por
> >> tio
> >> > n of the process, and then use Brooks Proofide to condition it.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > If anyone has experience in this particular matter, I would really
> like
> >> t
> >> o l
> >> > earn more about it. Then I plan on riding the saddle!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> >
> >> > Chris Wimpey
> >> >
> >> > San Diego, CA