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    Seat rail popped out of saddle. How to fix?

    Anyone know how to fix this? My one rail popped out of the saddle on my selle italia slr seat. I've tried to fix this by bending, flexing, pulling, pushing and can't seem to get it back in. The saddle is not cracked or broke anywhere.

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    The answer is the same way it came out.............How did it pop out? u need to replicate this scenario in reverse to re insert it. I would be throwing it in the bin though.

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    I just warrantied a wtb saddle because the nose popped out in a crash. Call em...

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    Other than "bending, flexing, pulling, pushing" I don't see any other way to get it back. If that doesn't work, time for a new saddle.

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    How to repair broken saddle......


    Step 1. Remove saddle.
    Step 2. Buy new saddle.
    Step 3. Install new saddle.
    Step 4. Adjust saddle so butt feels good.

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    Even if you get it back in, I don't think it will ever be right again.
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    Boil it

    After boiling the saddle for about five minutes was able to soften the plastic lip on my seat enough to bend it up, slide the rail nose in, and then bend it back down. Held it with the channel locks until it cooled, and it appears to be good as new:



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    Quote Originally Posted by raycje5 View Post
    I just warrantied a wtb saddle because the nose popped out in a crash. Call em...
    I did this to a WTB saddle and called them. They said it could not be repaired.. There was no obvious damage that I could find and I tried to pop it back in. No dice. THe saddle was hosed.

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    Throw it away and replace with a new one.

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    I managed to bend and twist and take a hammer to my bent/popped out seat rails. They bent even worse within 3 rides. If you can make it work, more power to ya, but I would start thinking about a new saddle.

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    Mine popped out while trying to free a seized post, a friend got it back it by putting one side of the rails in a vice and making a long bar with a top like 2 T's and used the leverage to bend the rails enough to get it back in, it was a WTB with Ti rails. And strangely enough it doesn't creak any more..

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