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  1. #1
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    (Saddle) Protection

    Well, I've been getting tired of doing the plastic-bag commuting with my Brooks... so I've finally buckled down and put together a real saddle cover to use in inclement weather. I have some nice Carradice Panniers, and would have bought one of the Carradice covers if I could find one... but, alas. So I came up with the next best thing.

    1) Draw a pattern based on your saddle; add 1.5 inches all around.
    2) Cut out some Cotton Duck, fold over the edge, and sew in some nice cotton line.
    (Saddle) Protection-imag0322.jpg

    3) Test fit on saddle
    (Saddle) Protection-imag0323.jpg

    4) (Forthcoming): Melt some Beeswax, brush into cloth. Then melt in with heatgun. If feeling adventurous, throw it in an old pillowcase and toss in the dryer for 15 minutes.

    Presto! A perfect Waxed Cotton waterproof saddle cover. I have more than enough left over to make a nice set of Pogies for when the snow falls. I think I'll get some nice felt to line them with.

  2. #2
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    I would never buy a seat that required maintenance, but nice work! Also, this:

    Quote Originally Posted by evandy View Post
    ...make a nice set of Pogies ...
    caught my eye. May have to explore that possibility. Please post up if you go that route!
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Please post up if you go that route!
    I started a thread over in the Apparel forum for my Jogies (Jones-bar Pogies). Here you go

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