Speedneedle leather is falling off (glue?)

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the_marsbar
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The front piece of leather on my Speedneedle is beginning to fall off at the edges. Does anyone have suggestions for glue to use? If I don't fix it now it's going to become much worse soon I think. I searched for other threads, but I only found ones with broken rivets.

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by clarkson

I've used traditional contact cement with good success bonding leather in the past. Not a speedneedle specifically, but leather + surface. Apply to both surfaces, let dry, stick, press, wait, success.

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by legsrburnin

Many guys ride the SN with the leather and padding removed. It seems to be still quite comfortable.

If all else fails it may not be a bad option.
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Thanks! I want to try to fix it, I'm not sure my shorts will like it if there's rivets under the leather.

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My friend has removed the padding and I'm pretty sure there are no rivets.
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by rasputin

Old ones had rivets, eventually they fail.
The last several years (at least 4-5), the rails are bonded to the shell, seems to last well :-)

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When I look underneath the saddle, there are four rivets at the back.

I thought there was one in the front as well, my mistake.

I'm pretty sure it's the "new" version I have (yellow/black rails)?

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