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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:59 am 
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I stripped an SLR T1 that was really tatty today. Really nice. Just need to smooth off all the edges to make it rideable

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:41 am 
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MattBeOne wrote:
Recently stripped and selle italia SLR XP.

Just wanted to find out the weight of the foam and the deck. and see if it is still rideable. (no experiences yet, need to ride it first :thumbup: )

Pictures:

Thought it might be interesting to show you guys, although it aint that special.

Maybe planning on painting it with some nice graphics in my team colours (Orange/black/white) to match the new bike


So how's it holding up? Is it still comfortable?

Just got one of these off eBay for cheap, and am contemplating whether or not to take the cover/padding off.


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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:18 am 
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ive done two and had them like that for a couple of years and they are just as comfy :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Finally did mine today... leather was peeling off nose anyway. I've not sanded it yet, but it still looks way better than with the peeling leather.
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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:53 pm 
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This is intriguing in that I have a saddle in disrepair. Questions:

-Where did you get the leather?
-How did you affix the leather to the saddle shell (plastic) so that it would stick?

Thanks and nice work! :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:15 am 
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Mine? No leather: I just stripped it down to the carbon shell. Honestly it's just as comfortable as before.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:06 pm 
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McJohnson wrote:
I would like to see a stripped Prologo Scratch - Anobody got on? :)

Me too. I have a Scratch nack that used to be white. Anyone stripped a Scratch? Is it easy to get it rideable? I didn't find any examples on this forum using the search.


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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Saddles
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:23 pm 
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I recently did the same thing and posted up a thread outlining the whole procedure. I went one step further and swapped the rails as well.

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Still debating on whether or not I am going to cut the flow channel in it or not which of course would reduce the weight further. So far my longest ride on it has been 35 miles and I wasn't that sore at all so I'm pretty happy.

I noticed that the weights seem to be different between the saddles posted. I started with an SLR XP w/ vanox rails. I would think that the seat shells were all the same with the difference being in the rails but perhaps I am wrong. None the less, for what I paid into this I really can't complain. (I already had the full carbon seat sitting in a parts bin for over 2 yrs so I consider that a freebie really)

On a side note, I spent some quality time sanding the entire saddle once the leather/padding was stripped. I started with 600 grit and worked my way up to 1500 or 2000. My edges are much smoother now that this has been done and I have not had any problems with it snagging on my shorts.

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