Tech Q&A

Saddle recover

Hendrik vd Walt's Photo Hendrik vd Walt 14 Jan 2014

I have Gobi carbon sadle and the leather on sides is finished - anybody in PTA or JHB area that could recover/fix?

FrancoisC's Photo FrancoisC 14 Jan 2014

Do it yourself.
Check this out:
http://www.instructa...ather/?ALLSTEPS
and this
http://www.instructa...-seat/?ALLSTEPS
and this
http://www.instructa...ather/?ALLSTEPS

Or get hold of THIS GUY!!!!! http://www.lehsplymf...custom-leather/
Some examples:

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Cippo's Photo Cippo 14 Jan 2014

In Cape Town,but their work speaks for itself.
http://velobrien.com/

DJR's Photo DJR 14 Jan 2014

In Cape Town,but their work speaks for itself.
http://velobrien.com/

Thanks for the link, great stuff on our doorstep.

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 29 Jan 2014

In Cape Town,but their work speaks for itself.
http://velobrien.com/


I thank you kind sir

DJR's Photo DJR 29 Jan 2014

I love the holey ;) patterns on the above saddles but I prefer not to have any stitching on the saddle, especially near the high wear areas. I find that it either chafes or in the longer term the stitching wears through and come apart. Anyone care to share their experience with stitching?

Tumbleweed's Photo Tumbleweed 29 Jan 2014

There was a hubber who posted a thread about a DIY recover.

Edit to add link: https://www.bikehub....page__hl__cover
Edited by Tumbleweed, 29 January 2014 - 11:40 .

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 10 Feb 2014

I love the holey ;) patterns on the above saddles but I prefer not to have any stitching on the saddle, especially near the high wear areas. I find that it either chafes or in the longer term the stitching wears through and come apart. Anyone care to share their experience with stitching?


I had stitches when I was a kid. Was advertised as dissolvable, but that turned out to be a great big lie! Not a fan since then...

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 10 Feb 2014

Met up with Garreth and Gavin from www.velobrien.com on Friday. Always nice to meet up with people who are just as passionate about what they do. If al goes well I'll have my first recovered saddle back soon enough and will update on the experience.

CAAD4's Photo CAAD4 10 Feb 2014

I had stitches when I was a kid. Was advertised as dissolvable, but that turned out to be a great big lie! Not a fan since then...


Welcome to The Hub...

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 24 May 2014

My old Selle Italia after the brothers from velobrien worked their magic on it.

http://velobrien.com/

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Edited by Iwan Kemp, 24 May 2014 - 02:08 .

DJR's Photo DJR 24 May 2014

My old Selle Italia after the brothers from velobrien worked their magic on it.


Very very cool. Love the crow patterns :clap:

cadenceblur's Photo cadenceblur 24 May 2014

Those guys' handiwork is awesome. What's the ballpark cost for a recover?

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 25 May 2014

Those guys' handiwork is awesome. What's the ballpark cost for a recover?


As received from them:
"We start at R500 for a simple recover. R750-R800 for your level of detail."

To get in touch with them:
velobrien at gmail.com
Gareth O’Brien O82 499 5083
Gavin O’Brien O83 533 1535

cadenceblur's Photo cadenceblur 25 May 2014

Thanks, I also assume this is for genuine leather.

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 25 May 2014

Thanks, I also assume this is for genuine leather.


Correct. Genuine leather in a range of colors