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gaffa tape fix

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by alecstilleyedye, 18 Apr 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    the gel insert on my wtb rocket saddle seemed to be coming away from the saddle body, so i've given the underside a clean and stuck it back in place with judicious use of gaffa tape.

    will it be a useful fix, or is it time for a new saddle?
     
  2. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Does the gaffa tape match the colour of the saddle Alec?
     
  3. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    well it's underneath but no, black saddle and clear (whitish) gaffa tape :angry:
     
  4. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Pity. I've ridden around on my old school Kona MTB with a gaffa'd saddle for years. But it was black tape on a black saddle. :angry:

    If it can't be seen then save yourself a wedge and buy more cake I say!
     
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    as long as it's carrot cake lb :angry:
     
  6. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Lincolnshire Plum or Porter Cake for me! :angry:
     
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    not barra bryth then?
     
  8. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Well ordinarily I would partake of a slice or two of B.B. but there's alcohol in the porter! hic!:angry:
     
  9. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    It'll be fine. I got slagged off for repairing a torn saddle with black gaffa tape at Christmas after a few offs on black ice - people told me just to buy a new saddle. But the gaffa bodge-job's lasted perfectly well and I'm happy with it. After all, when I'm sitting on it no-one sees it anyway !
     
  10. Tightwads! Gaffer tape has no place on a cycle! Jeez, have you no shame?
     
  11. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Nahhh - no shame and no money for a new one at the time !

    No probs now I have my SCR2 with a spanky new, intact saddle :wacko: