Lycette saddle repair

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by iluvmybike, 26 Jan 2018.

  1. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know anywhere that can re-stitch a Lycette saddle - the stitching has come apart on the seam and the nose. It's otherwise in good nick so be nice to restore it:
    lycette saddle.jpg
  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Nope. I'd be phoning around any local places that can repair horse saddles to see if they fancied a fiddly job, else trying to do it myself (gulp) or more likely sell it as a restoration job.
  3. OP

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    The whole bike is a bit of a 'project' - its a really old Humber with a lovely twin fork and the quadrant shaped SA lever on the top tube - it belonged to an elderly gentleman who had to give up riding at the age of 87 having had the bike from his teens.
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  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    could try asking your local cobbler.
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  5. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Surrey Hills
    My great-grandfather and my grandfather definitely would have done repairs like this, so definitely try (traditional) cobblers.
    If no joy, you can try a diy re-cover of your saddle.
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  6. An upholsterer or saddle maker could fix it.
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  7. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Where are you?
  8. OP

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    Chorley, Lancashire
  9. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    But to far for my idea then, try a local upholsterer, it will be a doddle for one of them.
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