Has anyone got a good tip to stop my Dunlop-type rubber saddle turning everything it touches black please? Apart from all the obvios ones like keeping it in a box under the workbench etc… Surely when these things were contemporary, riders didn’t all have black bums did they? 🙁 Thanks.
Hi Chris. My first try would be to polish it with silicone type furniture polish to try and seal it. I suppose one of those “Back to black” car dashboard spray polishes might also work.
I am interested in your seat. You mention “Dunlop Type” which would suggest a modern replica. The small Dunlop Drilastic on my racer has split badly after many years rigourous duty. I am looking for a replacement. Can you tell me if you bought yours recently, where from and is it one of those replica saddles with a rubber top without internal reinforcement, but with a fibre glass pan underneath. I am hoping to find something more like the original that is more complient than with a solid saddle pan.
Any advice much appreciated
The saddle top is new. Its from a chap in Gloucesteshire (I think). He is an Arial specialist and had a stall at the cheltenham jumble a few years ago. Coincidentaly it is on this Saturday but its a bit of a trek for you if he isnt there this time. He sells these saddle tops in 2 or 3 sizes. I do not think they are re-inforced but it fitted straight onto the Drilastic frame that I had and jolly comfortable it is too compared to the normal matress type. I know this dealer used to advertise in Old Bike Mart so you might try that for a start. Good luck.
PS: I don’t suppose you notice black behind on racing leathers…until you sit on someones cream coloured sofa!
Thanks Chris and the news of the saddle cover is very encouraging.
I will scan OBM and see what I can find.
If anyone knows of this man who sells the saddle covers, I would be most grateful for the info.
Kindest Regards to all