1. Ride bikes
2. Try not to be an ass
Very wise words in this season of car vs bikes madness.
The TSBC started with you sent him a couple of bucks and he sent you some pins with a postcard. Now it has gotten all fancy with an official store where you can order stuff. When I saw this, I took the opportunity to get the very last of the canvas saddle covers from Randi Jo Fabrications. It arrived a couple of days ago, along with some patches and pins.
Here’s a close up of the patch.
The reason I wanted the seat cover was that my Brooks model had holes in it after probably a year of light use.
Here’s the new cover, shown from the back so that you can see the holes for saddle bag loops.
The green lap is to protect the underside of the saddle, and there are also snaps on the sides.
Overall impression is that looks sturdy, and the workmanship is very good. I’m guessing that it was meant for a B17; the fit is a bit snug on my Selle Anatomica X, but it works. The only downside that I see is that it is not really a super quick on and off item because of the underflap.I might have been better off getting another Carradice, which was the one that I had before it finally wore out after much use, but I couldn’t find a local source. For the moment, I’m perfectly fine leaving it on the pink saddle for a while.
Update: the Human Powered Race Association is a like minded organization. According to their rules: (scroll down to the bottom)
“HPRA MISSION STATEMENT
GO FAST, HAVE FUN, PROMOTE TECHNOLOGY, DON’T BE AN ASS!!”
Hat tip to Garrie for pointing this out.