After restoring a few old bikes (see Retrobike) I have realised just because something looks a bit knackered it doesn't mean you have to buy new again. And making something new again through your own efforts is extremely satisfying.
I've been wanting to re-cover a saddle for a while after seeing some threads on Retrobike where people have done a good job on Flite Ti seats.
However I've never managed to find anywhere to buy the leather. Plenty online but I wanted to see it before I bought it. I was on holiday in Wales and found a fabric shop that had LOADS of off-cuts so I grabbed 3 different ones to use.
(The pink one is actually red in real life).
I was going to try and find an old Flite to re-cover but the SDG saddle I have on my modern bike was looking very tatty. The new Bel-Air is chunkier than this version and I don't like the look of it so why not try to revive this one?
So take off the plastic trim pieces.
Next pull out the staples and peel the cover off.
Next job is to clean everything up. The foam is missing a couple of bits which came away with the cover but I think I can stick them back on.
Going to read up other peoples advice on various threads I've seen before I start gluing things.