Jazz up your bike seat
Of late, the ‘leather effect’ saddle has started cracking. I would guess this is due to a combination of weather and arse-friction. This cracking means that I am now wearing through the crotchal-region of my trousers even faster than I was in the first place. Something had to be done! Plus it was soaking up water in the rain for the first time.
|Cracky cracky. It’s worse on the other side actually.|
The Tank needs a shower cap and so of course, I had to oblige. I popped along to the fabric stall next to the market and picked up half a metre of tablecloth waterproofy fabric (which will actually make about three or for cycle seat covers in actuality). This was significantly cheaper than the seat covers I had seen in the shop.
Then I drew a template around the top of the seat and added a seam allowance, measured the length of the outline and cut a large rectangle with the same width. I folded over the bottom length of the rectangle to form a pocket, threaded through so elastic and secured it and then made the rectangle into a circle which I then attached (right sides together) to the seat outline.
Turn it inside out and hey presto! I’d designed and sewn meself a cycle shower cap which will protect my trousers from rough edges in under 45 minutes! I’m pretty pleased because my saddle is a pretty weird shape, and that’s just the bike.
Winning at everything! Well, we’ll see how it goes on in the field tomorrow morning!
|See how it matches the blue and white frame. Ahh, the coordinated joy.|