Specialized Saddle Structure Compromised ?

ascurrell Posts: 1,739
edited May 2018 in Workshop
Hi picked up this Specialized saddle. Was just wondering if the 'break' in the plastic at the back would compromise the structure of the saddle [100 kg rider]. Am worried it may sag the saddle.

Also when I shake the saddle it has a really bad rattle, not sure where it comes from, I may take off the rear gaurd / support but the screws look like they have seen better days.

Only a simple think but any sensible thoughts welcome, thanks, scurry


  • arthur_scrimshaw
    arthur_scrimshaw Posts: 2,596
    It looks like the decorative trim used to tidy up the edges of the fabric but hard to say if the crack will affect the rigidity a lot but it won't be helping that's for sure. TBH it looks ready for the bin but if you want to persevere it's your call.
  • arthur_scrimshaw
    arthur_scrimshaw Posts: 2,596
    Looking at the mould date it is 10 years old - probably kindest to consign it to the bin.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Ditto; I think it's likely just the trim. Try it and see, you'll soon see if it's sagging.

    Something rattling inside it would annoy me no end if I could hear it when riding though. Might be able to silence it by drizzling a bit of superglue into any crevices and the points where the rails enter the shell
  • ascurrell
    ascurrell Posts: 1,739
    Thanks for replys guys. The actual rattling sounds more like a broken piece rattling / floating about so not sure if gluing crevices would help. I think I may have wasted my money, many thanks