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How to Fix a Ripped Bicycle Seat

author image Chris Roling
Chris Roling is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He contributes to a variety of online publications.
How to Fix a Ripped Bicycle Seat
Bicycle covers can rip on all sides. Photo Credit: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images

Over time, all bicycles will need repairs. This is especially the case for leather seat covers. A ripped cover looks bad and can cause discomfort for the rider, which in turn can end up becoming a safety hazard. Most leather covers can be fixed with a couple of cheap materials found at any store.

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Step 1

Examine the seat to determine the severity of the tear. A small tear can be fixed by simply applying duct tape, but a bigger tear will likely need to be stuffed with cotton balls and then taped over.

Step 2

Take cotton balls and fill the hole if necessary. Make sure the seat is still flat after inserting cotton balls.

Step 3

Tape over the hole while applying pressure with your free hand as you go. This ensures a flat surface which will be comfortable to use.

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