How to realign bent saddle rails?

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  • I have a bent saddle rail from stacking it when a confused lorry driver kerbed me at Clapham South. Is there a good method for getting it back in true? Thanks... P.

  • Um, if it helps. The right-hand rail is the one that's bent inward.

  • It’s very, very difficult. The rails are very springy and set into place by stretching the saddle briefly, which means it’s hard to get them out to realign and then almost impossible to get them back in without stretching the saddle again. In my experience it’s just not possible to realign in properly.

  • Ah, thanks for the input. I wondered about 'itting it with a size 12 adjustable wrench a lot.


    Removing the plastic constraints at the rear and using a combo of weigh and leverage to 'persuade' it back.

    Okay. Looks like I'm out a tenner either way. Just was my favourite - I preferred it to my genuine SMP seat!

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How to realign bent saddle rails?

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