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    Thread: Can you replace only the V-shape bracket under the saddle?

    1. Member BlakeV's Avatar
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      Oct 24th, 2015
      2019 Audi S5 Sportback
      09-02-2019 06:45 PM #1
      I have a bike and the saddle is intact, but its base bracket broke on the right. I moved it forward so the broken section is within the head of the post and supported. I'd like to keep the saddle with the markings matched to be bike. It is a crossbike Giant TCX 2012.

      I am talking about the V-shape tube in gray.

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      Brit living in VA
      2006 A4 Avant
      09-12-2019 03:25 PM #2
      99% certain you can't replace them, once they break it's new saddle time.

    4. Member dr_spock's Avatar
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      1998 New Beetle
      09-12-2019 09:54 PM #3
      If you're good with metal bending, you could try to fabricate your own replacement part. Use the old piece as template and bend the new metal tube to the same shape.

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    6. Member A1an's Avatar
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      Bought not built.
      09-13-2019 11:01 AM #4
      You might be able to swap good rails from the same model seat (if still available). Prob more trouble than it's worth.

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    7. 09-20-2019 04:40 AM #5
      If you are good at a metal bending you can replace it. In maximum cases, it's time for a new saddle.

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      2000 Passat GLS, 2019 Alltrack S
      09-20-2019 02:16 PM #6
      High end saddles from Sella San Marco, Sella Italia, and Brooks can have the rails replaced. I had it done on a Sella Italia Team Issue SLR that broke one of the carbon rails. It took about 6 months but the saddle I got back was the same saddle I sent in (had the same scuff marks on it in the same spots) just with new rails.

      For a cheap saddle like the one shown most likely it can be replace but you'll never be able to find the rails, or who made it for Giant. Ask your LBS, most have a box in back with take-off saddles that they use as cheap service replacements saddles. They might have the same saddle in the box, or something that has similar rails.
      The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge - Stephen Hawking

    9. 09-28-2019 07:41 AM #7
      In majority of the cases, you need to buy a new one. Only if you are expert at metal bending try it.

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