6-19-07 // Attack Of The Saddle Fungus

The terrible trio

Ordinary bike seats and posts may seem like benign objects, but I'm here to tell you that under the right conditions just about anything can grow. Add a cup of water that leaked in through a fifty-year-old roof to said bike parts while stored in an aquarium-like plastic storage container and ferment for two months in a steamy hot garage and your genuine leather saddles will begin to look like a Chia pet and smell like the carcass they once belonged to. My vintage WTB SST Kevlar saddle was over ten years old, it survived a lot of riding, but was no match for the spore sauna that began consuming it recently, turning it into a veritable topiary of moldy funk.

Fungus among us