Installation of your Crivets may take a little work. All good things do. Depending on the length of ownership and wear on the saddle can determine how hard the original rivets are to remove. Below are some tips to help out:
- Remove your saddle from the seat post. (You don't have to remove your saddle from the seat post if you don't want to change your tilt or adjustment, but it will make it easier)
- If you want to leave the saddle on the seat post or take it off, either way is fine, but the next step is to remove the long screw at the nose of the saddle holding the plate in place. Use this plate as leverage to remove the rails from the nose of the saddle. This will release any tension on the saddle and allow the rails to be removed from the rear piece of the mounting hardware.
- With the rails removed from the hardware, the old screws must be removed.
- To prevent the original rivets from moving while being removed, the piece of rubber might be needed to help create more friction and stop the head from spinning. This is not always required, but we have found it helps on older saddles with lots of ride time. For really stubborn screws, we have found that you can also use something like gorilla tape to help create some grip. Simply stick the tape, sticky side down, onto the top of the rivet, making sure to press firmly and going all the way around the edge of the rivet.
- On many new saddles, using a very quick turning motion, can help break the thread-lock. You might also try tightening the screw really quick and then quickly jerking it back to the left to break the thread-lock.
- If you are nervous about it I am sure your LBS (local bike shop) will help for a small fee (sometimes a drink or food can be used instead of money.)
- In extreme cases, depending on how much thread lock was used during assembly, the additional friction from the rubber may be insufficient. If you don't mind sacrificing your original rivets, you can cut a slot in the top of them to use a screwdriver. Be very careful not to cut the top fabric/rubber or yourself.
- When installing your new CRivets you can reuse the screws that came with your saddle or the ones we provided in the box.
- Install the outside CRivets on the tail of the saddle first, then the inside tail ones. Install the nose one last. Make sure they are all nice and tight before putting the rails back in.
- Use the nose rail plate to pry the rails into place. This does require a little bit of force, but is nothing to be concerned about.
- With the rails now in place and the nose rail plate in place, tighten the long screw back in place and you've finished!
- If you don't want to worry about any of this, buy our installation services. Send your Saddle and CRivets to us and we will install them and send your saddle back to you. The installation fee includes shipping the saddle back to you ready to install on your bike and ride. You are responsible for getting your Cambium to us.