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    bonding fizik saddle rails to saddle

    Any recommendations for a bonding agent/ epoxy to glue my fizik titanio rails back in to the plastic holes in my fizik arione?

    I bought some Loc-tite that supposedly bonds metal and "most plastics"

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    First you have to get the rails back into the shell...good luck w/ that. They're not normally 'glued', either...just so you know.
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    I'd just buy a new saddle...
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    the saddle was brand new limited edition and I bent the original rails in a small crash, so I just cut rails off an old saddle. At $190 I'm trying to salvage the new saddle

    Yea, I've discovered how difficult it is trying to get rails in the new saddle. It looked like they had a small amt of epoxy at the tip so that's what prompted the question.

    Thanks for the input!

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    I think fizik use a machine that bends the rails to fit into the saddle. They aren't held in place by glue.

    They might fix your saddle for you, contact them.

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    I had a saddle that developed loose rails that I poured a little epoxy into and it seemed to tighten it up but putting them in, no idea how you are going to pull that one off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmitro View Post
    Any recommendations for a bonding agent/ epoxy to glue my fizik titanio rails back in to the plastic holes in my fizik arione?

    I bought some Loc-tite that supposedly bonds metal and "most plastics"
    Rather than trying to bend the rails, have you considered cutting the plastic and using epoxy to glue it back together? Just a thought.

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    just a follow up on this.....

    I managed to get some straight rails from an older Arione saddle into the plastic channels on the new saddle (without damaging the plastic channel). I had to cut about 2-4mm off the ends of the rearward rail tips, and was able to force them in place. Then I used some Loctite epoxy to cement it all together.

    It looks great and feels solid. Time will tell how long the repair will actually last, but I'm feeling optimistic!!
    Last edited by jmitro; 07-07-2013 at 06:26 PM.

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