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post #1 of 4 Old 05-23-2013, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Saddle pops while riding

I just recently bought a saddle sight unseen. I checked the integrity of the tree, and it seemed fine. While I was riding in it tonight for the first time ( I got it on Monday) it was popping under my left thigh. It was also super squeaky for only being about two years old. I am worried the tree is broken. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-23-2013, 12:38 AM
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I would take it to a saddle maker or fitter and get it professionally checked. That doesn't sound good
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-23-2013, 02:12 PM
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it could be the leather catching & releasing up there BUT I would also recommend having someone check it over. Squeek would not necessarily mean anything - I have had saddles in the past that squeeked for awhile, even w/a lot of baby powder put up under there & plenty of use. I had bought a used Marlene Eddleman flex saddle & the tree had become "loose" for lack of better word (UPS shipping store really messed up w/the packaging of this saddle when it was shipped to me & they had to pay for it to be repaired) & did a weird pop when I got it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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Definitely a red flag to look into.

Sometimes if you try and "bend" or test it yourself over your leg you can tell.
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