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Alden Seats makes high quality leather finished bike seats inspired from the classic designs of mens baroque dress shoes.
Alden Seats makes high quality leather finished bike seats inspired from the classic designs of mens baroque dress shoes.
52 backers pledged $7,908 to help bring this project to life.

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Currently Alden Seats makes custom brogue style hand made seats to order for small shops and individuals. Our saddles are made from top quality leather for incredible durability and longevity.  

The goal for Alden in 2012 is to premiere a line of ready to ride leather covered seats that maintain and improve the same hand made quality and style of my current custom seats. There will be three seat shapes to start, with four leather colors and nine distinct designs. Styles will include a retro road and track seat, A dutch style comfort seat and a slim Pivotal style BMX and MTB seat. These three styles cover the main markets of cycling. Alden would primarily be centered around the rapidly growing community of cyclists purchasing light weight dutch style city bikes and custom bike builders of road and track bikes. 

In order to maintain quality and the unique craftsman character of the brand. Every seat we make will be finished in California, our hides will be embroidered, laser cut and upholstered there.  Although our goal is to have a entirely USA made product, almost all seat manufacturing occurs in China and Taiwan so seat bases will be purchased from those sources and all leather work will be completed in California. 

Leather will be sourced from USA based tanneries that have the best environmental record and use the newest non toxic tanning processes. The ultimate goal is to always strive to create the most environmentally friendly product 

Alden’s goal will also eventually feature designs using high quality leather alternatives like waxed hemp, glazed cotton and recycled Ultra-suede. 

The funding Alden Seats is gaining through Kick Starter is to cover the cost of manufacturing, the purchase of seat blanks, leather, & tooling for our first production run.

Thanks for Checking out our project I hope you decide to donate.

Carson Leh

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    Pledge a dollar if you can! Donate at least a buck and you will have access to our pre-sale before our website launches and get your hands on a seat before all those silly non-donors do!

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    Pledge $60 and receive a ALDEN Pelican Logo T-shirt & poster print.

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    You will receive a code for $100 to spend in our soon to be launched web store. This pledge amount is about the average the price of my new seats. You pledge this amount and you pre-buy a seat. Other awards don't apply to this donation level.

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    Pledge $222 and receive a limited edition Color Pelican logo T-shirt and a 1st production run ALDEN seat.

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    Pledge $500 or more and receive a fully custom hand made ALDEN seat with your choice of leather color, design and seat type. Each seat will come with a hand stamped copper plate with limited edition # and your name. This Donation level also includes a specialty discharge silkscreen version of the ALDEN Pelican Logo T-shirt & extra large poster print.

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