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Post Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
I've been dying to have a minor get-off, so I could see how well a local shop could repair my leathers (no, not really)..

Packageman told me about Champion Shoe in Lewisburg. http://www.championshoe.biz/ , so I figured I've give 'em a shot. They've been around since 1941, and when you peek in the back, you can see it. The front of the store, however, is clean, up-to-date, and full of high quality footwear.

I tore a seam between the stretch neoprene and the leather in a non-critical area, and they repaired it very nicely, and charged... a whopping $9.50 for it. There's no way it took any less than 20 minutes, since the liner in the arm needs to come out to do it, but that price was amazing.

While I was there, I showed the owner my office shoes (Clarks) - the sole has less tread left than my Pirelli slicks, and the inside of the heel cup is coming apart. "No problem" he said, and offered me a few different options for a new Vibram sole ($56) and would also replace the heel cups ($20). (Bear in mind these would cost $140 to replace with today's model). They're also going to clean them up and put a shine on them as part of the work they do on every shoe.

If you've got anything leather that needs work, I wouldn't hesitate to taken them there - you can tell they do quality work and take pride in what they do. While I was dropping off my leathers, a guy was picking up a BEAUTIFUL western gun holster / belt than they did some modifications on for him - Couldn't tell where the work had been done.

In today's world where customer service and pride in the job performed is a dying art, I give Champion 5/5 :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: .

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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
I've had them repair a leather one piece suit, a leather pair of pants, sew on a full circumference zipper to a leather jacket, repair the zipper on my tail bag, re-sole my Sidis and they stretched a pair of free, too small Danner Acadia combat boots too. I wouldn't even consider going any where else.

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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
I've used them as well to repair my leathers when I ripped them on a triumph carbon fiber tank guard and was very happy with the results. I plan to talk to them over the winter about altering my leathers to fit my body (taken in not out, Matt).


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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
Just a note - if you bring your leathers in for repair, TAKE THE LINER OUT FIRST. Do not assume that even though you unhooked the liner at the wrist that they will realize the liner is removable, and not stitch it permanently to the leathers when doing the repair...

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Gonna have to cut part of the liner so I can remove it for washing. :(

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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
Nonsense.
Throw the whole thing in an over-sized, commercial washer. Add a blanket or two, buncha towels, a sleeping bag...anything that will act as a filler and soft scrubber to spiffy up the leathers.
Considering this time of year, the optimum drying method may be hard to come by...you put them on and go for a ride.

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A few things...
- You may need to be concerned about the quality or type of dye in the leather. If they bleed from your sweat, they'll bleed in the wash.
- Wearing them to a nearly complete dry state will form-fit them to you, in your riding position, like a glove.
Consider that breaking in a pair of leather boots is often best done by standing in a warm/hot tub of water and then wearing them until nearly dry.
- Rub some conditioner into the leather afterwards.

<edit> And for chrissake, take a shower before you put the leathers on...and don't pee in them later when you're over-hydrated on the starting grid. :lol:

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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
funfred wrote:
Nonsense.
Throw the whole thing in an over-sized, commercial washer. Add a blanket or two, buncha towels, a sleeping bag...anything that will act as a filler and soft scrubber to spiffy up the leathers.
Considering this time of year, the optimum drying method may be hard to come by...you put them on and go for a ride.


Yep. I've heard the same thing. Either that or purposely go out and ride in a tourential downpour, without crashing of course :laughing: then go for a ride in nice weather ASAP.

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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
that is a great idea on how to clean leathers. Keep in mind, Champion is a shoe repair shop. They will repair leathers, gloves, riding boots, and other gear, but they do not specialize in the stuff. Actually, the probably have no idea about any of the stuff.

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If for some reason Champion does not work out, there is a lady named Jane (570-799-5554) who works out of her home in Catawissa, right off of Route 42. She has repaired my jacket twice, with the second time replacing the front heavy zipper (shut up, Rich) for $35.

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Post Re: Good leather repair shop in Lewisburg
Suit is back.. I had Lizzie Leathers perf the chest, fix the stuck liner, touch up a few seams, and sew on sponsor patches. While it was with her, I figured it wouldn't hurt to have her clean & condition it, too. It looks good!
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