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post #16 of 22 Old 10-31-2016, 06:17 AM
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So I called Langlitz leathers last weekend and although they are a sponsor of OMRRA they only repair their own leathers. They do not even make race suits anymore. They are more for your cafe racer or Harley clientele it seems. But, the lady that does the repairs told me to come in anyway so she could look at it since I told her I race with OMRRA and I was trying to support our sponsors. Long story short, I go in and someone else tells me they only repair their own without looking at them and refers me to the lady I was going to in the first place. haha. They had a couple OMRRA trophies in their display case too lol. Oh well, it was a pretty cool little shop in SE though.


Haha that's good to know. What kind of repairs were done? Did you have entire panels replaced, or was it patched and glued? The lady I brought them to recommended just patching them instead of a whole new section. That section also has the pockets and velcro that secure the armor so I figured it'd be more of a pain. I told her I need it to pass tech, and she spouted out the girl's name who does our gear tech and said she knows it'll pass. Miriam from leather sewing pdx is the go to leather repair for motorcyclists in the Portland area so I'll trust her. She did say she could replace the panel if I wanted, but it sounded like it would double the price. I don't want to cut corners though since this was a relatively low speed crash that wore a hole.
I have both actually, lol. Originally, I had my suit repaired by the owner and he charged a lot of money for not quality-looking work. He just put a patch over a hole. I mean, it's quality stitching and leather, just looks crappy. The perforated leather by neckline was starting to get brittle and had a hole in it, so I had our local person do it and she replaced the whole panel and it looks perfect...and it was half the price as a crappy looking patch. If you want her info, it's Ana Duran and her FB site is here: https://www.facebook.com/LeatherLace...epair/?fref=ts

Absolutely fantastic work and at a great price. She also races with the CMRA. It might be worth your while to send her some pictures and ask for a quote. She might be cheaper, even with shipping. But I guarantee her work is absolutely fantastic. She's replaced the stitching in every finger of my Racer gloves because they keep falling apart due to crappy stitching from the factory. Unfortunately, the first time I wore them I crashed on them, so even though I didn't even touch the side that started falling apart in the crash, they wouldn't fix it.
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I took my leathers to a leather guy who specializes in leather vests etc for Harley riders, the quality of the leather and repairs were dreadful! Only take your leathers to someone that has experience repairing race suits- All repairs that I've had done have held up remarkably well (and they've been tested )
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I have both actually, lol. Originally, I had my suit repaired by the owner and he charged a lot of money for not quality-looking work. He just put a patch over a hole. I mean, it's quality stitching and leather, just looks crappy. The perforated leather by neckline was starting to get brittle and had a hole in it, so I had our local person do it and she replaced the whole panel and it looks perfect...and it was half the price as a crappy looking patch. If you want her info, it's Ana Duran and her FB site is here: https://www.facebook.com/LeatherLace...epair/?fref=ts

Absolutely fantastic work and at a great price. She also races with the CMRA. It might be worth your while to send her some pictures and ask for a quote. She might be cheaper, even with shipping. But I guarantee her work is absolutely fantastic. She's replaced the stitching in every finger of my Racer gloves because they keep falling apart due to crappy stitching from the factory. Unfortunately, the first time I wore them I crashed on them, so even though I didn't even touch the side that started falling apart in the crash, they wouldn't fix it.
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Thanks for the referral Cody, I will keep them in mind as well. I started having second thoughts about a patch so I called Miriam back today about replacing the whole panel. She happened to be one step ahead of me and said it was necessary to replace the whole panel in this case and she was already on it. When she got into she realized that there was a much larger area around the hole that was super thin so a patch wouldn't do. She did however stand behind using a patch in some situations. I guess I'll wait and see how much it costs and how her craftsmanship is. She is pretty much the only name in town that other riders bring their leathers to so I have faith. But at least I have backups now thanks to you guys!
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So I would've updated the thread sooner, but when I told the seamstress "it's no rush" she took it literally. Haha. I just got my suit back today and i'm pretty satisfied with the repair. She didn't have blue leather so I told her to use black and I think it goes well with the rest of the suit.
It was about a $60 repair but at least I don't have to replace my suit just yet. Does that sound about right for replacing an entire panel? I almost had her replace the rashed panel on the right arm to match but she said the leather and seams on the right arm were still in good condition. Thanks again for all the input and referrals!

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Looks like good work, and the repair is of course far less expensive than a new suit..... thanks for the follow up.
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I have both actually, lol. Originally, I had my suit repaired by the owner and he charged a lot of money for not quality-looking work. He just put a patch over a hole. I mean, it's quality stitching and leather, just looks crappy. The perforated leather by neckline was starting to get brittle and had a hole in it, so I had our local person do it and she replaced the whole panel and it looks perfect...and it was half the price as a crappy looking patch. If you want her info, it's Ana Duran and her FB site is here: https://www.facebook.com/LeatherLace...epair/?fref=ts

Absolutely fantastic work and at a great price. She also races with the CMRA. It might be worth your while to send her some pictures and ask for a quote. She might be cheaper, even with shipping. But I guarantee her work is absolutely fantastic. She's replaced the stitching in every finger of my Racer gloves because they keep falling apart due to crappy stitching from the factory. Unfortunately, the first time I wore them I crashed on them, so even though I didn't even touch the side that started falling apart in the crash, they wouldn't fix it.
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Wait, I thought you wore Held Titans!? What are these gloves you have that are falling apart?

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Wait, I thought you wore Held Titans!? What are these gloves you have that are falling apart?
I did, the Titans lasted me for a long time through multiple crashes, but my lack of maintenance on them started to show and the leather started to get brittle. The gloves I have now are Racer High Speed gloves. I'll never buy another set. Shouldn't have stopped using Held, just needed something a little more affordable at the time.
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