Lower your Seat.

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by fetor56, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Use your existing brackets that connect with the 2 seat rails and simply turn these brackets upside-down.
    You should gain around 1" (possibly more) in seat height.

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  2. Hollywood

    Hollywood Guest

    Neat trick Fetor!!!
     
  3. I got that mountain bike type seat clamp with that allen bolt going straight vertical up that's supposed to tighten everything down. It get's loose a whole lot. So I fixed it. I used my stem mount rear rack and brought my rack back. Overall it's extremely rigid. You can't move it at all. And it's low and it's layed back! The hardest part of this mod was getting that long bolt to the front part of my seat. I had to drill a 1 inch hole then wrestle the bolt in the seat then up the little hole. It was fun.Then a hose clamp for each of the mounting bars. So that bolt up front and two hose clamps. Can't get any more rigid.
    Do you ever just stare at your bike sometimes? Earlier I caught myself staring at my bike for almost 2 hours,me just in a daze. It's weird,man.
     

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  4. fetor56

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    "Do you ever just stare at your bike sometimes?".....it's called "ogling time",and if i ever built these bikes for a living i'de have to put that on my quote............ogling time $X?. :)
     
  5. This is my current seat mod. It's a bit tacky yes but it's the ideal seat position. At least it's pretty comfy.

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    But today I did a long ride and after a while it started to hurt a bit.
    Then I looked at my stored away trailer pusher trike project:

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    And thought " Well I won't need that seat on there."

    Then I sat on it. It cradles my behind rather well....

    Okay. Comfort before beauty pretty much has been my rule when it came to Moop. But I'm afraid when Moop is parked and people see my bike,they may think DA%$! This dude must be FAT!

    What should I do?

    What should I do?
     
  6. fetor56

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    Think of your arse first BUT have the best of both worlds....get that super comfy metal seat upholstered.See if u can retain the holes cos they make it look different & also double as emergency release valves. ;)
    PS...if u want u can only use that metal seat for REALLY long trips,when who gives a eff.
     
  7. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Comfort before beauty, besides which if you ugly it up enough, no one will be as apt to steal it!
     
  8. But what would the neighbors say?
     
  9. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    D00D...

    My grandpa welded one of his old tractor seats to a pole with three solid legs... and it'd didn't look like it, but it was the most comfortable seat I've sat on 'til today. I was a kid sitting in that thing... it's just universal for all butts.

    This has definitely become priority #1 for me, but it's prolly gonna end up being the last thing I do.
     
  10. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    let em muter under there breath, as long as your comfy. :)
    p.s. that old seat post mount scares me
     
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  11. Yea it gets pretty close to my family there.
    But check this out. That post would turn into a mounting spot.
    I mean does it really look that bad? I'll have to devise a better mount and maybe some springing if I'm gonna commit to this.
    Maybe a flame job paint would be fly.
     

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  12. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Yup, there's no way around it. It's not exactly good looking. But it looks comfortable. If I had it and it felt good to ride, then I'd say to heck with what anyone else thinks. But the upholstering idea is a good one. You might find the middle ground that way.


    ....thinking about it a bit...what if you got your hands on a throw away sofa cushion, cut to fit, and come up with some kind of water-proof covering. An old windbreaker, also cut to fit and fastened, treated with scotch-gaurd. Cost would be practically zero.
     
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  13. fetor56

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  14. Yea it's way too big and I find now the pedals get in the way and if I bring it back further to clear my pedaling I can't reach my handlebars lol.
    I thought about that too,upholstering something to go over that rack.
    That Wal Mart seat has NO SPRING. Don't let that spring looking thing fool you. It does NOTHING.
     
  15. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    So, I really wanna do this, Large.

    How did you mount it anyway?
    How impossible is pedaling?
    If it's too difficult, do you think a special post could be made to push or tilt it in a more suitable position?
    Would a full suspension bike be enough for the springy action you need in the rear, or the bum??
     
  16. I kinda held off on it for now but I figured I could skoot the seat back enough to clear the pedals and if I shorten the pedals that would add to the clearance too,then I need to change that rear rack to one that attaches to the axle too as well as the seat post. It's actually a bit dangerous cause it gets really close to the tire when I get my weight on there.
    I'm gonna do it. It's just that I'm having so much fun on Cronus lately that it's become not so priority right now.
    But stay tuned. It will happen...eventually.
     
  17. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Hmm... I might just have to go with the gel seat, 'cause I gotta pedal.
     
  18. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    This is a weird web site http://www.obviousengineering.com/ but they use the tractor seat idea.
    "Did you ever wonder why a farmer can sit in a hard, stamped metal seat all day while
    he plows his fields? it's because the weight of his body is distributed over the
    large area of the seat. No padding at all! This simple and obvious concept was
    the driving force behind THE PARK BENCH BIKE SEAT"

    When I was a kid, one place we hunted had an old tractor seat nailed out on a big tree branch. That metal seat got really dang cold, other than thatit was comfy.
     
  19. fetor56

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  20. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I love the claim on their ebay store:

    I used to ride with no hands quite a bit, so I definitely used the horn to steer & I took wider turns too... but I just might have to try out that Park Bench seat.

    Is there any other bike seat that's 14" or wider?? I doubt it, but I'm all ears.
     
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