Recumbent - Burley parts?
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07-20-07, 04:33 PM
Greetings. I'm new to these forums, but I've had a recumbent since 2001, if I remember right.
So... I managed to break one of the quick-release doohickeys that holds the seat on my Burley Django (seat adjustment, BTW, is the Achilles heel of this thing). I try Burley to see if I can get a new one & discover they no longer make or sell bicycles or bicycle parts! Anyone know where I might get a replacement? Or do I just see if I can find a hardware store with a long enough bolt in the right size (I already tried a couple local stores, actually, with no luck; but maybe Lowe's would...)?
07-20-07, 06:25 PM
Nevermind... I found Bicycle Man still has Burley parts. I sure hope Burley gets back in production on recumbents, though.
I replaced the QR seat bolt on my Rans Tailwind with a socket head bolt from http://www.boltdepot.com/default.aspx. (If yours breaks again and nobody has Burley parts)
07-20-07, 08:43 PM
Thanks! I've decided to go with a bolt from Bolt Depot instead; cheaper, & given how the bike's made I think they'll actually be a lot easier to use than the quick-release things. There's only barely enough room to use a quick release on the rear seat bolt, and since the seat fasteners lock solid if you don't move them often, it's a *&%#$ to try to undo the rear one. This is, in fact, why the first one got bent.
Your bent got bent, paalexan? Now I'm confused!
I rebuilt my seat after putting on the Rans seat bottom from Calhoun Cycle in Minneapolis. Works better and is more adjustable my way. Burleys are great bikes but their seat bottoms were always uncomfortable and as you pointed out, a bit difficult to adjust.
07-21-07, 03:08 PM
So a Rans seat bottom will work on Burley bikes? The seat bottom doesn't bother me that much, but I would be happier if I could tilt it back just a couple more degrees.
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