Bicycle Mechanics - Wet Seat
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Anybody have any clues how to dry out the foam in a wet seat. I have a good quality Cloud 9 vinyl that I mistakenly left out for a week or so and it rained several times during that period. I've tried everything to dry it out to no avail. I've even drilled the plastic base of the seat in several places hoping the water will drain. I've left it in the Florida sun for days. No luck. Every time I sit the water comes up through the sewn seams. Help?
09-19-11, 11:31 AM
Since the rain came in from above, how about taking the seat off and hanging it upside down. Maybe try a food dehydrator (though I don't think my wife would let me get away with this).
09-19-11, 12:42 PM
Do you have a dehumidifier somewhere in the house? You might try keeping it up next to that for a couple of days. I've also heard that packing a cell phone in uncooked rice will get the moisture out; I'm sure the same principals would apply there.
09-19-11, 01:13 PM
Put another saddle on.?
Pete In Az
09-19-11, 02:56 PM
Get a folded towel and put it on the seat before you sit on it. Ride the bike around a bit then move the towel to a dry spot and ride around some more. ect...
That was the only way I could dry my seat out after it got rained on.
If you find a better way, let me know.
09-19-11, 03:41 PM
put it in a container with a bag of silica gel.
09-19-11, 04:38 PM
A food dehydrator would be ideal, but if you don't have one you can just use an oven. Leave the door cracked open and use the lowest heat setting possible, like the "warm". This more or less turns your oven into a dehydrator. Check on it often!
(by "often" I mean standing there watching it probably wouldn't be a bad idea) :D
09-19-11, 11:46 PM
Cheap Fix, seal it in a bucket of Rice. The rice will draw the moisture out. This will only work if you can seal it. If your saddle will fit in a paint can, perfect. You can buy empty pain cans at a paint store or Lowes.
If too big for a Paint Can, maybe a gallon size zip-lock bag.
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