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Old 08-22-08, 08:13 AM   #1
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Seat adjustment

I know, this is a dumb question.

How do you tilt your seat forward and backward? All I see is two allen bolts and it's obviously that they keep it in place going back and forth. What about tilt? I need to tilt mine just a hair forward. This is a Specialized bike and seat.

Seats different on my other bike.

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Old 08-22-08, 08:28 AM   #2
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A picture would help, but I'm sure if you fiddle around with the tow bolts you can figure it out. Sounds to me like it has to be some combination of tightening and loosening them.
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I know, this is a dumb question.

How do you tilt your seat forward and backward? All I see is two allen bolts and it's obviously that they keep it in place going back and forth. What about tilt? I need to tilt mine just a hair forward. This is a Specialized bike and seat.

Seats different on my other bike.

Thanks!
It is hard to tell without seeing the post, but just fiddle with the bolts and see what you can do... making sure both bolts are good and tight before you take the bike for a ride. Just remember what you did so if it does not work you can undo it.

Also! Keep in mind that adjusting a saddle to be nose-down at all is likely to put a lot of pressure on your hands when you ride. That being said, it is your bike so put it how you like it best, regardless of what internet loudmoth know-it-alls (like me) say.
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Yep, I'm a moron - now the whole BF world knows (the rest already did). I went out in the garage a while ago and figured it out. Loosen both, then tighten one, then the other. I actually own 5 bikes, and they are all a little different. How does that happen?

Aware that too much tilt would be bad... had to move it just a fraction to keep my manhood when leaning on my tribars.....
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...had to move it just a fraction to keep my manhood when leaning on my tribars.....
Ahhhh! Tri-bars make all the difference... tilt away!
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. I actually own 5 bikes, and they are all a little different. How does that happen?
Get rid of those bikes and buy 5 identical bikes. Standardize.
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