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    dislocated bike rail

    ive searched high and low for an answer on this forum but i couldnt find one. so can someone please help with my bike rail. it came off. idk how but it did. here is a picture

    http://i45.tinypic.com/332cux2.jpg

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2gv30n7.jpg

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    I'm not sure, from your photos, what you are talking about.

    What it appears to be is a saddle-rail has either broken or fallen out. Please take some more clear photographs (or digital) and re-post. If the saddle-rail has broken, start shopping for a new saddle.

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    it came out of the socket or hole or whatever its called. it is near impossible, or feels like it is, to bend it back in place.

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    Get a new, and better, saddle. Follow the instruction with the new saddle, and follow them to the letter.

    Many times, I've seen, a saddle has been improperly installed. So the tension on the bolts holding same fail. SNaP!! goes a rail. Got a torque-wrench? No? Borrow one or take the new saddle with the instructions.


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    If you aren't too picky, every bike shop that I've ever worked in had a big box of OE saddles that had been replaced by something else. They generally sell for around $5.00 or $10.00.

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    just push the rail back in. sometimes it helps to have 2 people. try clamping it back in the post to use as leverage. or just get a new one

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    Time for a new saddle. I too have had this happen to a saddle I liked, but no amount of manipulation could get the rail reinstalled correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    Time for a new saddle. I too have had this happen to a saddle I liked, but no amount of manipulation could get the rail reinstalled correctly.
    And even if you did: it'll come out more easily the second time than it did originally.

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    I had this happen when I joined Club Tombay. Only way I could put it back was to bend the rail, put it back in, and straighten it again. I worked, but it's risky, the rail may break. It hasn't yet, but I'd be reluctant to let anybody else ride it.

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    Check the front of the saddle to see if there is a removable piece which may allow you to easily reinsert the rail at the rear. I wouldn't trust a saddle that had a rail ripped out and then bent and straightened for reinsertion. Not worth it.

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    its all good now. ty for all the help

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