My otherwise very pleasant evening ride today was ruined at the end when my quick-release saddle suddenly fell down! I was riding on city streets (thank God not many cars in the evening), when all of a sudden the seat fell to its lowest position!
I don't understand, because it had been tight all the time and the latch/bracket was not only locked, but also tied with zip ties to prevent it from being unlocked accidentally. In other words, when the saddle fell, the QR latch/bracket was still in its locked position.
For the remainder of my ride home, it kept falling again each time after I got off and raised it again, maybe 7-8 times. Eventually it seemed in vain to raise it back, so I just rode like a clown on a very low seat and high handlebar, my knees bent in less than 90 degrees. Sucks
So how to make sure this will not happen again?
If I change to the non-QR saddle, I am not sure if I could replace it by myself. Is it easy?