Humvee of bikes =Worksman
Join Date: May 2004
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Originally Posted by Acasper708
How much did it cost for the custom post? I deffiney have bent a few seatpost on my mntnbike. I also bend seat rails as well. I go through about 1 seat a year. Hopefully the rails on the original Fuji belt seat hold up. I would hate to ruin this seat.
The kind of layback I had made was simply a turned to correct diameter 20" piece of stainless steel bar stock with a radius bend to get you a mounting area for any cruiser type seat (no rails to bend).
I used stainless to avoid the post rusting in place over time. The solid bar stock part is to avoid any bending that will happen with a tube seat post when bent like this. Yes, I know the post is heavy as hell but it won't break under your weight due to the leveraging of the seat backwards on the bike.
Lot's of folk's here don't like the weight but not breaking is way more important to me since I don't want any injury in that area if my fanny!!!!!!
Any good machine shop can bend you a post so good luck with this part of your project.
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.
Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?