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    New here just received stowabike and the seat pushes down every time I try to ride it

    Can you help me please.

    I got a new stowabike 20" folding bike from amazon and husband and I just finished assembling it. The problem is whenever we try to ride it after adjusting the seat to the right length it still pushes down.

    Also, my husband is 215 pounds and 6 feet tall. Do you think he can ride?

    Thanks,
    Saby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saby View Post
    Can you help me please.

    I got a new stowabike 20" folding bike from amazon and husband and I just finished assembling it. The problem is whenever we try to ride it after adjusting the seat to the right length it still pushes down.

    Also, my husband is 215 pounds and 6 feet tall. Do you think he can ride?

    Thanks,
    Saby
    Looking at the picture of the bike on Amazon's website, I don't see a problem for your husband in riding it. I have a similar looking bike that I bought from Campingword. I'm 6' 1" tall and I have no problem at all. As a matter of fact the bike fits very well for me. Adjust the height of the seat post within its safe range and I'm sure that you will find the appropriate height. Usually on a seat post you will find a limit marking where you shouldn't raise the post beyond that point. Check to see if there is such a marking on the post.

    The clamp for the seat post is adjustable. By rotating the clamp handle, while in the un-clamped position a bit at a time, you should be able to find the right point where it will clamp tightly. I had to do that on my wife's bike which is the same model as mine. Try a slight adjustment at a time. I hope this helps you.

    Cheers
    Wayne

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    I have the same problem with my Dahon no matter how tight I get the clamp. I put some tape and an automotive hose clamp on the seat post above the tube which works great until I get a bike clamp ordered but it's been 6 years now. Rather than take the clamp off I just pull the seat post when it goes in the trunk.

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    Get some friction paste and apply it to the slipping tube.

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    Thank you guys. Wayne, we checked the marking we didnt raise the seat above that. I am only 5'4 so the seat wasnt even raised that high. Good to know my husband should be able to ride it.
    We will try to fix the saddle again tomorrow if it doesnt work we try the other options. Thanks much.

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    I did a trick with My telescoping post folding bike by adding a second QR band directly gripping the seat post ..

    It sits directly on top of the frame's seat post QR.. to fold the bike I open both. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saby View Post
    Thank you guys. Wayne, we checked the marking we didnt raise the seat above that. I am only 5'4 so the seat wasnt even raised that high. Good to know my husband should be able to ride it.
    We will try to fix the saddle again tomorrow if it doesnt work we try the other options. Thanks much.
    You're welcome. There is one other option if you can't get it to work -- return it. Amazon is a great company for returns. I hope that you get the issues resolved first though.

    Cheers
    Wayne

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