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Old 12-03-04, 12:44 PM   #1
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My crack is stuck in the crack.

I had to come up wit ha good line (G) I have a burley limbo and my butt hangs in the gap between the seat and the back. I have the seat back on itís rails as far as it will go and the back tight as possible. But my rear gets sore with that gap.
It may be partly my sit bones hurting. As I loose weight they hurt sitting even on padding. I had the seat perfect for them but once I lost more weight they hurt again. I donít think much will help with this till I loose more weight. But the gap needs some help. http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/...sory=983911349 this may help but it is pretty expensive. Any other ideaís?
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I had to come up wit ha good line (G) I have a burley limbo and my butt hangs in the gap between the seat and the back. I have the seat back on itís rails as far as it will go and the back tight as possible. But my rear gets sore with that gap.
It may be partly my sit bones hurting. As I loose weight they hurt sitting even on padding. I had the seat perfect for them but once I lost more weight they hurt again. I donít think much will help with this till I loose more weight. But the gap needs some help. http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/...sory=983911349 this may help but it is pretty expensive. Any other ideaís?
Since you plan on more weight loss, do a temp fix. Roll up some soft foam, wind a couple pieces of tape around it and stuff it in the crack, attaching if necessary.

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I have a burley limbo and my butt hangs in the gap between the seat and the back. I have the seat back on itís rails as far as it will go and the back tight as possible. But my rear gets sore with that gap.
Hi Steve,

Calhoun Cycle, who created and sells the fabulous Evolution handlebars, sells an "Evolution Seat Base". It's basically the supremely comfortable RANS seat base with modified hardware to fit Burley and BikeE recumbents. It also has a microtilt adjustment to it. From their pic of it on their webpage, it looks like the RANS seatbase really snugs up against the Burley seatback--not much of a gap at all. They sell it for about $110, which, imho, is a hell of a deal for greatly improving rider comfort on your 'bent. I used to own a Burley Django, and, while its Corbin leather covered seatbase looked cool and was comfortable enough for me, I knew(from having owned a RANS Wave before) that it was nowhere near as comfortable as the RANS seat base. If I still had the Django now, I would have already bought the Evolution seat base for it.

Here's the link to Calhoun Cycle's webpage for their Evolution product line. Just scroll down some, and you'll see the seat base. Below the link(if I'm successful) should be the pic of the seat base, which is borrowed from their webpage.

'Hope this may be of help, Steve...if you decide to get it, your uncomfortable "in the gap" days may soon be over!

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I had seen that seat and I am thinking about it. But after spending 166 on my lake winter shoes it has to wait (G)
I was playing around today and found if I sit up the gap is not a problem. So I was thinking that since the seat fills best if it is slightly nose up what if I could adjust the seat tilt then get the back more vertical? Weíll I found the seat can tilt up just fine. So I tilted it up and then tilted the seat back up and that helped a lot. Sit bones are not different but the crack is not an issue.
Now here is the weird thing. I felt a bit cramped like that (maybe just not used to it?) so I checked the seat distance and it seemed right. Though my kneeís donít straighten as much as I am used too. But get this since I got the bike my rpmís were 10 lower then normal. Even after 15 years off a bike I was right at 80 when I got back on my road bike. But on the bent 70 felt like 80. I had a hard time getting it to 80 and I could not really keep it there.
Now I have been sick off and on since I had the bike so I thought it was that though it was not an issue on the road bike.
But here I am going 80 and it feels normal at that rpm. Plus I was going maybe 2mph faster then I had been slugging along.
I would work harder and not get as winded. Though lately I had only averaged 8.1 to 9.1 mph while sick. Today I got 9.1 but I also went Ĺ mile longer and that was up hill mostly. And I was dragging an empty trailer behind me. So I guess I was doing better
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