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Old 01-08-05, 01:57 AM   #1
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I got my Rans replacement seat for my burley yesterday and man it sure helps. As I loose weight my sit bones hurt and the original seat was killing me. Plus it made me have to take a leak as soon as I got on the bike (G)
Well the replacement seat sure helps. It would be perfect of my rear did not hit the plastic molding on the bottom of the seat in back. There is like a lip there and my rear hits it. Not sure how to correct that problem yet. But other then that my buns are far happier and I donít feel like I have to pee as soon as I start riding. For some reason every since I tilted the original and this seat up some they squeak while I am in low gears. No matter how tight I have the bolts (as tight as I can get them) I get the squeaks. So far the only thing that worked is some spay lube on the bolts and sliders.
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I got my Rans replacement seat for my burley yesterday and man it sure helps. As I loose weight my sit bones hurt and the original seat was killing me. Plus it made me have to take a leak as soon as I got on the bike (G)
Well the replacement seat sure helps. It would be perfect of my rear did not hit the plastic molding on the bottom of the seat in back. There is like a lip there and my rear hits it. Not sure how to correct that problem yet. But other then that my buns are far happier and I donít feel like I have to pee as soon as I start riding. For some reason every since I tilted the original and this seat up some they squeak while I am in low gears. No matter how tight I have the bolts (as tight as I can get them) I get the squeaks. So far the only thing that worked is some spay lube on the bolts and sliders.
I find that interesting, a couple of months ago when I bought my v-rex, the bike shop next door had a burley that I also loved, got the rex mostly cause of how the seat felt, and I love it. wanted to buy burley since I live near Eugene, but when the saleman suggested just buy it and then buy a rans seat, I just went next door and got the rex. I can't get the seat to tilt up as much as I would like, but haven't had any noises but I am a light weight. wonder if anyone has figured out ways to get more tilt.
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the mount on my rans seat has slots ofr the tilt. so you can really tilt it up as much as you can handle and then some. so I bet the design is different on it then on the normal seat. but I don't see where they get the micro seat adjust. it's just a slot (G)
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the mount on my rans seat has slots ofr the tilt. so you can really tilt it up as much as you can handle and then some. so I bet the design is different on it then on the normal seat. but I don't see where they get the micro seat adjust. it's just a slot (G)
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Hi Steve, are we talking about the same part of the seat, I'm talking about the part you sit on, not being able to tilt that as much as I would like, the back you lean against has lots of adjustment, have quickly moved that back back and back, now have built a headrest for those long climbs, don't see headrests on other bents, am I wimply or what? waiting for my neck to get stronger, haven't heard about the micro adustment. thanks, Dave
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the back of the seat was hurting my rear. my sitbones were great but my rear hurt (G) so today I cut off some of the upward curing seat plate that sure helped out.
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There has been a lot of discussion on some forums concerning the seatpan lip problem. RANS doesn't seem to think it's a big issue because very, VERY few people have complained to them. I think what happened is that their Taiwanese maker made seats that were out-of-spec. Someone posted pics of problem and non-problem seats, and the difference is obvious. On the problem seats, the seat pan is mounted forward on the frame more, whereas on the non-problem seats the lip is behind the seatback fabric. Randy Schlitter has done some research on it, to find a fix. I think cutting the lip down should fix the problem, but if not you might try to contact RANS about it.
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