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Old 12-14-06, 10:35 PM
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Some have noticed that strip of tire on my saddle...

That strip of tire is functional, it is put on there by some downhillers for increased control of the bike when it is wet out.

The initial pictures had the zipties on, they were just holding the tire on while the epoxy cured. Then removed the zipties and put screws in to further secure it to the saddle.



That is just phase 1 of it, going to be putting two more smaller strips on the saddle as well.
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thats a sweet idea, how you like it so far?
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It's working pretty well.
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Man,

As if it doen't hurt enough on a normal seat if you feet come off the pedals!

Seems like a sensible idea for jumping and downhilling. Won't see many xc riders doing it though.
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Originally Posted by JKWITS
Man,

As if it doen't hurt enough on a normal seat if you feet come off the pedals!

Seems like a sensible idea for jumping and downhilling. Won't see many xc riders doing it though.
You got balls, man, but they are hurting! Nice Argyle fork, though....
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At the very least clean of the mud.

And it looks like you have the tread backwards.
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So how did you place at mt snow this year?
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Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
You got balls, man, but they are hurting! Nice Argyle fork, though....
During the times I've been on the saddle, I don't really notice the presence of the tire strip.
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Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
At the very least clean of the mud.

And it looks like you have the tread backwards.
Will clean it eventually.

Purposely have it backwards.

Originally Posted by mcoine
So how did you place at mt snow this year?
I'm more of a Plattekill person.
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Hmmm, what about coating the entire saddle in plasti-dip, then pressing a tire into it as it dried to make a pattern. Then the saddle would be grippy all over.

Or velcro shorts!
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Hmmm, what about coating the entire saddle in plasti-dip, then pressing a tire into it as it dried to make a pattern. Then the saddle would be grippy all over.

Or velcro shorts!
Where's the fun in that?

Plasti-dip isn't cost effective. I probably spent all of $2.00 on this project. The tire is obviously a used tire, and already had zipties and epoxy. I also hate Velcro.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
During the times I've been on the saddle, I don't really notice the presence of the tire strip.
Ok, fess up, how many grams did that add to your bike?!
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Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
Ok, fess up, how many grams did that add to your bike?!
Being that it is on the Kona, I really don't care.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Being that it is on the Kona, I really don't care.
No weight -weenie here! I likie!
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Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
No weight -weenie here! I likie!
If it was my Pista, it wouldn't have been done.
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Gives a whole new meaning the the words: skid mark
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Gives a whole new meaning the the words: skid mark
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I wouldn't think you sit down enough to actually put it to use and if you did, I agree it would rub your azz raw.
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he must have had buddies that armour-all'd his bike seat ... that's my best guess.. armour-all away with that bad boy on there.

I have an old school GT all plastic bike seat.. maybe I'll glue some semislicks on it for padding
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Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
You got balls, man,
Yeah, and they look like waffles after about 20 miles
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I'm confused.

How many downhillers sit down going down a run?
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It isn't for sitting it's used when off the saddle and cornering in wet conditions.
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Originally Posted by Flak
I'm confused.

How many downhillers sit down going down a run?

Only the "girly men" do. Kona doesn't sit. He floats.
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Originally Posted by Bockman
Yeah, and they look like waffles after about 20 miles


*shivers* ewwwww..
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
It isn't for sitting it's used when off the saddle and cornering in wet conditions.
Care to elaborate a bit more Kona? I'm confused and interested on what it's for and how it helps. The only thing I can think of that it would be useful for would be to pinch the seat for a no-hander or the like.

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