Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Recumbent
Reload this Page >

Sun EZ Rider seat angle- any ideas?

Notices
Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

Sun EZ Rider seat angle- any ideas?

Old 05-08-19, 04:57 AM
  #1  
Mr. Frowny Man
Thread Starter
 
Alathea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 470

Bikes: 2009 Giant Yukon single speed;2014 Foam Green Surly CrossCheck

Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sun EZ Rider seat angle- any ideas?

The Sun EzRider that I have (the AX model) has a seat base angle too shallow. I have to have slightly less angle in my legs due to being large around the middle, so if I adjusted the distance from the pedals the way most sites suggest I have trouble getting my other foot on the pedal after I start moving. My issue is that I still slide forward in the seat as I ride. Has anyone found a way to adjust the seatpan angle? This model is just 4 bolts on the bottom to hold the seat- no actual angle adjustment. Ive adjusted the seat depth, backrest, and distance from pedal, but if I could get the front to nose up about 1/2 an inch I think id be golden.

Alathea is offline  
Old 05-08-19, 05:44 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 89

Bikes: Tour Easy; Salsa Marrakesh

Liked 35 Times in 14 Posts
Yes- you might try to insert a shim.
Irishred is offline  
Old 05-08-19, 05:54 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 12,491

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Liked 737 Times in 458 Posts
Can you fabricate some angled bushings to go between the frame and seat, to hold the seat at an angle? Sort of a variation of the shim idea.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 05-14-19, 10:29 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,268
Likes: 0
Liked 50 Times in 25 Posts
It looks like the seat mounts to square tubing like the other EZ recumbents from Sun. There is some up & down play at the front of the clamp mount. You can get a shim in there and raise the front of the seat. You can get about 1/4" from between the seat mount bracket and the seat
tube. If you need more, you can get it between the seat base and the bracket. Have a look, and good luck. bk
bkaapcke is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Panza
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
5
09-12-14 07:09 AM
residenthalo
Bicycle Mechanics
9
12-16-12 10:54 AM
jpotisch
Recreational & Family
1
10-01-11 09:08 AM
countersTrike
Alt Bike Culture
0
02-11-11 05:13 PM
cay22
Recreational & Family
0
04-29-10 01:04 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.