👑 Lord of Irrelevance 👑
- Aug 9, 2012
- Reaction score
- Sunny SC coast
I love a big king queen chopper seat!As you can see from my last post, I like ape hangers and banana seats...
That's the direction I'm going with this build as well.
Mocked up an old seat to test ride...View attachment 159623
I liked this, but wanted to try a laid back seat post. Had to order one and wait...
Here's the first configuration...
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Not comfortable with the shorter Dyno apes...
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Brought the seat post down and it made a world of difference, much better riding form. I like the lines of the bike with the seat this way.
Then I tried something I haven't done before and flipped the seat post...View attachment 159626
This was the most comfortable riding configuration, but I'm iffy about the lines/ look of it. We'll see...
I've had some fiberglass seats that came out of old office chairs for a bunch of years.
I've always had the idea of cutting them up to make a banana seat, so I decided to finally give it a go for this build.
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I got out my angle grinder and got to cutting.
I got the rough form of a seat cut out, but didn't like the downward lip on the front of it. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of this stage.
Since I was cutting off the front of it, and I have a number of old nanners that have to be redone, I thought to combine the two.
I picked an old seat that I liked shape of and took it apart.
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After a lot of rust and old glue removal, I started to shape the fiberglass form to fit the pan of the seat.
So in the end, instead of making the seat from scratch, I'll be extending an old seat into something new and hopefully better. View attachment 159633View attachment 159635
More work to do on it of course, but this is where I'm at...
Gotta say I've been following quite a few of the builds and I'm digging the heck out of them.