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Old 10-29-2013, 08:07 PM
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Default New Saddle for an Old Horse

My old Norton/Schwinn is probably my favorite bike. I've riden it for many miles but I've never been satisfied with the looks of the seat I built for it. It was very comfy but it always looked too high and too short so I thought I would build something new.

I started with a steel rack that I had that was meant for a rack mount fuel tank. I never liked the looks of that so the rack hung in my garage for years. It is made of 5/16" round stock and with a little work I adapted it to be my new seat frame.

Some of you old hot rodders will recognise the big block Chevy valve springs I used to give the seat some shock absorbing. Then I cut up some 1/4" plywood for the pan and today I cut, glued and shaped the foam and the seat/saddle is taking shape.
I'm planning on making a trip to the upholstery supply place Thursday for the vinyl I'll use for the upholstery and I'll post updates on how that goes.
When the new saddle is finished I'll post a before and after comparison.

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File Type: jpg Jag Saddle, Foam, 2.jpg (374.7 KB, 179 views)
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