Originally Posted by fatdaddy
Be carefull with that seat. those were built for kids and an adult bouncing around on it at 30mph WILL snap it off where the post is welded tothe bottom. I'v built at least 10 on this frame, Other than that, they ride pretty stiff. TOO stiff for this old man anyway.
thanks for the tip!
I've been rolling ideas about the seat in my head since I got the bike (been riding it most of the fall sans motor)
as of now plan A is get a coil spring that fits around the seat post and attach it to the frame, then the seat itself, El-Cheapo sprung seat.
When that doesn't work plan B is a sprung post, sprung sissy bar, and a banana seat.
Either way, 30MPH is a tad optimistic, if I am lucky it will do fifteen!
if it does manage speeds like that my primary concern immediately becomes the Vee-Brakes, I already almost ran into traffic in the rain once...