Tom made me a solid one way back. Thing was awesome. But thinking if ya could find that size local, of bar stock, heat and bend... Can't get cheaper than that. And I loves me some cheap, lol.
But don't know about store bought in that size. If ya got a buddy or some one here and close by with a lathe, could knock out 2 in about 10 mins.
I should make and sell them. Really are a breeze to make and the one Tom made for me, (Thanks again Tom!) is awesome and could hold, dunno, 5 or 600 lbs. And they make MB'in so much more comfortable. No need to be over the peddles when the engine does most of the work so your more stretched out and comfortable. Gonna ask Tom what he used for stock. It's really good and the best laid back seat post I have ever seen for our thing.
Sorry on suggestions on where to buy one. I'm sure some one has a link for you.
Not hard to make, easy to store. Heck, don't put a bend in em 'till ya send em out and even easier to store. (depending on how ya make them) And would be doing the community good.
For any one who has never tried one. They are great. A bicycle is set up so that your weight is over the pedals so as to give ya more umph and make it easier to press down on em. When cruising with a motor or engine, there is no need. So you're in a less comfortable, prone position leaning on your arms more than necessary. With a lay back seat post, your feet are positioned further out in front of you and your weight is on your butt. Far less fatiguing, too. As vibrations being transmitted up your arms and using energy holding yourself propped.
But rather, scooted back on yer arss like Good intended. LOL
Seriously, do 4 hrs on an uncomfortable, lil vibrating 2 smoke and same 4 hrs on one with a layback seatpost. 2 different days.
I'm a small Guy 5'8" 155 lbs. Sets me back only 2 or so inches. Much better with than without. Bigger / taller guys may need more "lay back". You may need to cut the horned end of it off so the seat will slide on easily. Also real Cheap. Hey Dan! Mooslevania? That north of Bangor?
"The island has no permanent population, and conditions are said to be harsh and unpleasant. The island is in a state of terra nullius, since neither Canada nor the United States wants to claim the land and each country says it belongs to the other. (See Bir Tawil for a similar real-life example of this.) Bullwinkle J. Moose serves as Moosylvania's presumed namesake and its governor but only stays two weeks at a time, since (according to Bullwinkle) "after two weeks here, anyplace else feels like Heaven."
I really did forget your suggestion, Allen. Truly clever, free and works awesome. Plus, ya get 2.
Being a whopping 4 foot 17 inches tall, ya'd think a laid back, bent seatpost would not be a big deal. But they really make a huge difference in comfort. A long ride with that and some sort of suspension. It's night and day comfort wise.
I wanna make a frame where the seat post comes out of the top tube. So it is horizontal. Could be 6'4 and be comfortable on a wally world sized bike. And quickly adjust for long rides pedaling home after a breakdown.
To make my lay back post I picked up an old extra long post from a local bike recycling depot. I think it was two or three dollars and about 14 inches long. I also jammed in the thickest piece of rebar that would fit inside. Then I went to an abandoned industrial building and found an 8 foot piece of heavy pipe and place to bend it. Easy to do and I did it in small increments to get exactly the angle I wanted. I would not recommend this method without the rebar.