bike seat question...

deacon

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Jan 15, 2008
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I need to move my bicycle seat back about two or three inches. It isn't urgent but I would like to do it. So somebody tell me how ones does that without a lot of fuss.

this is the bike
 

Ilikeabikea

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Jan 27, 2008
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Deacon, I cut my seat post into three peices. Two 45 degree cuts. I rotated the cuts so it moved the seat back about two inches and then welded it back together. That would be some good practice for your welding machine.......................
 
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Don't do it. Look at where that seat is now. It's almost directly above your rear axle.
You move that seat back enough to go past that rear axle it's a guaranteed wipeout. Your front wheel will go up and over.
 

deacon

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That has already happened lol.. Cracked my tail bone. I looked at the picture and i think I agree with you. However the old banana seats were all the way back.
 

jasonh

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Well I can't see the picture because I'm at work...but, do you just need more distance from the handlebars? Might try getting a new stem/bars to move them forward instead of moving the seat back...