Classic low style seat question

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  1. Ancient Order

    Ancient Order New Member

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    I'm trying to convert my cruiser into a classic looking board tracker. I've already cut the handlebars and got a shiny new headlight, but I can't seem to find the types of seats where the post hole is up at the front. Is there a way to do that to a normal seat or can you get them somewhere?

    Thanks!
     
  2. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    A lay-back seat post is prob. what you are looking for, they put the rider position back a few inches.
     
  3. Ancient Order

    Ancient Order New Member

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    something like this.shft.
     

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    JohnThomas Sorrels New Member

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    Yep, that's a layback seat post. They are very simple to make if you can weld, otherwise Sportsman Flyer sells them.
     
  5. Ancient Order

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    Ahhhh much thanks!
     
  6. truckd

    truckd Active Member

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    You might even try an alternative to the brooks saddle as well, try a Gyes you can get them at either
    www.crowcycleco.com
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    I have 5 of the Gyes Cruiser at 11"x10" and they are Waaaayyy Better! then a Brooks
     
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  7. harry76

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    Waaaaaayyyy better then a Brooks????? "What you talkin bout Willis?" :)
     
  8. truckd

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    Did you read the whole thread?? Saddles, seats, buttbusters, drawJammers, I don't know what you call them over there in Australia.
    Yha Waaayyy!! Better
     
  9. harry76

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    They are "Seats" here in OZ, I know the Gyes is real leather but IMO they don't look anywhere as good as a Brooks, I can't comment on the feel of them as I've never sat on one, but I think the leather looks cheaper on the Gyes. But hey I'm no expert, just an observation.
     
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    The leather is thicker and is even covered with Kevlar on the bottom Gyes are Great saddles stop wasting bigg $$ on a brooks at least check them out I ordered one from the Gyes Co over seas and they went out of there way to get me a saddle of my choice and color as a result of their effort to service me I now have the only one of that particular design and color in the whole world, left my camera in Los Angeles at my nieces house or I'd take a picture of it and post it
    My bikes are quality Harry as you've seen and I won't put crap on them or recommend crap either I think A.O. should check them out
     
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    harry76 New Member

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    I haven't even spent as much as a Gyes, I buy them secondhand and restore them.... $30 is the most I've spent, and they have way more character IMO..... But you may very well be right about the Gyes. I have enough seats at home that I'll never buy a new one. But your right AO should check them and make his own mind up
     

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