how to make a cheap layback seatpost.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by bairdco, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Don't now about bent seat post but I sure as h*ll am impressed by a guy that can ride off a curb carrying a 12 pack. Haven't been able to do that in years.

    Steve.
     
  2. 2door

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    LOL, Fasteddy,
    I had the same thought. I even feel a little uneasy waving at people and making turn signals with my left hand. Both-hand-on-the-bars Tom. That's me anymore. And I can remember when I used to do half my bike riding with NO HANDS. Just pedaling along comfortable with a bottle of Coke in one hand the other one hanging at my side. Ahhh youth.
    Tom
     
  3. professor

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    That was really good. I didn't know there was a humor section here, thanks for lightening up my day.
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    they should have a lost and found section on this forum. people can check to see if their sense of humor's in there...
     
  5. bbb

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    The 300 + lb guys have an advantage...they get their bent seat posts for free :)
     
  6. Zenoptic

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    we (it may only be me) get better traction!
     
  7. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    o_O

    Every section isa humor section... but it all depends on how ya look at it lol ;)
     
  8. WayneC

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    One of the funniest threads I've seen. My family is looking at me weird sitting here in the corner laughing at my computer screen. Bairdco, do you do standup?

    Anyway, I was just wondering why we are bending seat posts? Is it for comfort, or cool looks, or what?
    I've got my seat low so I can reach the ground comfortably, but pedaling is not great at that low altitude for any length of time. Maybe a little further back would help.

    I've got those same handlebars (rust and all) in my attic unless Bairdco took 'em while my back was turned. I may give this a go. If they can be bent, I'll manage nicely!
    WC
     
  9. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    it's to get that cool, laid back look when you're riding. only cops and chicks sit upright on a motorsickle...
     
  10. Dan

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    Thing I really like about em is your not leaning on the bars and peddles. With the engine doing the work, I find it uncomfortable being right over the BB.
     
  11. 2door

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    Dan put it better than I could ever explain it. He said, "Without a lay-back seat post I feel like I'm doing the chicken dance when I ride." I still laugh about that one.
    Tom
     

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  12. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I beg your pardon, but don't forget the old farts, too. Ha!
    SB
     
  13. Dan

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    Tom, just noticed you painted your seat post the same color as the Jag. Nice touch.
     
  14. Elmo

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    Never thought of the bars for seat post thing also never had a laid back post. Will have to try it on my new greyhound build. might need it, havent rode anything but my recumbents for years. Thanks Bairdco, also thanks for lightening up my day. BTW I only weigh 175.
    Elmo
     
  15. Zenoptic

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    lightweight!
     
  16. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    tom, nice brake noodle clutch mod. that works awesome, hunh? mine's super smooth...
     

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  17. Elmo

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    I'll take that as a compliment Zen. I weighed 155 from 23 to 60 then it started to pile on. Mostly where my belt goes. Oh well.
    Elmo
     
  18. GNflyby

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    bairdco, I like your idea, it's simple and it works, what more can you ask for! Oh and thanks for the laugh, I really needed it today (physical therapy day). Nelson. laff
     
  19. DVBikes

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    what about a stingray chopper the seat post is fat and bolted to seat
     
  20. DVBikes

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    SO how would i go about making one for my schwinn stingray
     

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