how to make a cheap layback seatpost.

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  1. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i dunno. i'm not a seatpost engineer, just a guy with a good idea that works for my bike.

    and from the looks of those bikes, why would you want a layback seatpost? what're ya 10 feet tall or somethin'?
     
  2. The Newbie!

    The Newbie! New Member

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    I was actually sitting here reading this entire thread (yeah I gotta cple laughs too) thinkin about the seatpost I saw at a bike shop the other day, as I too would like a laid back post for my Stingray, n no I'm not 10' tall, but this post I saw absolutley floored me. It was all carbon fiber, the size I need for the Stingray but it only had a layback totalling 35 mm, could'ja guess how much that thing cost? I was like eieieieieieieieieieei EXCUSE ME? Did you say 175 bux, for a freakin seatpost? They had some pretty cool bikes in there too, but cmon?
     
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    altoids tin air cleaner.JPG CAREFUL is all i got! have a look at this ghetto laid back aproach to a low and long look?
     
  4. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    Yep that's how I did it too. I hate mountain bike handlebars really am glad I found a use for them.
     
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    I know this reply is a little overdue... but I just came across it. At 6'2" a layback post is a must for me, and at 135lbs I don't think I'll be bending any type of steel anytime soon. I know... freakishly skinny for my height, but thats where the "bones" in jbones comes from. (A nickname that I have always hated, but have grown to accept)! P.s. - my favorite one-sitting meals... A whole frozen pizza... or ten crunchy tacos from the bell... or two whoppers with cheese and large fries. What can I say? It goes right to... (oops... I mean right past)... my thighs...
     
  6. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    amen. i'm 5'7" and i eat bags of doritos, whole pizzas, and drink cases of beer. and i'm still the same size since 8th grade.
     
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    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Hmmm... sounds like you're revin' high. Carb is definitely lean in spite of a rich mix of fuel. I have the opposite problem. Seems like I bog down some even with a leaner mix. Go figure.
    SB
     
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    We all weigh the same when you take your ride and hop up on the hand rail at the mall and slide down to the bottom and land!
     
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    Yay...!!! I have a layback seatpost now, inspired (in a way) by b-co's hacksaw idea!

    After viewing the photos you will either judge my creativity or judge my sanity...

    Let the tomato throwing begin...
     

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    JB, if you were sane you would not be amongst us folks with out restraints.

    *I, by the powers vested in me by the voices in my head do declare jbones9869 sain and in good mental health.*

    (so you can cite this in court. trust me. Comes in handy)
     
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    my Local shop sells layback seats lol i was in there the other day
     
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    thanks for the tip,... (mmm) neat!
     
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    The best part about destroying my computer desk, is that I can tell people I got my seatpost from IKEA! ;)
     
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    No Sweden No IKEA,...? ha!
     
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    Why not plug the ends and pour some melted aluminum in it. You would not need more than about a pint or less. I use a homemade furnace and charcoal as the fuel. Probably would take less than an hour from scratch to get up to temp an do the pour. Let it cool slowly, to get a good hardness and not too brittle. If anyone wants plans on the furnace, I can send you something.
    Jim

     
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    JB,
    That's the strangest looking computer keyboard I've ever seen. Mine has little numbers and letters on it.
    Tom
     
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    That sounds awesome Jim! Please do post. Love this about this crazy. Always some thing to learn an' some one sharing "How to"

    .flg.
     
  18. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    youse guys are taking this way too far. IKEA computer desk? i wouldn't trust that to hold up my computer, much less hittin' a manhole cover at 35mph.

    and melting aluminum? if i was a blacksmith, i'd just make a whole bike with a hammer and an anvil.

    seriously, it's just a handlebar seatpost. no need to go so extreme about it.
     
  19. Dan

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    In Asian accent; "Wy U soo cranky Baird, you cranky. Wy you so cranky?" LOL, snork. laff


    Put the wrench down! kidding, kidding!





    oowwwwwww.....
     
  20. Dontwannawalk

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    Just a note,
    If you want to buy one Ghent Cruisers sells them and, I have a brother who used to own The Masonville Garage (Model A Parts) (now non existent) whom some of you may have done business with back in the 70's & 80's, who built mine for me. It depends on what you want but he built mine of solid steel. I think I could persuade him to do a little manufacturing if you want me to look into it. I had a little altering done on mine because I had an idea in mind of what I was going to do with it. no funny ideas now, that thing would hurt!
    Norm
     

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