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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 11:45 PM
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Roy, does the seat actually pivot in the front and compress the springs? How do you keep the springs’ compression linear? Or are the springs decorative?
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Hi kilyung,

Yes the seat and springs are fully functional. The front bracket (see pics) was made to my design to try out this concept. It pivots at the front and compresses the springs to the rear. The springs are so firm it only moved a little which it good as I would not want it impacting the fender. But it does move enough to offer additional suspension. The whole set up stays perfectly in line, no issues at all.

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It looks splendid Roy!
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Roy, nice job mate. A compliment from another sprung seat convert.....and you got a like from Eisen

Like I said in my spring seat thread - best mod for comfort I've done to date. No need for Fox shock.


Look forward to some more feedback from you with regards to mechanical function.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Gents,

Thank you for that. I know I'm dancing to my own tune with my build, so it's not as popular as some builds but I'm fine with that and embrace all my little eccentricities. I'm really inspired by the bikes of the 1930's (see pic) but love the reliability/ride-ability of the modern bikes.

After adjusting the seat more forward yesterday it's much better. It's certainly good enough for me to ride and live with this for a while, if I continue to like it I will look at permanent brackets to clean the whole concept up.

The big 'shocker' (pun intended) has been how it has improved/altered the suspension/comfort. I thought it might improve things but not to this extent. I still need to get a longer ride in to see how she does.



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When does your Wilbers arrive ?
Will be interesting to hear your input after the seat mod...
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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When does your Wilbers arrive ?
Will be interesting to hear your input after the seat mod...
I'm guessing it's a week or two out, so not long now.

My guess is I'm going to be made up in the comfort department; Wilbers, springs under 'and' in the seat..

Fingers crossed...

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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When does your Wilbers arrive ?
Will be interesting to hear your input after the seat mod...
Hi eisen77,

To my surprise my Wilbers just got delivered...

So will be able to update soon.

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Gorgeous bike! and the seat totally works.
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