Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Mike in Los Angeles
Another custom seat
I’m one that enjoys tinkering so here I am with another custom seat.
My 1st custom seat was pretty good with a reshaping of the stock foam and addition of memory foam drastically improving comfort around town and transitions in the canyons. Plus a black diamond reskin gave it a snazzy look. I also polished the seat pan to give the seat a little more pop. It also had the added benefit of reflecting my under seat directionals. Visibility is significantly increased at night. I think of this as my “Friday night out” seat.
My 2nd attempt was geared more towards orthopedic comfort on long days in the saddle. I measured the distance between my seat bones, added some more memory foam, and sanded out a groove to reduce perineal pressure. Finally it was reskinned distressed brown for a more casual look. Installed on a black seat pan with a brass plaque, it gives off a vintage vibe. This is my “Sunday morning” seat.
I’m going for a long ride tomorrow to see if seat #2 meets the design goal. What I love about the Bobber is that I can change seats in 5 minutes depending on my mood or ride.