Gel seat DIY


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  • gnarly sprockets

Posted February 25, 2006 - 12:35 PM

#1

My 650r gel seat procedure.

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http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat2.jpg

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http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat4.jpg

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http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat6.jpg

I got the gel here: http://www.arthritis...928/page/461374

There is enough for at least two seats. Makes HUGE difference. Quells vibration. Short coming: adds weight, stays cold and hot longer than foam.

  • vorra65

Posted February 25, 2006 - 01:25 PM

#2

Nice work. :thumbsup:

  • HawkGT

Posted February 25, 2006 - 02:21 PM

#3

Good job and thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

  • M1Tanker

Posted February 25, 2006 - 03:17 PM

#4

For those of us on a budget and with multiple bikes, is there a way to sew the jel into riding pants? Would this even be a good idea?

Steve

  • pigryder

Posted February 25, 2006 - 03:36 PM

#5

Dude that seat is sweet! Great Idea! If I didnt stand all the time I would definetely do that!! :thumbsup: I cant ride sitting down :thumbsup:

  • XR-rated

Posted February 25, 2006 - 04:12 PM

#6

My son and I are ridding the MCCCT Safari this summer. 700 miles of single track in 5 days

You sir are a life saver...or at the very least, a butt saver.

(No disrespect intended)

  • thouk

Posted February 25, 2006 - 04:26 PM

#7

Hey Y'all,
Just some extra info. That same gel is available on Ebay. You can buy it by the square inch. I bought a piece that was 8 inches by 18 inches. It came out to I think about $40 for the piece with shipping included. I had the cover put back on yesterday. The only thing I did was only cut the front section so that the gel piece contours in up front. It sits on top of the foam in the back to provide additional comfort for my sensitive rear. Hope that helps and happy riding. Tony

  • gnarly sprockets

Posted February 25, 2006 - 05:07 PM

#8

Dude that seat is sweet! Great Idea! If I didnt stand all the time I would definetely do that!! :thumbsup: I cant ride sitting down :thumbsup:


Then you're not riding far enough! I've got a stand up limit of about 100 miles.

  • gnarly sprockets

Posted February 25, 2006 - 05:10 PM

#9

For those of us on a budget and with multiple bikes, is there a way to sew the jel into riding pants? Would this even be a good idea?

Steve


Gel underwear! Damn that's a good idea. Or you could wear it like a diaper. :thumbsup:

  • M1Tanker

Posted February 25, 2006 - 05:14 PM

#10

Gel underwear! Damn that's a good idea. Or you could wear it like a diaper. :thumbsup:


Well, as much as I like the idea of wearing a diaper (no, really), I was thinking gel-biker shorts or the gel just sewn into the buttflap on the back of the riding pants.

Steve (who has no butt and needs gel-implants) :thumbsup:

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  • XR-rated

Posted February 26, 2006 - 07:35 AM

#11

I was thinking, with one of those 18" X 18" pads I could do two seats (18" X 9").

(Somebody check my math.)

  • gnarly sprockets

Posted February 26, 2006 - 12:57 PM

#12

I was thinking, with one of those 18" X 18" pads I could do two seats (18" X 9").

(Somebody check my math.)


You don't need math. Just read the first post.

  • M1Tanker

Posted February 26, 2006 - 09:09 PM

#13

Check this out: Gel bicycle shorts.

Steve

  • bernvantiem1

Posted March 06, 2006 - 05:34 PM

#14

That looks good.

  • HC

Posted March 08, 2006 - 07:33 AM

#15

is that a custom rack?

  • gnarly sprockets

Posted March 08, 2006 - 04:22 PM

#16

is that a custom rack?


Scott Summers and I don't recommend it. I've seen another that's sold on XR's Only and it looks better.

  • 767driver

Posted April 14, 2006 - 08:37 AM

#17

Nice job on the seat mod. I also like that that cover it's simple and stylish at the same time. Who makes it?

  • MindBlower

Posted April 14, 2006 - 04:53 PM

#18

I don't think biker shorts would help much. They are padded where you sit on those tiny little seats (we recumbent riders call them "wedgies"). Much narrower seat. More around the inner thigh/crotch area.

  • doggerdan1

Posted July 09, 2006 - 09:24 AM

#19

My 650r gel seat procedure.

http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat1.jpg

http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat2.jpg

http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat3.jpg

http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat4.jpg

http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat5.jpg

http://i40.photobuck...ts/Gelseat6.jpg

I got the gel here: http://www.arthritis...928/page/461374

There is enough for at least two seats. Makes HUGE difference. Quells vibration. Short coming: adds weight, stays cold and hot longer than foam.

Did you use the 1/4" or 1/2" pads? If you were to do it again, would you use the same pad thickness?

  • GIANTac1

Posted July 09, 2006 - 02:06 PM

#20

Gel underwear! Damn that's a good idea. Or you could wear it like a diaper. :ride:

Go to your local mountain bike shop and pick up a pair. They work great :ride: They cost any where from 30-60 USD. I use them when pedaling or when the pig is between the legs! :ride:





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