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Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby tom84std » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:40 am



Hey don't laugh! I was riding through a little town yesterday in New Mexico. I was in GREAT discomfort because for whatever reason my tailbone is extremely sensitive and after about an hour hurts really bad.
I stopped at a pharmacy and bought this thing for $10. While it's designed to help the "center" of the seating surface, I found that I can slide it forward and sorta hang my tailbone off the back. Ahh... I can ride for hours like this. It actually came with a denim colored cover but I removed it for the photo.



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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:03 pm

I also don't have and built in "padding"....
I'm trying to incorporate the same design inside the seat with inflatable pads....So far so good.
I got a mini "compressor" from the seat of a wrecked Explorer and the control valves...The "bags" are from similar seats...eg,lumbar support...
Now to sculpture it into the seat.....
It' gonna be a dual adjustable air ride cushioned seat when I'm done....momma wants it too.
I just have to get the couture right.

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby tom84std » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:48 pm

Virgil that's actually a brand new Roadsofa seat. Used for the very first time this trip. I thought it would be more comfortable but to my great disappointment it wasn't. If anything, the old factory seat is probably better. I'm gonna take some day trips without the donut and hope the thing 'settles' into shape for me.

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:09 pm

I've got the "bony butt" problem and the center cutout didn't relieve the numbness much on my first attempt.Funny tho,I can set in the explorer seat for hours..Hmmm.It has to be weight distribution.
I think I may need a bit more "side wall" support rather than just a air bladder under my butt bones.

Either that or try to mount the leather Ford Explorer seat to the bike... :lol:

I could do that.. :shock:

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:39 pm

This picture from Google may look ridiculous.....however it does give me ideas....

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby Mag » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:31 pm

Looks like an oversized mint life-saver ;)

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby tom84std » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:19 pm

The raised lettering would be terrible!

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby dingdong » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:06 am

Puts a whole new meaning to breath mints.
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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby Mag » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:34 pm

lol....now that's a funny, right there!!

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:28 am

There was a guy on one of the VTX boards I belong to and he used a bicycle tire partially inflated and bent and taped it into a position that he favored and he said it worked like a champ. When he was done he made a cover for it and uses it regularly. I had an AirHawk cushion and when I see one on sale I will get another. THOSE WORK!!!!!!!

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby 1grouch2u » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:37 pm

Really? -Hi guys (you're all nutz...) Just dropped in to say hi, and get in on the drawing. I need somebodies old seat for my '76 when you get tired of it taking up space in your garage- mine's trashed- pan, cover, foam and all- but it is so-o-o-o comfortable! Like worn out jeans or something. Good luck with the seat cushions though- I might try some black duct tape but I'm afraid it will leak adhesive out and mess up my clothes (especially here in Texas, man it's hot out there!)

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby tom84std » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:59 pm

Grouch, last week in Colorado my girlfriend complained a lot about it being cold. She said it was just unnatural to ride a bike in the middle of July and freeze!

We made it back to DFW Monday night. I talked to her today. She said she really wished she was back in Colorado.

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:09 pm

Think I will stick with my AirHawk, thanks!
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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby 1grouch2u » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:28 pm

Yeah, you can always put on more clothes to stay warmer, but removing becomes a major saftey (and in my case decency) issue. It was over 100 here in Bonham today, and Tuesday I have to ride to Sherman- normally would be a nice ride but my right wrist has atrophied and I've been quite ill so along with the excessive heat it's going to be a risky, touch and go kind of escapade. I wish I still had that cruise control that was in the box with the rest of the bike when I got it (I bought one of those "flapper" type things, but unsure if I'll be able to manipulate it effectively) -What I really need to do is put a front master cyl. on there with a smaller bore- 9/16" or 5/8" (although Randakk sez the 14mm not good idea) Hopefully I'll get some black duct tape on my seat soon and clean the old girl up- I haven't given her a good polish in some time- needs compound, wax, polish... Ride free brothers! Great bunch of guys- some good friends I'm happy to be included 8-)

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby redial » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:25 am

Hey Grouch, why not take your seat to an upholsterer? If it is comfortable, but the cover has seen better days, and the stitching has perished from hanging on so tight :shock: , then an upholsterer might be able to recover the seat.
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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby WA9FWT » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:44 pm

tom84std wrote:Hey don't laugh! I was riding through a little town yesterday in New Mexico. I was in GREAT discomfort because for whatever reason my tailbone is extremely sensitive and after about an hour hurts really bad.
I stopped at a pharmacy and bought this thing for $10. While it's designed to help the "center" of the seating surface, I found that I can slide it forward and sorta hang my tailbone off the back. Ahh... I can ride for hours like this. It actually came with a denim colored cover but I removed it for the photo.

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Have ring will travel!


That reminds me of some time back, a guy came into my shop and asked for a inner tube,( ran a small engine shop ) I said....what size do you need ? He said it doesn't matter, as he turned around and pointed to his butt.
I got the picture and sold him one :lol: I still have some old ones in my garage. I guess I just may look into using one my self too see how it works..... :roll:

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby dingdong » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:56 am

Watch out for that valve stem.
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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:21 am

dingdong wrote:Watch out for that valve stem.


Never thought about the valve stem :o Thanks for the tip.
Last evening on TV, I see a add for a Jell cushion (pad ) I wonder if that would work on the cycle ?
I do have a cushion I put on if I'm to go on a long ride, but after a while it seems that could be better too.

I just want something cheap that works :roll:

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Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Postby yechave » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:29 am

I wasted a couple of years with the tire tubes, the walmart comfy cushion (which was not bad), the roid seat cushion, and finally decided we had so much money in the Gold Wing, it was time to try the money back guaranteed Air Hawk R.

Never looked back! I wonder how I managed to ride all these years with out one. I could not ride the GW now without it.

The hard part is getting just the right amount of air in the seat.

I also use this in my VW Jetta, which takes all the pressure off my hip joints, as well as carry in to restaurants and anywhere else that might have a hard seat.

Can't say enough about it.




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