seat/no-seat

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Bloodhound, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. No, I'm a surviver. Not having a seat is the price to pay for such a cool frame.

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  2. I'm too lazy to not have a little sit down after every line...

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  3. My back hurts too much with no seat present.

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  4. They make bikes with no seat...?

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  5. I ride pure comp style, I have no need for a seat.

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  6. I must have a seat for practical reasons (distances)

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  1. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

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    so whats your opinion on the whole seat, no-seat thing?
    All the really nice frames I like have no seat, but sitting is good, hmmm...

    I think all the reasnable options have been listed...

    Steffen'
     
  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    im just used to riding without a seat. sometimes on my bikes that do have seats (dh, streety hardtail) i find myself standing up a lot more than necessary.
     

  3. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, I moved this to Observed Trials Discussion cause I wasn't sure why it should be in the media section.

    Anyhow, I ride without a seat. I find that when I have a seat on I bang the hell out of my inner calves and I can't trackstand very well because when I lean my bike to one side or the other, the seat limits the amount I can "tilt" the bike.

    Bill
     
  4. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    there are many times when having no seat has saved me from very painful times, plus, they weight like a pound. ?
     
  5. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    weel, you don't need a seat on a trials bike, so i don't have one. i like my bmx seat though.
     
  6. Morryjg

    Morryjg Guest

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    Where's the option "I need a seat so I can sit around and watch everyone that does not suck like me."
     
  7. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

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    haha That was actually one of the original options but it evolved into the 'I'm too lazy not to have a little sit down after every line...' option because you genrally watch somebody else after your line anyway.

    Whats the farthest you guys go without a seat, distance wise?
    Doesnt it bother you that you cant sit down and relax and catch your breath?
     
  8. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Back when I bothered riding long distances, a mile or two on a mod was normal....and if you can't catch your breath while standing up, you have serious health issues.
     
  9. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    the first night i had my bullit built up a few years ago i rode it to my school, rode around ther, rode home- no seat though i had the wrong size post. all said and done that was a 36 pounds free ride bike, seatless, for over 8 miles.

    i used to ride to my friend's house on my hydra "back in the day." it was about 3.5 miles one way. it sucked but i did it cus i wanted to ride. i will ride all day without a seat now and not even think twice about it. we may only be covering a not even a mile's worth of distance from the parking spot but it's usually a solid few hours-all day of trials along the way. if i wanted to sit down there is grass, park benches, ledges... all sorts of stuff i would ten times rather sit on than a damn bike seat- am i the only one that thinks bike seats are not the ideal sitting perch?
     
  10. JHuskTrials

    JHuskTrials New Member

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    Seats are for fools:) I did zip tie one to my bike recently, but I still rarely use it. People don't ask me where my seat is though:).
     
  11. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    still have a seat, attached with wire, mainly because if i didnt i would have to look at a badly hacksawed seat tube, people would ask me where my seat is and when my tyre gets wet or dirty its not fun to sit on to have a rest
     
  12. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    Riding w/o a seat builds abbs and your legs. Its like a free working while you get from one spot to the next.