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Mounting SLR saddle on a spinning bike(8 posts)

Mounting SLR saddle on a spinning bikesuperdog
Oct 16, 2003 7:44 PM
I plan on doing a lot of spinning this winter. If it's anything like last winter, I won't be able to tolerate those huge saddles that come standard on the spinning bikes. This fall I purchased a Schwinn Spinner seat slider so I could mount my own saddle on it and take it to class.

The seat slider has a plain vertical "pipe" that you mount the seat to. I had to go to my LBS to get one of those low-end seat clamps that will clamp on to the "pipe" type seat posts. The only problem is that the clamp bolts stick out wider than the seat and I'm sure I'll wear holes in my shorts on the first day.

I've been trying to think of a way to attach my saddle to the seat post without using this bulky old fashoned seat clamp.

The only thing I can think of would be to purchase a modern seat post, shorten it to a few inches in length and slide it over the existing post. Then I'd have a standard "narrow" clamping mechanism to mount the SLR saddle.

The mounting surface of the Schwinn seatpost is approx. 35mm high and 23mm in diameter. I'm not sure if the hollow end of a modern seat post would slide over the 23mm Schwinn Spinner seatpost. If it would, I might be able to epoxy it in place. I'd only have 35 mm of length for bonding.

Anybody have any other ideas?
why stress for a spin bike?ColnagoFE
Oct 17, 2003 7:17 AM
it's an hour or 2 max. just use the spin saddle. you can tolerate anything for that period of time. If that isn't an option how about a standard Flite? Should be similar enough to the SLR.
here's whysuperdog
Oct 17, 2003 8:26 AM
I already purchased a saddle and seat slider for this purpose.

Many times during the winter months, the spinning class is the only workout I get. I want to be sitting on my own saddle so that when spring gets here, I don't have to "break-in" my behind again.
Great idea.. too bad you can't do the same w/ the bar...NMjjdbike
Oct 17, 2003 11:06 AM
I am going to do the same thing with the bar !superdog
Oct 17, 2003 11:30 AM
I have a piece of square tubing that I'm going to cut off and use for the handlebar slider. I'll have to drill one hole for the stop pin to fit into. I'm going to weld a flat piece of metal to cap off the square tubing and then weld a 3 cm piece of scrap fork sterrer tube to it. Once I get that piece of sterrer tube on there I can mount an old stem and my old handlebars.

I know this seems like overkill but last winter I did spinning all winter long and didn't get out much to ride on the roads. When spring rolled around, I was hurting when I got back on my road bike. I'm not going to go through that again.
Dig the McGyverisms SD, but, just move to CaliforniaBIG RING
Oct 17, 2003 11:34 AM
I would if I couldsuperdog
Oct 17, 2003 11:41 AM
Can I get a house there for $150,000
Plenty of affordable housing hereStraightblock
Oct 17, 2003 2:16 PM