Bike Seat Cover

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Bike Seat Cover

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:05 pm

Does anyone know how to make a bike seat cover? I've found several on-line, YouTube, etc...I don't sew so they seem a little complicated.

Maybe someone knows a simple method?
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Postby Oldguy » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:18 pm

showercap with elastic edge...
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Postby HandJamMasterC » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:13 pm

What, you got shirtcockers using your bike ?? :shock: :shock: :lol:

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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:34 am

Oldguy wrote:showercap with elastic edge...


Won't that make my balls sweat? I was thinking like sewing material with like a tiger striped or camouflage print....or maybe, YEAH...somehow attach it to the shower cap...hmmmmmm
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Postby JStep » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:41 am

Better yet, one of those cushy bike seats that looks like a mini captains chair with a back rest and arm rests... *that* would be sweet. And you could just put a towel down for bike rides and not even worry about skid marks!
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Postby TomServo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:23 am

Get a cheap bicycle seat, spray glue the seat and stretch your fabric over it. Trim and secure. Never tried it, but seems doable. My first year i duct taped foam rubber to my seat, since it had been years since i rode a bike..and my ass hurt.
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Postby Fufa » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:51 pm

- punch/cut holes along the edge of the fabric shape (bigger than top of seat).
- thread pretty ribbon through holes
- put on seat
- pull string tight and tie a pretty bow
- tada! removable bike seat cover

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Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:09 pm

Fufa wrote:- punch/cut holes along the edge of the fabric shape (bigger than top of seat).
- thread pretty ribbon through holes
- put on seat
- pull string tight and tie a pretty bow
- tada! removable bike seat cover


Fufa is a genius but manly men could also:

--steal an elastic cord & cord stop off the front of your kid's backpack

--thread that through the holes, edges of which you have reinforced with fray-block or glue

--put on seat over layer of foam

--pull the cord, slide the stop, trim the excess

--tada!!!
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Postby Fufa » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:22 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
Fufa wrote:- punch/cut holes along the edge of the fabric shape (bigger than top of seat).
- thread pretty ribbon through holes
- put on seat
- pull string tight and tie a pretty bow
- tada! removable bike seat cover


Fufa is a genius but manly men could also:

--steal an elastic cord & cord stop off the front of your kid's backpack

--thread that through the holes, edges of which you have reinforced with fray-block or glue

--put on seat over layer of foam

--pull the cord, slide the stop, trim the excess

--tada!!!


I fully endorse your modification (and accept your compliment :oops: )! A tight elastic might make for a more secure cover as well.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:21 pm

Fufa wrote:A tight elastic might make for a more secure cover as well.


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Postby Elorrum » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:28 pm

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Postby dragonpilot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:08 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
Fufa wrote:- punch/cut holes along the edge of the fabric shape (bigger than top of seat).
- thread pretty ribbon through holes
- put on seat
- pull string tight and tie a pretty bow
- tada! removable bike seat cover


Fufa is a genius but manly men could also:
--steal an elastic cord & cord stop off the front of your kid's backpack
--thread that through the holes, edges of which you have reinforced with fray-block or glue
--put on seat over layer of foam
--pull the cord, slide the stop, trim the excess
--tada!!!


@Fufa...By Jove, I think you've got it!

@MDF...And I'll go the manly route also as advocated by MDF, but perhaps zipties!

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Re: Bike Seat Cover

Postby skibear » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:59 pm

Simple
just buy a wide seat.


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