Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Seat Brackets

Some people have had questions
about attaching their seat to their main tube.
Here are some ideas ...

Turn your head 90 degrees to the right if you have a hard time visualizing this ...
This is a bottom seat bracket to go on a round main tube.
The section to the right was made from 2 pieces of 3/4" EMT tubing ... or just one piece cut in half. The wall thickness is too thin otherwise.

I adjusted one piece to fit snuggly to the other ... then adjusted the whole thing to fit around the seat tube.
Tack welded the 2 EMT pieces together.
"Adjust" = use hammer to tap it around another tube or rod used as a mandrel to spread it slightly.

Here's a support bracket for the upper back of seat ...
It's upside down ... because the seat is laying on the ground.
You think the photographer could have taken the foto the other way around ...
bracket was made using the same "adjusting" technique.

Just to be consistent in upside-down fotos ...
This bracket was made by tack welding a "U" bracket
to a piece of tubing.

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