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 retrofit a Russell seat to the Swing

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Octarine
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PostSubject: retrofit a Russell seat to the Swing   Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:09 pm

OK, I want a Russell style seat with the wings for support but don't want to pay the 700 bucks or more to buy one new.

I just had an idea, not sure how well it will work. I see Russell seats for other bikes go fairly cheap on CL or Ebay from time to time. My idea is to pick up one of these in the right size (long two seat style) and have my very good local upholsterer use the parts from that seat to modify mine and put on a cover.

I know he can do the cover work, his seats are all over Chicago. I wonder how the wings are formed, I imagine they are stock pieces since they are attached to the stock seat pan.

Anyone want to point out the glaring flaw in my cunning plan? I looked at an airhawk and it didn't do it for me.
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PostSubject: Re: retrofit a Russell seat to the Swing   Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:33 pm

The wings are about 1/8 inch steel about 2 inches wide. It looks like they build some sort of base for them the attach to. The seat has several very large rivets in it once it is done. All of this is from my direct observation of three different Day Long seats that I have owned.

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PostSubject: Re: retrofit a Russell seat to the Swing   Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:43 pm

Yeah, thats what I thought from seeing them. Im sure I can re rivet the wings to my pan and have my upholsterer recover using the old russell foam as a guide for what to do with new material
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