Pashley Seat Mod.

Pashley Seat Mod.

Post by Mike Pay » Tue, 03 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Recently I purchased a Pashley Muni and, as predicted, I love the
machine but just can't do the factory seat. I would like to install a
Viscount or a Schwinn seat (same 4 bolt pattern) in place of the factory
seat. My problem is that the post diameter is larger than the Schwinn
post or any other post that I have with that 4 bolt pattern. Will I have
to fabricate a post or is there a comercial one available? Any and all
ideas about a seat exchange on this uni will be much appreciated. I'm
sure that this issue has arisen before in these mailings, but I have not
been on line long enough to have seen it.  Thanks to all, Mike

 
 
 

Pashley Seat Mod.

Post by P Selwo » Wed, 04 Mar 1998 04:00:00

: Recently I purchased a Pashley Muni and, as predicted, I love the
: machine but just can't do the factory seat. I would like to install a
: Viscount or a Schwinn seat (same 4 bolt pattern) in place of the factory
: seat. My problem is that the post diameter is larger than the Schwinn
: post or any other post that I have with that 4 bolt pattern. Will I have
: to fabricate a post or is there a comercial one available? Any and all
: ideas about a seat exchange on this uni will be much appreciated. I'm
: sure that this issue has arisen before in these mailings, but I have not
: been on line long enough to have seen it.  Thanks to all, Mike

Both my wife and I have Pashley MUnis and both of us have changed the
saddle. I went for a Viscount - DM sells them with the correct sized
post (or near as dammit). My wife contines to use her Miyata saddle and
stem but uses a shim (cheap to buy from a good bike shop, but may need
some modification) to get the fit. The default seat *is* rather ***
isn't it?

--
Paul Selwood              "Smock, smock, smock, smock, smock, smock!"


 
 
 

Pashley Seat Mod.

Post by Jon Do » Wed, 04 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I've fitted a Viscount with DM post - which is 25 mm - the Pashley needs a
25.4 mm post. I wasn't too happy about just tightening the whole lot up so
much, so I have a shim between the two - courtesy of a can of John Smiths
bitter. This is only about 0.1mm, ie makes up 0.2 mm of the diameter, but
at least it's nearer. I think food cans may be a bit thicker , but most of
them are ribbed - fruit and creamed mushrooms being the exception.....not
in the same can, of course ! Might be a bit fiddlier to fit, though.

Jon



Quote:
> Recently I purchased a Pashley Muni and, as predicted, I love the
> machine but just can't do the factory seat. I would like to install a
> Viscount or a Schwinn seat (same 4 bolt pattern) in place of the factory
> seat.