When I was taking the seat cover off my Miyata seat one of the nuts
refused to loosen - it just spun around together with the srew. This
was because the square part of the srew (which holds the***steady)
had become rounded. I fixed the problem by taking off all the other
front and rear bumper nuts and removing the seat cover as much as
possible. I then held the rounded srew's head steady with vice-grips
and took the nut off. Feeling proud of myself, I reassembled the seat
only to discover that another***had become rounded and wouldn't do
This means that the bumpers cannot be properly re-installed.
Furthermore it would make any future seat upgrades (change of bumpers
or airseat conversion) very difficult. Right now the seat is still
in pieces until I decide exactly what to do as any messing around with
it will probably make things worse!
Has anyone met this problem before? Should I just buy new screws?
Would extra washers on each side of the seat plate help? Or would a
steel plate with square holes strategically placed for each nut & bolt
Keep on pedallin'!