levelling a seat question

elderone
elderone Posts: 1,410
edited October 2013 in Workshop
how do you level a seat where the back end turns up so the whole seat is not flat.
do you put a book on top and level it that way,or
put a level on the flat half of the seat. :?:
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Comments

  • monkimark
    monkimark Posts: 1,780
    Eye it in against a horizontal line - mortar joints in brickork would be a good one.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,511
    Level the middle third of the seat. You might have to tweak it a mm or two up or down to find comfort.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Do it by eye at home then adjust after 3-4 miles on the road if needed.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • MikeWW
    MikeWW Posts: 723
    I put a piece of wood along the full length of the saddle and then use a spirit level-even if there is a rise at the back of the saddle it works well. Important that the seat is not tilting back at all or your pelvis will be positioned wrong
  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    MikeWW wrote:
    Important that the seat is not tilting back at all or your pelvis will be positioned wrong

    Personally, I think that is a little bit of an over-simplification. True for many, but not for all.

    (FWIW my saddle is level, but I do know riders who have nose up).
  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    MikeWW wrote:
    Important that the seat is not tilting back at all or your pelvis will be positioned wrong

    Personally, I think that is a little bit of an over-simplification. True for many, but not for all.

    (FWIW my saddle is level, but I do know riders who have nose up).
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Spirt level works.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    a level seat is the biggest myth in cycling.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    maddog 2 wrote:
    a level seat is the biggest myth in cycling.

    I thought KOPS was the biggest myth in cycling??
  • mamba80
    mamba80 Posts: 5,032
    its that anyone will get good advice on a forum :lol:
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,511
    Good advice ^^
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  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    Make sure the bike is on a level surface. I usually then just place the spirit level between the nose and the highest spot on the back of the saddle.
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  • kajjal
    kajjal Posts: 3,380
    The bit most people miss is as above make sure you are on a level surface. If your bike is facing down a slope and you set the saddle level by a spirit level as soon as the bike is on level ground the saddle is pointing up at the front.