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Snapped Seat Spring
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So I discovered the saddle on my mountain bike felt funny and discovered when I got home that the spring suspension had snapped and I was missing a piece of bar. I wonder is this normal after 5000 miles of bumpy roads and trail riding, i.e. due to metal fatigue, or could there have been a flaw in the steel? The bars were about 8mm thick.  Anyway after grinding the ends of the break down and re-welding with stainless steel rods, the joint has stayed intact after a further 2000 bumpy miles. I could have bought a new saddle but it was a challenge to repair the old one!

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That is a first for me on a saddle of that type. you must really love the saddle!
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(10-24-2015, 01:37 PM)painkiller Wrote:  That is a first for me on a saddle of that type. you must really love the saddle!

Not really, just another repair challenge. Still, it didn't cost me anything!
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