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Old 08 May 2010, 14:35   #1
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How high would you go

Well there are a number of suspension seats now on the market.

Some look better than others.
The question is what would the forum members think would be the right price to pay for a suspension seat.???


Me 150.00 but for that it would have to be the best of the best.

other made up prices just give me a laugh.

And one thinks how many ribbers pay that amount of money for them.

Posh' Poser' or just got to have one ??
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I'd be thinking about them if I could buy one for 500.

However, if I was really that fussed about them I could probably make them for 150.
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I'd be thinking about them if I could buy one for 500.

However, if I was really that fussed about them I could probably make them for 150.
Even for 500 would not sway me.

150 to make yes I would consider making some.
I have made everything else I may as well have a go.

a double tube and a motor cycle shocker and spring.
might be a good start for me
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Have a search on here, I think it was Ian who made them and did a very good job.
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I've been thinking about this for a long time. I always thought there was a market for a simple, retro fit suspension system that came in at a reasonable price. 150 however is way off the mark, I don't think it would even be possible keep the costs under that. My aim would be under 500 but I think it could difficult.

It's something I might put my mind to and see If I can produce some designs.
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150 To put something together is going to take a single person minimum 5-10 hours labour. you are over the budget before materials.

a stainless hand rail is is 250, so any kind of solid seat with movement is going to be way over that.

I think under 500 would be a good target, once designed, if economies of scale could be factored in, circa 350 per seat and I reckon you would sell them pretty quick.
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150 To put something together is going to take a single person minimum 5-10 hours labour. you are over the budget before materials.

a stainless hand rail is is 250, so any kind of solid seat with movement is going to be way over that.

I think under 500 would be a good target, once designed, if economies of scale could be factored in, circa 350 per seat and I reckon you would sell them pretty quick.
That's 150 to build it for my own use and I have access to everything I'd need to do it without any outlay apart from materials. Being into 'custom' bikes has its advantages.

It'd be somewhat more expensive otherwise!
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Been looking at these, some the seats in tractors i use are similar and cost alot less
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Been looking at these, some the seats in tractors i use are similar and cost alot less
They won't stand up to the salty environment very well though...
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That's 150 to build it for my own use and I have access to everything I'd need to do it without any outlay apart from materials. Being into 'custom' bikes has its advantages.

It'd be somewhat more expensive otherwise!
Oh. Do you watch that Orange County bike series with Paul senior and junior on SKY. My wife is addicted to it. They look cool...but i bet they ride like cr*p.
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