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Old 25 January 2006, 17:09   #1
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Help sought please...

At LIBS I saw a pretty expensive cantilever sprung pod seat, on both the Tornado stand and Ribcraft...

Does anyone know what they were called and where they are made?

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Old 25 January 2006, 17:16   #2
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Great Zippy, Thank you
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These are great seats but wait till you hear the price
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So how much are they? They look great-I reckon about $1500-2000 a piece.......any other guestimates?
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Higher, Higher ...I recon that you need to add a zero on the end of that.
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Not quite - think they go for about 2000 each - thats s mind you - not toy money.......
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hmm...wonder how much it'd cost to build them myself...? It's only a moulding with a cantilever and a gaitered shock absorber-I've done a damn sight harder building bikes.
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hmm...wonder how much it'd cost to build them myself...? It's only a moulding with a cantilever and a gaitered shock absorber-I've done a damn sight harder building bikes.
Been thinking along those lines myself!!!
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Does make me seriously think- Imean, to get someone to make the pod mouldings and seat units wouldn't be horrendously expensive, and there's no real reason to follow the original design.

I'd mount the shock absorber inside the cantilever myself and use a cheap (less magnesium content therefore less corrosion) bicycle shocker with a sealed gaiter-there's very little weight there to suspend apart from the person sat on it.

It might look rather good with a kevlar composite car bucket seat like the touring cars have on there-they aren't much wider than a normal RIB seat apart from the harness points.

I really should go into business building stuff. I could make a fortune if I got the right market.
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