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NVBrandi 08-11-19 04:13 PM

Rans V Seat Back Mesh
 
Hi to all...
I'm new at this Recumbent bike World. I have a Rans V in need of the Seat Back Mesh, about 15" X 23.5" I have found the Rans Brand Mesh but seems pretty Pricey! Is there another Brand that might Fit at a more reasonable Price? Thanks for any info.

JanMM 08-11-19 06:42 PM

I’m not aware of alternatives to RANS other than making your own. We bit the bullet and replaced the circa-2010 seat meshes on our Screamer tandem a couple of years ago - the newer RANS ones seem improved and more durable.
Is yours the RANS standard mesh seat?

NVBrandi 08-11-19 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 21070815)
Iím not aware of alternatives to RANS other than making your own. We bit the bullet and replaced the circa-2010 seat meshes on our Screamer tandem a couple of years ago - the newer RANS ones seem improved and more durable.
Is yours the RANS standard mesh seat?

Not sure I know what the Standard Mesh Seat is? It does have a Solid wavy panels on the sides that do around the frame with the Mesh in the Middle, if that helps.

JanMM 08-11-19 09:02 PM

Standard seat is shown as the COMPLETE STANDARD SEAT MESH ASSEMBLY on the RANS site store Seats
What V bike do you have? I have a V-Rex and a V3.

NVBrandi 08-12-19 03:14 AM

My Bike just says Rans V.

BlazingPedals 08-12-19 06:55 AM

Not that it matters for the question, but a V-Rex is a short wheelbase and a V-3 is a long wheelbase.

Honestly your best bet for a new seat mesh is to take the old one off and use it as a pattern to have a new one made locally to you. Anyone with a sewing machine should be able to do it. The best material to use is polyethylene screen material. The stuff is incredibly strong and will last longer than you do. Reflective material is optional.

JanMM 08-12-19 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by BlazingPedals (Post 21071340)
Not that it matters for the question, but a V-Rex is a short wheelbase and a V-3 is a long wheelbase.

Honestly your best bet for a new seat mesh is to take the old one off and use it as a pattern to have a new one made locally to you. Anyone with a sewing machine should be able to do it. The best material to use is polyethylene screen material. The stuff is incredibly strong and will last longer than you do. Reflective material is optional.

Yep, assuming a qualified sewist can be located, that is the cost-effective route to a new seatback mesh.
(If a picture of the bike is posted, then we can probably ID which model the bike is.)

JanMM 08-12-19 04:20 PM

If the front wheel is under the bottom bracket/crankset, it's a V-Rex. If the front wheel is in front of the bottom bracket/crankset, it's either a V2 or a V3. Mine says Velocity 3.

Joel Dickman 08-14-19 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by NVBrandi (Post 21070678)
Hi to all...
I'm new at this Recumbent bike World. I have a Rans V in need of the Seat Back Mesh, about 15" X 23.5" I have found the Rans Brand Mesh but seems pretty Pricey! Is there another Brand that might Fit at a more reasonable Price? Thanks for any info.

Hello NVBrandi -

I have some unwanted RANS seat back meshes that I would like to sell. They measure 24" by 30" and are intended to be fastened in place with heavy-duty zipties wrapping around steel rods sewn into pockets on the back. They have reflective patches on the rear with the RANS logo and are unused. Probably ten or fifteen years old. Not sure of the exact vintage. Looking at the current RANS site, a new one goes for about $155. Call it $75 each shipped for mine.

If this sounds OK, go to my Lightningriders site and scroll down the home page a few paragraphs. You will find my ordinary email address there. I do not visit this site very often.

Safe riding,
Joel Dickman

These three prevent most accidents: seeing, being seen, and (usually) common sense.

JanMM 08-15-19 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by NVBrandi (Post 21071161)
My Bike just says Rans V.

You are being redirected...

This is a picture of a V2 or Velocity Squared.

NVBrandi 08-15-19 01:38 PM

Ok... Just Looked the Bike over! Kinda feel Dumb I didn't notice this sooner! lol On the back of the Frame it says Velocity Squared! So I guess My Bike is is a Rans V Velocity Squared. Like I said, measuring the seat cover, 15" wide by 23.5" tall. The Rans Bike Seat Mesh just seems High $$$ compared to others?

NVBrandi 08-15-19 01:56 PM

Rans Seat Back Mesh
 
Joel Dickman...

Thanks for the Offer, Very Kind. But I believe 24' X 30" is way to big. My seat Measured 15' X 23.5" After Looking the Bike over, on the back of the frame it says Velocity Squared. So, It's a Rans V Velocity Squared.

Thanks Again for the offer
Curt

Joel Dickman 08-15-19 02:40 PM

it will fit properly
 

Originally Posted by NVBrandi (Post 21077158)
Joel Dickman...

Thanks for the Offer, Very Kind. But I believe 24' X 30" is way to big. My seat Measured 15' X 23.5" After Looking the Bike over, on the back of the frame it says Velocity Squared. So, It's a Rans V Velocity Squared.

Thanks Again for the offer
Curt

Hi Curt,

The mesh that I have is intended to stretch around the outside of the seat back frame, with the two ends joining together in the middle of the back of the frame. You take zipties and loop them around the steel rods, tightening them up to get the fabric stretched nice and taut.

It should fit properly on your RANS bike seat back framework, to the best of my knowledge. 15" or so in front, and another 15" or so in back, and 24" up and down.

Safe riding,
Joel Dickman

These three prevent most accidents: seeing, being seen, & (usually) common sense.


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