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Busted! A Bike Seat Bites the Dust

Old 05-13-19, 04:42 PM
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Busted! A Bike Seat Bites the Dust

Weeeeeyell....you know...how to goes. So there I were, a bustin' down, and a breaking off a walkway's ledge when I would come plum down on the seat to catch me by the hulking hamstring like a baseball cleat, but by jum...broke off the blam jam seat. LOL CRIMENEY!!!!



...so...onward to my scrap bike for a spare seat post. Hehe. I still haven't bought a new rig for anything. Just ridin' until no more parts. That is high time.

And by the way these legs are rocket shots now. Heeeeeyell, I'm out there keeping up with the main traffic now. And acceleration from 0mph to 25mph??? People remark. Hehe. No standing up, no special gearing, nothing. Just prump, plum muscles.
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Old 05-13-19, 05:07 PM
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Carbon would have survived.

just goes to show you.


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Old 05-13-19, 05:08 PM
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Read up on Cindy Whiteheads adventure with a busted off seat post! Amazing what she did!
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Old 05-13-19, 05:44 PM
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Seat is fine, seatpost is a goner. You must weigh too much.
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Old 05-13-19, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Carbon would have survived.

just goes to show you.


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Never knew metal can ASSplode
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Old 05-13-19, 07:03 PM
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Seriously, the bolt was probably way too tight.

That seatpost is a pierced femoral artery waiting to happen. If it does then you have about 90 seconds to make peace with God.


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Old 05-13-19, 07:30 PM
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Was this the same seatpost from this thread?

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-m...ing-loose.html

Congratulations, you found out why, and why the fix wasn't "Just crank down harder"

Also, you're not the only big guy here, maybe you wouldn't break so much stuff if you learn to actually ride the thing.
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Old 05-13-19, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Was this the same seatpost from this thread?

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-m...ing-loose.html

Congratulations, you found out why, and why the fix wasn't "Just crank down harder"

Also, you're not the only big guy here, maybe you wouldn't break so much stuff if you learn to actually ride the thing.
The seatpost binder bolt...is a nice touch....
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Old 05-14-19, 05:39 AM
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Seat adjusted all the way back = Even more leverage on the clamp
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Old 05-14-19, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Seriously, the bolt was probably way too tight.

That seatpost is a pierced femoral artery waiting to happen. If it does then you have about 90 seconds to make peace with God.


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That's a nice visual.

The amount of blood loss would be rather impressive. From zero blood, to 3 gallons ... in 90 seconds. I'm pretty sure people would remark about that.
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Old 05-14-19, 05:53 AM
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Darn, a close miss for major gene pool improvement. Maybe next time....
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You stayed seated while jumping curbs
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Old 05-14-19, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
That's a nice visual.

The amount of blood loss would be rather impressive. From zero blood, to 3 gallons ... in 90 seconds. I'm pretty sure people would remark about that.
I don't know that a human body contains three gallons of blood but more like 1.25.

There is an internet article floating around somewhere which claims someone died on the side of the road when a seatpost broke and pierced his femoral artery. I'm not claiming it is true but I was an altar server at a funeral for someone who shot himself in the femoral artery while cleaning his gun. He was gone in less than two minutes while his family watched.


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If the seat has to be mounted that far back on the post in order to be comfortable, might want to "reverse" the replacement post so the seat isn't mounted so far back.
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Old 05-14-19, 07:05 AM
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OP needs a seat post like this one. Miles of setback on that thing, I'm tempted to buy this bike just for the post.

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Old 05-14-19, 07:56 AM
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Busted chain. Busted seat post. Maybe you ought to take up needlepoint. Just don't sue me if you put your eye out creating a piece mom would be proud to hang on her wall.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I don't know that a human body contains three gallons of blood but more like 1.25.
A child has about 70-75 Ml/Kg of body weight. Ergo, without knowing the OP's weight we cannot determine how much blood his body might contain. If he were an adult male it would be about 12 pints.
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I have it on good scientific authority that "prump, plum muscles" use substantially more blood than the muscles of proles who ride dept store bikes like Free Spirits. GMC's and Firenzes.
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Old 05-14-19, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I don't know that a human body contains three gallons of blood but more like 1.25.
Yea, 1.2 to 1.5 gallons.

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There is an internet article floating around somewhere which claims someone died on the side of the road when a seatpost broke and pierced his femoral artery. I'm not claiming it is true but I was an altar server at a funeral for someone who shot himself in the femoral artery while cleaning his gun. He was gone in less than two minutes while his family watched.


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A sliced artery is going to be a different injury all together. I wouldn't want to experience it but you could apply enough pressure to slow or stop the flow because the artery is still relatively intact and would be fairly easy to pinch off one end (the upper end if anyone is asking).

A bullet impact is a whole other animal. The artery isn't just cut but it's pierced, torn and probably obliterated. It may even have suffered multiple piercings. A high speed impact like that does much more damage than being sliced.
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A child has about 70-75 Ml/Kg of body weight. Ergo, without knowing the OP's weight we cannot determine how much blood his body might contain. If he were an adult male it would be about 12 pints.
12 pints is only 1.5 gallons. Just sayin'
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
12 pints is only 1.5 gallons. Just sayin'
I'm getting close to donating my 64th pint. That's 6.4 people. Golly.
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If you've ever had an angiogram, you will notice that they put clear plastic with elastic around the edges over everything. It is in case they don't get a good seal. Blood will shoot everywhere.
When I had mine, they couldn't get the bleeding to stop for a few minutes. Really rattled my wife when they had to come get the doctor.
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Old 05-14-19, 11:09 AM
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I think this is a really old bike, or maybe a BSO? I've never seen rusty seat rails before.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Seriously, the bolt was probably way too tight.

That seatpost is a pierced femoral artery waiting to happen. If it does then you have about 90 seconds to make peace with God.


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Have you ever heard of that happening? Every time I've busted a seatpost, I had a nice solid seat between my butt and the post. Maybe not for long, but plenty long enough to stand up.

Now if the [post snapped coming out of the frame. that would be a different story.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
OP needs a seat post like this one. Miles of setback on that thing, I'm tempted to buy this bike just for the post.

Good post! I've got two. (I'm a setback guy.) SR MTE-100. 26.4 is the usual diameter so a shim will almost certainly be needed. You can save a little weight and make the seat harder to steal by replacing the quick-release with a bolt and washers from a hardware store.

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