On a ride this Friday I broke one of the bolts that hold my KH Fusion Freeride saddle to the rail adaptor. I was wondering if I could take the cover and foam off the plastic base and put a new bolt in or if the bolt is actually imbedded in the plastic?
After your responses I took apart the seat. I should be able to get a replacement bolt but I found a more serious problem. It seams like the metal plate is also broken. It cracked right where I broke the bolt. I don’t know how long it has been broken or if it is needed for strength or just as a support for the bolts. I am going to try and get it welded though. Also I never realized how heavy the rail adaptor is!
the metal plate is there cuz without it the plastic is not nearly strong enough for you to use the seat handle.
weld something thin over it (along the sides… the welds will add a huge amount of strength), welding the break will only let it break again.
get stainless bolts that are slightly larger and you won’t have to worry about this again.
I don’t think that using fatter bolts is going to add a noticeable amount of weight. Not on MUni saddles (Fusion Freeride) at least. Every Ounce might count on the Fusion Freeride Street saddles but for the MUni saddle I think a few extra grams are a good trade off for the extra strength.
can someone help me i dont no what ive done,the seat bolts have become free moving within the seat so i cant tighten it,its just lose soeone please help i need my seat fixed asap oh by the way its a nimbus gel seat.