I’ve ridden my KH 24" a few times now, and when I have landed on the front of the seat with no feet on the pedals, the seat gets bent slightly down, making it uncomfortable to ride. I had to fix it three times after some falls, and I was wondering if the metal on the bottom of the seat is bent.
Here are some pictures of what I mean:
I have no idea what the seat is supposed to look like, but I can’t think of what else it could be.
it would be better to bend them more.
there is no reason to bend them back, as it would only make it weaker. welding another bar in it is a viable option, assuming you could get it out of the way. I thik you could just leave it and it would be fine once it bends the rest of the way.
uhm unless you went really big, or the person before used it very extremely, i dont see how that could have been done… quite alot of people use that adapter on their Trials uni and they dotn seem to have a problem…
Just get a new adapter or go for a std seatpost… unless your saddle frame is broken
From the second photo it looks like the seatpost was clamped right at the back of the rails. This could have contributed to the bending as it leaves a fairly long section of rail unsupported. If you get a new bracket then mount the seatpost in the middle of the rails, this will reduce the risk of bending the new bracket.
When I went down to Richmond in November, I saw that Frank’s (hell-on-wheel) rails were bent in a similar manner. He still rode them, and it seemed fine. I would just attach the seatpost on to a non-bent part of the rails.
Looking at the photos it becomes evident that the seat post was clamped to the back of the rails… Bad idea.
I managed to bend my rails straight enough to get the post to clamp at the front and that was problem solved.
The strongest place to clamp the post is to the front of the rails, as they will not bend when your put downward force on the front of the saddle.