I am riding on a carbon fiber Miyata shaped CF seat and I am using a KH handle. The front lip of the seat base on the miyata is way bigger than on the KH so my handle does’t fit very well. There is a lot of room inbetween the handle and the base when I put it on so I have tried to shim it with washers but it still does not fit well. This is just a problem because the handle has to bend when I tighten it down and they usually flex after a while because of that.
So I was thinking, would it be a good idea to sand down the front lip of my base so the handle fits on better? I know the little CF shaving aren’t supposed to get all over me so what would be the best way of sanding a bunch off of it without getting any on me?
If all your holes are lined up and you put a bunch of washers it should work.
I drilled the front of my seat 3 different times; first when I got my reeder, then when I got a kinport then a kh so I had problems with some of my holes overlapping and some how not all the holes for the KH handle line up so the whole thing is a mess.
Once I get the deathgrip on there I think I can stop messing with my seat:o
Oh yeah, I’m not going to sand it. I made this thread before I knew I was getting the DG.
You know, getting the DG might not be such a great idea. When you got the reeder, you obviously thought it would be good, but then decided otherwise.
Frankly, I think the best thing to do would be to get a new CF base now that you know what you like, and not screw this one up. If that isn’t an option because of the $$$$, then… I’m not really sure what you would do.
Well it seems clear that you have your mind set on getting a DG, and then drilling that, but if you don’t, you might consider making a custom handle. You could use molded plastic, like the KH handle, but shape it however you wanted so you love the handle. Then drill it to fit your base.
I thought of that but it would be way harder than buying a DG.
It won’t have the same problems as a reeder. For grip, I love the reeder, it is very nice. For flatland it is not so nice to have a big metal hook sticking out of the front of your seat. I have had that pointy side hit me and it hurts really bad. Some people have said the DG has a similar feel to the reeder and if so then that will be really nice especially because it won’t cut me open when it hits me.
I definantly can’t buy a new base right now. If I got a new one then I would get a Wallis base but then I would need a new seat post. I don’t like heavy things so I would get the Thomson then my handle of choice would be the deathgrip and I really don’t want to spend $300 on parts to make my seat better.
This way will be good, the biggest problem with my base is that the holes are not lined up perfectly so with a handle that fits my base I won’t have any issues.
I agree that when you get a CF base you should already know what you want but it didnt happen like that. I loved the reeder but it was painful and then I got my kinports which I also loved but my first one snapped and the second one started to so I reinforced it but then it cracked anyway. At that point I already had 6 holes in the front of my base and I had to drill even more to put the kh on.
btw having worked with carbon fibre for a week with professionals, i can tell you that carbon fibre once fully induced with resin, really isnt that bad. I mean its better not to inhale it, and especially dont cut/sand it near computer parts (carbon conducts very well)
But it hasnt been proven as a risk, and well that concludes my post.