RANS tandem captain seat issues

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by John Riley, Jun 15, 2003.

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  1. John Riley

    John Riley New Member

    May 3, 2003
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    Actually my issues are with the seat on a RANS Gliss, but no one will know what that is, and I think the seats are the same. This seat has a single telescoping strut to support the seat back. It has a pinch bolt. The weld is cracked on mine. RANS may replace it, but I think I am interested in moving on to something else that won't break. My local mechanic suggested getting rid of the part with the pinch bolt and using a seperate clamp, as is apparently done on some seat posts these days. Any other ideas? I wonder if the current design on the tandem is the same?

    The seat is an older two piece design. After I removed the seat support, I discovered that the joint where the seat back meets the base is loose. These seats have been out there awhile, I would think I am not the first person to encounter this. I haven't pulled the fabric off to expose the joint yet. Is this just a matter of re-riviting, or what?

    johnriley1 (at) rogers.com

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