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Bacchetta Seat

Postby RogerTully » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:30 am

How much was the bacchetta seat? It's an American product isn't it? They would be pretty exy now the $AU is so low.
I've been commuting to Mission Beach this past fortnihgt for work which gives me a 50k return trip. The weather has been very hot and humid wich makes riding after 8am and before 4pm uncomfortable. It started to rain yesterday so the carbon footprint expands.

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Postby Uba Tracker » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:45 pm

Hi Roger, from memory I think the seat cost $300, but as you rightly pointed out that was when the Aussie dollar was nearing 95 US cents. That said even at $500 I would still consider the upgrade worthwhile. I bought mine from Ian at FF, I have heard that buying direct from Bacchetta is difficult, plus the freight bill out of the US would be frightening. I did a rough comparo of prices and found FF to be quite competitive, you could also drop Craig Meyn at Just Bents in WA a line and chase up a price on a Rans seat which is almost identical to the Bacchetta.


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Postby raptordesigns » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:52 am

I ended up making my own seat:

I still have the mould and can make more. (well, someone makes them for me, actually).

It's suitable for laid-back recumbent cycles with seat angles up to 40 degrees. For riders 170-190cm in height.

Unlike most of the euroseats which have narrow bum areas, it has a "bucket seat" construction as well as lumbar support and side "wings" for comfort and retention. The all-fibreglass version weighs 1kg


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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:14 am

John, you might've opened a can'o'worms here!
I can 'see' that seat on all of my bikes/trikes! Looks much better (and lighter!) than my plywood/steel braced creations.
The nose angle looks nice and sharp, I've been having some trouble getting the right shape for my Hurricane clone.
I'll send you an e-mail.
Homebuilt trike, with electric assist
26"/20" trike, "Goanna"
SWB recumbent, 700C/451 , "Kookaburra", homebuilt.
FWD project (Cyclone).
Optima Raptor

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Postby raptordesigns » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:53 am

I should add that I generally use this seat with a single layer of Venti-sit (ACS10) padding.

For extra ventilation, it's possible to cut some small holes in the flat areas to improve air flow to the back.

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