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  • Tension adjustable by strap seat and Stimulite Classic sling

    Will the tension adjustable by strap seat upholstery be wasted with a Stimulite Classic Sling? I understand that there is a rigid insert at the bottom of the cushion.
    C5-C6 ASIA C - October 15, 1984
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  • #2
    imo, that adfj strap seat is a waste of monies and a huge pain in the ass. it doesnt stay tight, im constantly tightning those straps. my new zr2 has the bolt on, much better.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
      imo, that adfj strap seat is a waste of monies and a huge pain in the ass. it doesnt stay tight, im constantly tightning those straps. my new zr2 has the bolt on, much better.
      A bolt on sling is not available with a tapered seat, if that's what Peter is interested in.
      stephen@bike-on.com

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      • #4
        There is no rigid insert. The sling version has a curved base, made of the same material as the rest of the cushion, but adds a significant amount of height. I bought a stim contour sling and regret it. I can't use it at all, and it's gathering dust. That kind of base might be usuable with an old very stretched seat sling, but not with a tension-adjustible sling.

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        • #5
          fuente - Having to adjust the straps every now and then is a pain indeed. Need to reconsider this choice again.

          stephen - Nah, I wanted to know if I am wasting $150 for the strap adjustable seat since I will also be paying extra for the Stimulite Classic Sling and wondering the difference between the sling and flat bottom versions.

          amyk- What I don't need is extra height from the cushion. What seat and cushion are you on now?
          C5-C6 ASIA C - October 15, 1984
          Tilite ZRA Series 2
          The DIGITAL AWAKENING
          Living One Day At A Time
          www.petertan.com/blog/

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          • #6
            I have the flat bottom cushion...and there is no extra height. The extra height comes from the sling cushion. If you went with the flat bottom...you should be ok.
            "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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            • #7
              Peter - the sling version of the stimulite cushion has a slightly curved underside, to match the (assumed) slight curvature of a fabric seat. The flat version is flat, intended for use with solid seats.

              If your seat fabric does not curve a little when it is weighted by you sitting in it, the sling cushion will sit a little higher.

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              • #8
                wheeliecoach - I am going for the sling seat. Was mulling the Stimulite Sport but it is only for flat bottom.

                Katja - Hmm, now I have to rethink my cushion and seat.
                C5-C6 ASIA C - October 15, 1984
                Tilite ZRA Series 2
                The DIGITAL AWAKENING
                Living One Day At A Time
                www.petertan.com/blog/

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                • #9
                  peter the sport would be fine. its just thinner. if your skin is good go for it. i use that on my handcycle
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                  • #10
                    Have you thought about a ridgid seatpan. I've had them for years and will never go back to a seat sling .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                      Have you thought about a ridgid seatpan. I've had them for years and will never go back to a seat sling .
                      I prefer and use solid seat pans too, I find it improves my T4-compromised posture.

                      But they're not everyone's preference. Some feel that a solid seat pan has them sitting "on" rather than "in" the chair.
                      stephen@bike-on.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                        I prefer and use solid seat pans too, I find it improves my T4-compromised posture.

                        But they're not everyone's preference. Some feel that a solid seat pan has them sitting "on" rather than "in" the chair.
                        yup, they make this quad a weeble wobble
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                        c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
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                        • #13
                          amyk- what size is your stimulite sling bottom that is collecting dust? Have you considered parting with it, or are you saving it in case of emergency?
                          ~Mandy~
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by petertan View Post
                            wheeliecoach - I am going for the sling seat. Was mulling the Stimulite Sport but it is only for flat bottom.

                            Katja - Hmm, now I have to rethink my cushion and seat.
                            What's changed in the equation? You're planning on a sling seat, the Classic sling is designed for a sling seat - what problem are you anticipating?

                            I've got the same combo, my fabric seat is secured by straps which are adjustable (I rarely have to adjust them; the fabric is taut and doesn't really stretch out), and everything's good. If the fabric does stretch out significantly, the solution is to buy another one. I've replaced the seat upholstery once so far, after 5 years in the chair.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                              Have you thought about a ridgid seatpan. I've had them for years and will never go back to a seat sling .

                              Yes, i like them too, specially my seatpan by strips, my chair came with seat adj by strips and i hated having to be tighting every two or three days, now i`ve got free maintenaced.

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