WTB saddle detached from rails

J-Dro

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So today I was 'just riding along' at the Sourlands (not really, I took a 2' sideways fall to the ground. but don't worry, I'm fine, thanks for asking) and after I dusted myself off and tried to ride away, I noticed that my seat had come detached from the rails. The rails don't appear to be bent, but I am nowhere near strong enough to bend those rails enough to get them back into the slots in the saddle.

Anyone ever come across this? Is there a trick to getting it back together? Maybe send it back to WTB so they can use their machine?
 

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elzoller

El Guac-Oh
I see I am not the only one breaking things lately :rolleyes:

I can probably bend those since I am STRONG enough to break frames :cool:
 

warcricket

Like a Jerk
i've broken the seat on my skate bike like that.... like this but less rusty.
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and on my old diamondback...
i just wound up buying a new one for the bike and pulling one out of a dumpster for the skatebike.

sourlands claimed my brake lever this week too...
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Jeff,

You can send it back to WTB. I have also had luck by clamping the rails in a vice and stetching & flexing the shell enough to get it back on. Requires a decent amount of cursing & sweating, but I have fixed several WTB's this way.

Have fun.

Gary
 

J-Dro

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sourlands claimed my brake lever this week too...
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You fell off that narrow rock bridge between those two huge boulders??? Holy crap dude. Thats gotta be a 6' fall. You better go to church or something because someone up there is looking out for you.
 

warcricket

Like a Jerk
You fell off that narrow rock bridge between those two huge boulders??? Holy crap dude. Thats gotta be a 6' fall. You better go to church or something because someone up there is looking out for you.

it started raining and got slippery... the worst part is i landed on my vertical handlebar and now i have a HUGE bruise on my nether regions.
 

J-Dro

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Jeff,

You can send it back to WTB. I have also had luck by clamping the rails in a vice and stetching & flexing the shell enough to get it back on. Requires a decent amount of cursing & sweating, but I have fixed several WTB's this way.

Have fun.

Gary

Gary, I've already tried the bending in the vice while cursing and swearing trick. No luck. I think I should throw in the towel before I hurt myself and give WTB a call. I have an old spare saddle I can use in the meantime.
 

Kirt

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Jeff,

You can send it back to WTB. I have also had luck by clamping the rails in a vice and stetching & flexing the shell enough to get it back on. Requires a decent amount of cursing & sweating, but I have fixed several WTB's this way.

Have fun.

Gary

Tony fixed mine this way. Added a bit of shoe glue & it's held since.
 

ArmyOfNone

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Is that really you ??? AHHHH!!!

I had a wtb saddle and had one of the sides completely lose it too. :hmmm:
 
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