After long months and sometimes long years, it’s time to change the bike saddle of your bike. But you were well installed in your old seat and finding the same settings will take time. Thanks to the following tips, we will help you mount a bicycle saddle.
Steps to take before mounting a bicycle saddle
First, take certain steps before dismantling everything. First of all, it is important to mark the different mounting points of the old saddle; using a felt pen, the cyclist can put lines on the carriage and the Seat post to find the initial seat in case the new one is not suitable.
Then the bike saddle, you must take the step back, that is to say, the horizontal distance between the crankset axis and the Seat post, and also note the seat height, which corresponds to the point-to-point distance of l axle of the crankset above the bicycle saddle.
After noting all of this, it is advisable to keep them, as they correspond to your settings and they will adapt to all stools. You will then be able to dismantle and properly clean the attachment accessories of the trolley as you wish without taking the risk of changing your seat.
Let’s go to reassembly of the best bike saddle. Initially, the lubrication of the mechanical parts during clamping is important in order to avoid squeaking. Indeed, these pieces are exposed to water and salt. So it is better to grease the parts that will tighten the saddle carriage, especially if they are made of carbon.
Then mount all the elements and don’t forget to clean off the excess grease.
To properly adjust the positioning of the bike saddle, it must be ensured that it is horizontal and suitable for the morphology of the cyclist. To prevent the spout from pointing up or down, the best method is to adjust the inclination using a spirit level.
A few things to keep in mind:
- To properly adjust the recoil of the bike saddle, you must put the same ribs relative to the crankset axis, for this, you can use a plumb line and a ruler to keep the same distance. The plumb line helps to position on the saddle; it rests on the knee and must fall vertically on the axis of the pedal (where your big toe is logically located). For this manipulation, it is necessary to be two so that one of the two people can check whether the wire falls correctly or not.
- For the height of the saddle, we also use the ribs previously taken. When you pedal in the foot down position, your knee should not be fully extended. The distance between the saddle and the handlebars of your bike should be adjusted according to the position of the hands-on the brake handles. Your bust should be folded naturally forward with broken arms; the forearms take an almost horizontal position.
These adjustments bike saddle should not be taken lightly; the comfort of the cyclist is at stake. They can be refined and evolve according to individual preferences. For example, the big toes can be pulled back slightly for more powerful pedaling. Learn more about adjusting the bike saddle.
You can now change your bike saddle without any fear of losing the comfort of the seat which may have been thought about for a long time.