Dahon Boardwalk Folding Bike Gets New Seat Cover

My very comfy Cloud Nine bike seat from Viscount had worn out its Lycra cover.
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I found this discarded handbag and cut it roughly to shape with scissors, removing and using the leather straps for bar grips on my Takara bike.
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I started by screwing three sheet metal screws into the existing holes in the plastic seat frame.
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Next I removed the plastic nose plate, trapped the leather under it and replaced the plate.
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The seat nose I laced tight with a shoestring after punching holes with a Fury rigging knife, finishing with a zip-tie pulled as tight as possible further back.
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I used more sheet metal screws after gouging pilot holes in plastic seat frame and tugging taut.
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About as taut as I could get it.
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I wrote about buying the Dahon S1 Boardwalk folding bike here.
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I’ve driven it thousands of miles in the trunk of my small Mazda3, ZoomZoom, and ridden it hundreds of miles (kilometers) around campsites and trails.
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Everything folds that can fold, tiller shaft, main tube and pedals. Latches are bank vault tough.

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Original seat.

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Seat post adjusts instantly to fit most rider’s leg length with an over-center lever.

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Factory metal fender and rack are very handy.
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Bontrager after-market rubber grips.
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Self-portrait with Electra Bike brass bike bell, the prettiest and best sounding bell out there.
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Ready for more travel.

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  1. Pingback: My 2nd Shot at Bike Seat Upholstery | todgermanica.com

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