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masato6042011-03-04 04:35:01 +0000 #1
My friend wants to get his seat shaved down but does not want it to be uncomfortable. Can you guys suggest any places that do the best job around. We looked at the older threads but there must be new places around.
TeeTee2011-03-04 04:45:43 +0000 #2
This is not something that has much call so the folks that shave and reshape saddles are not that common.

Simply shaving the saddle will result in thinner padding that is not as resilient. It's best to reshape the saddle to more of a scoop so it lowers the rider but at the same time provides more, rather than less contact area on the butt. The increased contact area does more for retaining the comfort than any flat gel or other wonder material padding can do.
Commuter Boy2011-03-04 04:50:52 +0000 #3
You want the best, you'll need to pay for it. Rich's in Seattle (now Kingston, across the water from Seattle) is probably the best in the PNW, but he's not cheap, and it's a full day deal to get something that meets your requirements for height and support. It'll be custom fitted right to the backside using it.
masato6042011-03-04 05:00:31 +0000 #4
Yeah i read about his place in the other threads but i meant somewhere local it doesn't have to be the best but just really good quality.
CHIA2011-03-04 05:42:48 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by masato604

Yeah i read about his place in the other threads but i meant somewhere local it doesn't have to be the best but just really good quality.

There's a place out in Langley, they typically do custom cruisers, who shaved the seat of my Dad's wife's SV650....pretty cheap, did a nice job, and she's more comfy.

I'll try to get the name if he knows it.....
Argyle2011-03-04 06:17:10 +0000 #6
Rose got her seat shave to lose some height challenge

we got it done in an hour at a place in richmond...near shell/cambie

cost 60 bucks and Shes happy.. I can post details if u want
bcmtnbka2011-03-04 05:09:18 +0000 #7
Please post the detail!
masato6042011-03-04 06:17:17 +0000 #8
argyle details would be great

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