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26 & Banana Seat ?

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by kngtmat, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. kngtmat

    kngtmat

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    I'm thinking about a white banana seat for my Christine movie themed bicycle so is there any length, size or whatever seat and sissy bar on a 26 inch bike or would be there no difference for 20 to 26?
     
  2. Tychevelle

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    Well the sissy bars would work but you can get 26" banana seats, You can put a 20" banana seat on a 26" bike but the sissy bar ends up being tilted forward if you know what I mean, cause the seats shorter. unless you run a laid back seat post you may be able to get away with it but for 26" seats there arent as many options for colors but white shouldnt be a problem

    Ty
     
  3. Jaxon

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    I bought a 26 inch banana seat off ebay for my spaceliner. It is only about 1 inch longer from the seat post to the holes for the sissybar. I still had to use a bent back post which I made by bending it with a pipe. The sissybar leans back now. See how much of the seat sticks through the sissybar. I was going to redrill the seat but used this method.


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  4. M.Martian

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    I'm running a home made lucky 7 seat post with a standard banana.

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  5. kngtmat

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    They look cool but look too laid back for me, it's a 90's Murray when they changed the dropouts from the pointed ones if there is a difference compared to the pointed ones on that Spaceliner.


    The one I have is a new straight seatpost that has some holes through the top of it that I got because the original was some how bent slightly, I wil keep on thinking about it further.
     
  6. kngtmat

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    This sissy bar is for one of my other bikes but I took these pics to show what it would look like on my bike.

    How do you measure a sissy bar and also to decide what size seat to use if I decide to go through with it?

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  7. scrumblero

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    I welded some square tube onto the seat post, I thought I had a better pic, but I can only find this...

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  8. M.Martian

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    That's just sooo wrong Scrumb. Hanging out outside the boys bathroom? What kind of a freak are you? :lol:

    The length of the seat really depends on the seat post. I have a standard repop 20" banana seat on my 26" '47 Murray but got away with it because I'm running a laid back seat post. If I had a straight seat post it would not have looked right. They do make 26" banana seats if you are using a standard seat post.
     
  9. StepChld

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    26" banana seat with a 20" sissy bar on my Electra with 24" wheels.
    I was looking to sit just above the rear tire.
    I'm using the stock seat post.
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  11. kngtmat

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    8) they look good, next time I get some money I might just get one.

    If it doesn't work for me then they would be used for something else.
     
  12. Chips_Mahoy

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    Here's my JCH......I'm not sure why but I like the look of it w/ that seat. Kinda makes it have a lower profile look.

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