Ventisit fixing to Challenge Hurricane SL

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by Moby, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. Moby

    Moby Active Member

    Location:
    Stroud
    Finally received my Hurricane but unfortunately the Ventisit was not fitted. So.........I have a seat cover which is secured together at regular intevals by black plastic thread to form a double layer. Will I have to cut some of these to begin to fit it over the seat (think slitting a pitta bread down the centre..........or does one use carpet tape (or a.n.other fixing) to attach the whole thing, i.e double layer, to the slippy, slidey metal seat. It's a dumb question..........but if you don't know you dont know :laugh:


    BTW, Andy Allsop was trying to compile some info re. luggage for different types of recumbents. If anyone knows his contact details (his PM account is exceeded), please pass on the following from Hubert van Ham of Radical Designs - narrow is the coorect size for the Solo Aero seat bag for a Challenge Hurricane SL (seat size medium).

    Regards
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    just sent him a message with a link to your post
     
  3. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    Velcro tape so you can remove it for cleaning.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Moby

    Moby Active Member

    Location:
    Stroud
    Thanks
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Moby

    Moby Active Member

    Location:
    Stroud
    Makes sense - adhesive velcro I assume?
     
  6. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    +1

    Get the "industrial strength" velcro as opposed to the household stuff.

    Then place the hooks on the seat so you avoid / shape round the holes and place matching lengths of loop on top.

    Carefully then apply Ventisit to seat and leave to "set"
     
  7. Or you can use zip ties through the holes in the seat. Bit more fiddly to remove for washing though I suppose.
     
  8. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I've done mine with zipties (quelle surprise) which helps lock the front and rear surfaces together. There are little span connectors between the seat bolts, that give a convenient locking point. Mind you, it does go S shaped on me occasionally, and it can be very disconcerting it it slips sideways. Those seats are not wide.

    The Panzerfiets on the otherhand has industrial velcro. Works very well too.
     
  9. squeaker

    squeaker Über Member

    Location:
    Steyning
    Used velcro and zip ties on my Mistral. Can't see why you need to remove it once fitted, as there's not that much to it to gather sweat and subsequent bacteria.
     
  10. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I can answer on behalf of my Furai, but it might not apply to the Hurricane or others across the Challenge range. To replace the powerside idler, you need to remove the seat. To remove the seat you need to access the bolts. To access the bolts, you need to remove the cushion.

    Given that the one weak thing on Challenge bents seems to be the idler (again, this may be mine only) I'm expecting to remove mine approximately once every 2k miles. That's been about right to date.
     
  11. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    Sang to the tune of "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly". :thumbsup:
     
  12. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    My Hurricane has two quick releases that hold the seat in place, but then again mine is a very early model with elastomer suspension!
     
  13. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I drilled my carbon seat, and used zipties on my Fujin SLII.
     
  14. squeaker

    squeaker Über Member

    Location:
    Steyning
    IIRC you don't seem averse to sacrificing the odd tie wrap :rofl:
     
  15. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    How dare you! Every one of those zipties voluntarily died in very loyal service to the cause. :smile:
     
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