i recently installed my soft saddle bags under the seat instead of over and it makes the seat fit a little tighter, i wonder if this is the cause because i didnt notice it before. I weigh 230. I will try to get pictures up tonight if it is not raining when i get home from work.
Here are images of my frame wearing due to the seat. I cleaned and covered the spots with silicone spray. I think i might install some insulators next time i get a chance just to keep separation and avoid more wear.
I have a little wear also. Put some tape over it to protect the paint work.
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Had the same wear mark under mine. Previous owner didnt bother. I couldnt. So today i cut up some rubber pieces from a disused moped tyre tube, clean it up and stick it on the wear area with some 3m double sided tape. Seat is harder to close, but at least i know that the seat is no longer grinding the frame directly.
Humm plastic vs metal. I somehow doubt that the plastic seat is actually wearing the metal down. More likely its just the paint that's being worn off.
yup, the paint is being worn off and it just unsightly whenever i opened up my seat. lol.
anyway, i dont know if it's just placebo effect, but i find that the seat vibes has been "slightly" dampened. the vibe is not eliminated completely but i do felt less rumble on my butt compared to my usual commute to work.
I noticed this on my bike. It's just paint wearing away - but!
I cut up some bike inner tube & glued / zip-tied these to the affected areas. When I went for a ride round the block I convinced myself the seat vibes had reduced! I will check on my next ride on Thursday. Can't wait.