Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, Maine, US.
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I wish i had taken pictures!
I was planning to, but my camera froze... Anyway, what was the question?
I looked at multiple solutions on this site, and I put on several hundred miles before realizing that I wasn't going to get accustomed to it; it just plain doesn't work for me. It's not just braking, but I feel like I am sliding forward the whole time I am riding.
After looking at several posts here, and printing out their pictures, I decided to modify my own. I pulled out the staples, and added a layer of padding; 1/2 inch of really dense foam, and another 1 inch of poly batting under the front part of the seat; under the stock foam. I didn't cut or modify the foam at all; so it can go right back to stock if I want it to. I had the padding material lying around, and had to buy a $4 box of short staples. The whole thing took about an hour or so, I'd guess. Thde only tool required; a staple gun. The stock seat cover is thin and stretchy, so it went back over the new foam perfectly. You wouldn't know it was modified at all unless you really knew these bikes or had a stock one sitting right next to it. It's perfect for me now. Might or might not be perfect for anyone else, but it works great for me.
Search the site for SEAT MODS and you'll get a lot of low cost DIY options.