How to install the Walk On Bike Seat

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Reverse the goose neck so the handle bars are easier to reach when the seat is moved back.

Make sure that the handlebars and gooseneck are fastened securely.

Fasten all connections snug but loose enough to make final adjustments as described at end of instructions.
Remove the seat from the seat with the 6mm hex key provided.
Place the connector rods on top of the seat bracket.
Place your seat on top of the seat bracket with the seat bars straddling the uprights on the seat bracket.
Turn the assembly upside down and install the seat hold down plate.
Insert the ¼ 20 X 1” hex head bolts loosely tighten evenly with 3/8 wrench.
Turn the seat upright
Connect the front end of the connecting rods to the seat post and loosely fasten with the provided 6mm hex wrench.
Install the vertical support rods in the threaded holes in the frame near the rear axle using the 8mm X 11mm shcs with the 4mm hex wrench provided, tighten just snugly.
View of the vertical supports being installed.
Connect the top of the vertical supports to the seat bracket using the ¼ 20 X ½” shcs in the threaded hole nearest to one of the two holes at the top of the vertical support rods that match the height of the seat you want.
Install a ¼ 20 X ¾ shcs with ¼ 20 nut in the other hole in the top of the vertical support rod and through the hole in the seat bracket on each side.
Install the original reflector from under the seat at the rear of the horizontal connecting rods at the hole using a suitable screwdriver or wrench.

Final adjustments

Make sure the horizontal connecting rods and the seat are in line with the bike frame.
  1. Tighten the seat post clamp. Then tighten the clamp at the top of the seat post on the connecting rods with the 6mm hex wrench.
  2. Tighten the hex head bolts under the seat to the hold down plate. Make sure the seat is lined up with the frame of the bike and tighten evenly and securely.
  3. Tighten the connections of the vertical supports. First tighten the 5mm X 11mm shcs with the 4mm hex key at the bottom of the vertical supports.
  4. Tighten the ¼ 20 shcs at the top of the vertical supports to the seat bracket. The ¼ 20 ½” in the threaded hole and the ¼ 20 X ¾” through the 3/8” hole with the ¼ 20 nut. Make sure that these are securely fastened.

 

And that is all there is to it! Now you can enjoy riding your bike once again with confidence. If you have any questions about the installation process, please don't hesitate to send us an email clearly explaining any problems or comments you may have.

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Personal History and Development of the Walk On Bike Seat

By Pete Kiilunen

In March of 2003 I had both of my knees replaced because of deterioration from arthritis. The rehab was quite lengthy, but I made it after about six months. I was able to get my legs straight, which was important. But with artificial knees of that time the movement was limited.

I was able to ride a bike but I had to raise the seat high enough to accommodate the limited movement of my knees. Then I was not able to reach the ground. Starting was a little difficult. Stopping was very difficult. I had to find a place to stop where my foot could land safely when I would fall to one side or the other. This was a little tricky on uneven ground.

I looked at recumbent bikes. They were expensive, quite low, and would be difficult for me to get on one of them. One day I was thinking of a new bike. My daughter Karen suggested I check at a local bike shop. It was suggested I get what is called a flatfoot bike, where I could have my feet flat on the ground when stopped. So I ordered one. When I got the bike it worked part way but not quite good enough.

After thinking about it for a while I made a few trial contraptions to position the seat to fit myself. After several tries I got something that really felt comfortable for me. When I would stop and start I was able to put my feet flat on the ground. To me it felt very safe and comfortable. Having not been a very avid bike rider it took me a few tries to get the balance. But it came easy. After trying it out a few times I realized that it was possible to go up hills that I could not do on my regular bike. Sitting farther back and lower with the handle bars adjusted farther to the rear by reversing the goose neck I was able to apply much more power to the pedals.

Although this configuration allows for more power to the pedals that was never the intention. But it does prove that the invention makes it easier and more comfortable to go bicycling, even for a somewhat handicapped individual.

This worked so well for me that I decided to apply for a patent on it and go into production. It is called Walk On Bike Seat™, because you can walk right onto it very easy.

Pete Kiilunen


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