How I wish my Strida5 came with a better seat.
I find the tilt of the seat a bit too tipped downward at the back. If it was tipped downward at the front, maybe the centre of gravity would have been better placed, and the rider’s posture would have been more upright.
There’s a beautiful seat at stridasingapore.com/photo_ga … m=35&pos=1
And, the way the seat mount (or bracket or whatever) is designed, you cannot adjust the tilt of the seat, unlike on most other bikes.
You are correct. Strida compatible seats need a saddle with the usual rails. There are many seats that will work, but it’s often hard to find a comfortable one. If you look through the Strida Singapore forum, I posted details of a modification I made to my seat moulding.
Another thing I wish I could lay my hands on is a detachable basket. stridasingapore.com/photo_ga … m=36&pos=6
[b]Thanks for the pictures link: interesting. I haven’t had the privilege to visit India yet, but isn’t it a pretty big place? There must be basket makers somewhere in India who would make you a unique basket for your Strida! Perhaps you really want info’ on where to get a basket mounting ?
My wish list includes a good quality mirror, too.
I ride 1 of 2 bikes currently, & bike mounted mirrors I have always found less than satisfactory, so I always use a headband mounted small mirror now which of course works with any vehicle I can post more details if you’re interested.
The Strida5 has the two holes on the rear tube (for the 414 Spiral Pins) far away from each other. The Strida3.1 (as shown at strida.co.uk/service/reartube.php) has them quite close to each other.
Can you expand on why that is significant to you?
And, the stickers on the tubes have started peeling.
Well, they are just that, stickers!
The saddest thing is that I haven’t done any riding worth mentioning, because it’s been raining here ever since I got this Strida.
Stridas love rain. Rain is not effective on Strida brakes - they work great in floods too
After a perfunctory ride and a few folding and unfolding, my Strida looks pathetic.
My Strida 3.not_sure_which has done > 700 miles in under a year & still looks great, so it would be nice if you could post pic’s so we can understand your dramatic post title!
But I can’t figure out how to upload a few telling photographs. Would someone please enlighten me? Thanks in advance.
[b]I’m away from my usual location ATM, so perhaps a fellow poster could help there? You could always post your pic’s to Flikr or similar…