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What tool do bicycle mechanics use to put a bicycle seat back onto it's rails?

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My one bicycle seat uses an alen key. My other uses a socket wrench and a combination wrench to remove it from it's own skeleton.

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I need a seat for a Nel Lusso can I buy it separately?

most bicycles have saddles with standard ~1/4" diameter rails that can be interchanged on any bike. Caveat emptor: I do remember seeing some Huffy bikes back in the '80's and '90's that had flat vertical blade like rails that were only used by Huffy. If that is the case you can always get a new seat post (make sure you get the right diameter to fit in the seat tube, it's stamped on the seat post near the bottom) and a new saddle that will work with the seat post. Any local bike shop can help you get the right size and fit that you need. ($15+ for a seat post, $30+ for a saddle).

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The rear derailleur needs to be adjusted to stop this from happening. Put the bike in third gear and flip it over onto the seat. Spin the wheels and turn the adjuster until it starts to try and shift into 2nd, then back it off a couple of clicks. Problem solved.

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How do you put the seat together? The instruction book has instructions for three types of bikes but all three say to "insert the tapered end". This bike's seat rod doesn't have a tapered end! ...

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The manual lever to release the seat is supposed to have a spring on it to return the release lever to the lock position, if the lever does not spring back when you let go of the seat adjustment lever then you know there is a missing, dis-connected, or broken return spring.

If this is the case try putting the seat where you want it to be and make sure that the adjustment lever returns to the lock position, now check to see if the seat will lock in with the adjustment lever in the lock position.

If it does lock in repair or replace the return spring.

Make sure that the adjustment lever is attached to the locking linkage and it does move the locking mechanism.

If it still does not lock into place then there is something wrong with the seat locking mechanism, and some WD-40 sprayed onto the seat rails and track might release a stuck mechanism, and if everything seems to be working alright, and you can see that the locking mechanism in the seat rail is moving in and out of the lock position, then the locking tabs are most likely sheered off and you will need to replace the seat.

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How does the Lil' Wedgie install onto the bike seat? Are there instructions or a photo?

Refer to this picture which shows an oblique view of an upside down seat bag (go figure):

Flip the bag over.

Hook the strap at the front of the bag (just out of sight in the pic) around your seatpost and secure it.

Unhook the strap which goes over the top of the picture and out of sight. Completely disengage the two ends from each other.

Look at the two supporting rails in this picture.

Run one side of the strap over each rail from the inboard side, looping them down along the sides of the bag.

Route the long end through the small loop at the bottom center, up toward the other side, through the plastic buckle and back down the side. Snug it tight to secure what's in the bag by pulling down on it and press it in to hook the Velcro.

Access to the contents is through the U-shaped zipper. The zipper along the entire bottom is for letting the bag expand for larger loads. I alway put my stuff in with it expanded and then, if possible I zip the expandable zipper shut to compress everything and make it still and silent while riding.

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There are no instructions

If you are looking for instructions on how to mount the seat onto your seat post, it is a straightforward, easy install. If you are asking how to actually use the seat, that is also very easy to explain. Can you please clarify what you specifically need instructions for. Bicycle seats do not usually come with instructions, as one can see how to install a seat by simply removing the old seat. If you use an adjustable wrench, or alternately an open ended wrench to remove the existing seat, you can easily install the new seat yourself. Be sure to firmly tighten the rail clamps underneath the seat (using the bolt that is inserted through the u-shaped seat post clamp) so there is no shifting of the seat while riding. If you need additional information, please write back.

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