How to Install a New Bike Seat

Upgrading your seat? Follow these tips on how to install a new bike seat yourself.

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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.

You Will Need

  • Bicycle
  • Allen wrench
  • New bicycle seat

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Loosen screw

    Loosen the screw on the back of the bottom of the old seat on your bike using the properly sized Allen wrench that fits your screw.

  2. Loosen the screw enough so the seat is removable, but not too much so that the screw comes out.

  3. Step 2

    Remove the seat

    Remove the old bike seat once the clasp has been loosened enough. You may need to spin the top of the clasp to pull the seat off easily.

  4. Step 3

    Slip on the new seat

    Slip on the new seat by setting the rails between the clasps.

  5. Step 4

    Adjust seat location

    Move the seat back and forth along the rails to reach your desired seat position, then tighten the screw with the wrench to squeeze together the clasps and finish installing your new bike seat. You're now ready to ride in comfort.

  6. German Karl von Drais invented a two-wheeled horseless carriage in 1817 that is considered the first device to resemble the modern-day bicycle.

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