How to make your own seat bump

There are a few reasons why you would want a seat bump on your bike
1. It can stop you from sliding about your seat, especially in the mud
2. It can help reduce arm pump and other muscle fatigue
3. Give you the right cornering position
4. And Ryan Villopoto’s favorite, help you repeat the perfect starting position

You will need an circular bar pad or a piece of pipe lagging(used here) which you can get at any hardware store, a flat screwdriver, a knife, a pair of pliers, a glue gun, duck tape and a staple gun. If you don’t have a staple gun you can take it to your local upholsterer to finish

First you want to sit on your bike with you gear on and figure out where you want to put it
Next take your screwdriver and pry up the staples being careful not to rip the cover and pull them out with your pliers. Remove just enough staples to be able to get to the place where you want your bump
With your knife cut the bar pad or lagging to the height that you require.IMG_0661 IMG_0662With the piece that you don’t want you can use this to put in the middle to stop the bump from collapsing
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Glue your bump in the position you want it and leave it to dry.

After it has dried slightly round off the edges of the bump

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Now duct tape it in place too. Extra fixing is always good

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Take your staple gun and starting at the back make sure the cover is nice and taunt, put a staple in each corner and one at the back. Flip the seat over to make sure everything looks lined up. If it is, then finish off putting in staples until complete
If you don’t have a staple gun an upholsterer will do it for a few pounds

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Now go out and use it 

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