Does this seat use the lycette springs

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Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby admin » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:48 pm

I have this seat base, which lines up really well with my springs etc.
However, it's not the same as the "standard" lycette seat as it has a little hinged bit (as opposed to the seperate part I usually see)

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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby admin » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:10 pm

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yeah .. found it .. aero elastic seat ... might struggle with a new set of elastics though .. :?
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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby pappleton » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 pm

When I saw the 3 pin plug in the background I was thinking of a heated seat John. Just the thing for winter! Sure I've seen these before, maybe the czech boys. If not something rings a bell with aircraft seats
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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby Knud.Degnbol » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 pm

The elastics can be found on truck covers. They are used to keep the lower part of the cover to the bottom.

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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm

I have this email address via Klaus : anna.cingrosova@seznam.cz.
She -they- make seats with these kind of elastics.
They are on Ebay.. somewhere...

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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby nevhunter » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:49 am

John, I've found a couple of old seat frames just like these with exactly the same rubber bits (remnants of). That stuff from CZ looks really classy, Nev

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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby admin » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:03 pm

That email address is good.
They trade as ann60.7771 on EBAY

set of rubbers and all the clips are £38 inc post to the UK, which seems reasonable and I'll probably do it.
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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby paul.jameson » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 pm

Go to your local caravan supplies shop, or Ebay. Purchase a length of bungee cord - say 2m. Where the slots are on the seat frame, run a drill through to suit your bungee cord. Make up the wire hooks for the front from old fencing wire or similar. Tie a knot in the end of your bungee cord, then run it through the holes and round the ends of the wires until you reach the far end of the seat. Tie another knot and cut off the surplus bungee cord. If you find the seat a bit slack, tighten up the bungee cord, make a new knot at the end and cut off the surplus.

I first used this system on the Cammy where it worked with no problems for 15,000 miles plus. The system is currently in use on my 4G and after 2500 miles I am seriously thinking of tightening the bungee cord slightly. It may not be original but it works, is very cheap and nobody spots it.
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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby nevhunter » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:51 am

Do you think this seat was used as original on the 30 models? I think that's where mine came from. Nev

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Re: Does this seat use the lycette springs

Postby admin » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:21 pm

Advertised in this 1932 sales brochure - Lycett Aero Elastic ...

http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/members ... Hspecs.pdf

..and again in 1937:

http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/members ... ogue02.jpg
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