Combined seat print.JPG
Device data
Project data
Authors Aaron Kruzel
Completed 2019
Made No
Replicated No
Cost USD 1.14
Instance of Bike seat
OKH Manifest Open Know-How Manifest Download

A bike seat is a simple, but necessary part of a bike that holds most of the weight of the biker. In many developing countries, biking is the most common mode of transport. Additionally, a mud flap is important for keeping the rider clean, especially during rainy seasons.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. Available plastic that can be 3D printed, and glue/adhesive
    1. Link to all applicable files needed to create part. [1]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. Depending on type of bike, an allen wrench or screw driver may be needed to attach seat.

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • General 3D printing knowledge is needed to make parts.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Recommended Print Settings: Temp=210, Material=PLA, Layer Height=0.3mm, Infill=25%
  2. Print Time Estimate: 4 hours 20 minutes
  3. Assembly Time Estimate: 15 minutes
Combined seat.jpg

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • A common problem is the tolerance for the assembly is too tight. To solve this, use a thicker wall thickness and use sandpaper to create a snug snap fit.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. Estimated Cost(57g): ~=$1.14
  2. Commercial equivalent, Seat $17.98 [2]]
  3. Commercial equivalent, Mud Flap $19.95 [3]
  4. Cash Savings: $36.79, Percent Savings: 97.14%

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

  • Cycling [4]
  • Keweenaw Trails [5]
  • Bicycle Parts Request [6]
  • 3D Printed Bikes Community [7]
  • Reddit Bicycling [8]
Page data
Type Device, Project
Keywords 3d printing, bicycle, bike seat, plastic
SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Published 2019
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777, MTU
Language English (en)
Impact Number of views to this page and its redirects. Updated once a month. Views by admins and bots are not counted. Multiple views during the same session are counted as one. 217
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