About this device
Combined seat print.JPG
Picture of completed print setup in Cura
Keywords 3D printing, bicycle, bike seat, plastic
Uses transportation, hobbyism
Authors Aaron Kruzel
Status Designed
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2019
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MOST
Cost USD $ 1.14
SDGs SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.youmagine.com/designs/bike-seat-and-mud-flap
Translation data

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

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]