Combined seat print.JPG
Project data
Authors Aaron Kruzel
Completed 2019
Made? No
Replicated? No
Cost USD 1.14
Instance of Bike seat
Download Open Know How Manifest
Page data
Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, bicycle, bike seat, plastic
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Aaron Kruzel
Kathy Nativi
Published 2019
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
MY4777
MTU
Language English (en)
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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]

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