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Leo Horishny

Everything old is new again Matt. I don't remember the name, but there was someone 20 or so years ago who made a sling type seat based on a set of rams horn handlebars placed upside down in the seat tube with the sling spanning the bar width.

Someone else here likely knows the name of the seat maker, though anyone can make their own.


Leo, you might be thinking of Dan Henry, who passed away in March just short of his 99th birthday according to Adventure Cycling magazine's June issue. There's an obituary here http://syvnews.com/news/local/cycling-legend-dan-henry-to-be-buried-friday/article_819c0e80-6d7b-11e1-bb46-001871e3ce6c.html with a photo of one of his sling seats. He also invented what came to be known as Dan Henry Route Marking System.


This reminds me of the Danish bikes made in Christiana. They sport a completely different type of bike geometry than our standard triangles. And, sling style saddles. I thought for sure this post was going to show a modified Pederson style seat. Check 'em out, http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/pedersenbikes.htm

Leo Horishny

Thanks MLC40, I knew there'd be someone reading who knew what I was referencing. Great story about the inventor. Back in the day, I can't imagine where the pilot would PUT a bicycle on a commercial airplane!

The Pedersen seats, I forgot about those Frankenbent bikes ;-) They are cool looking and I wouldn't turn down a chance to ride one though.

I guess you could call those 'thong' seats more than sling seats :-)

Charles Munger

I thought I saw a do-it-yourself sling seat in Eugene Sloan's book "The Complete Book of Bicycling", but I cannot find it.

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