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2006/10/05 10:47:41 (permalink)

Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest?

Like others, I found that as I reclined my seat more, I got a sore neck on long rides. While there are plenty of options for carbon seats, I didn't find any headrests really suited to the Euromesh seat. I finally decided to apply some engineering and develop one. Seeing Larry Grahm's carbon seat headrest at RAO helped a lot. After several prototypes, I have a design that seems to work real well. It is aluminum and attaches to the seat with zip ties. While you may not think so, it is quite surdy and adaptable to various seats (I found many covers fit slightly differently on the seat.) I attached the neck rest pad to the aluminum support using velcro, allowing for adjustment and removal for installation of different bags.

I was quite pleased with the design and have posted picts in the gallery ( http://bacchettabikes.com/forum2/albumphoto.asp?albumid=34&asortType=1&apage=1 ) The materials are readily available, but by the time one buys the quantities available, the price runs up to about $25 and you have a lot of stuff left over.

I got to thinking that others might want a headrest for the EM. I have a fab shop I have worked with who could make them up if there is interest. I expect for about $30, I could get them made and cover my time. This isn't, by any means, a get rich scheme, but an attempt to share something I found not readily available. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will pursue it.

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    Ike1
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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/05 12:21:58 (permalink)
    Super!!! If you make it - I'll buy it.

    Jim Iken
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    loanguy
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    Add me on 2006/10/06 02:12:41 (permalink)
    I'd be interested in buying this.
    1. Where would I get the actual foam or headrest (do I have to fabricate that myself or is it included)

    pls advise

    thanks much!

    Ruel

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    AeroDon
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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/06 06:03:40 (permalink)
    I'd include the aluminum mounting bracket, the foam padded head rest with velcro attachment, 4 zip ties and instructions. I will probably, also, put reflective tape on the back. You will need to provide the blinkey light if you want it.

    All would be included in the ADEM headrest (that's AeroDonEuroMesh).
    post edited by AeroDon - 2006/10/06 06:18:32

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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/06 10:34:28 (permalink)
    OK, Deal me in.

    Where would you like the PayPal sent?

    Can you get me a chartreuse one before the weekend?
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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/06 10:37:45 (permalink)
    Don,

    Sign me up if it will work on a Corsa!
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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/06 17:59:57 (permalink)
    Any idea if that will fit on a recurve? It looks like it might with a bit of tweaking. I can provide measurements if needed.

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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/07 20:54:25 (permalink)
    This design would take changes to fit the recurve seat. The top support comes from the tubular frame of the EM seat. I don't think the recurve has a tubular frame across the top. I might be able to look at it after Tour de Fort, in 2 weeks.

    AeroDon
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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/07 21:13:39 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: AeroDon

    This design would take changes to fit the recurve seat. The top support comes from the tubular frame of the EM seat. I don't think the recurve has a tubular frame across the top. I might be able to look at it after Tour de Fort, in 2 weeks.


    It does have one, but not in the same place. The recurve seat's top bar is curved and behind the mesh, so the mesh is the string to the frame's bow.

    Zebee
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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/07 21:21:11 (permalink)
    I wouldn't really see any reason to have a headrest on a recurve seat. Don't recline back far enough to need a head rest. I'm getting pretty far laid back on my M5 CF seat and that's when I started to look into head rests. On my other bents sitting up right I wouldn't need any cause sitting up straight. I test rode a cafe with recurve and I laid that thing back as far as it would go and it was still pretty up right, other then the front horn of the seat in the way pedaling on the insides of the legs rubbing. That's my opinion thou. If I was to get a EM seat, I'd be calling upon your services Don.

    Nic Morel
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    RE: Add me on 2006/10/08 18:53:45 (permalink)
    I have a friend with a recurve on a Cafe. I will look at it after Tour de Fort.

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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/09 13:10:30 (permalink)
    Hi Don!
    Sounds like a great add-on. Count me in!

    Janet
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    The ADEM Euromesh Headrest 2006/10/13 18:33:42 (permalink)
    Got mine already AND in chartreuse. What service!

    Between the new ADEM, new pedals (Eggbeaters replacing Frogs) and all the repairs/fixes (bad from the dealer!?!?!) I should be able to actually ride this "Giro 26/26 Custom Yellow w/Gold pearl" after a year and 2000 miles of trying.
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    RE: The ADEM Euromesh Headrest 2006/10/16 11:55:00 (permalink)
    Just checking to see if you got my check yet? I am hoping that the headrest arrives today in Chicago.
    This weekend MAY be ok to ride. Thanks again for making this happen Don.

    Warmest Regards,

    Steven
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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/16 13:48:27 (permalink)
    I'd like to join the supported-head-Euro-seated crowd. Send me payment instructions. Got a paypal account?
    Bikernunzio/Dave
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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/16 17:49:14 (permalink)
    This really isn't a business, it's just a chance to share something I developed that seems to work well for me. I just cover expenses and make a small amount to justify my time. As such, I try to keep it simple. I believe most in our circle are honest, so here is what I have been doing....
    If you are interested in an ADAM headrest, send me an e-mail with your name and address. I will send you an e-mail with my address when I'm ready to mail the headrest and you drop a check for $35 (30 for headrest and 5 for shipping) in the mail.....I trust you and you trust me. This has worked pretty well with several folks so far. I will continue the system as long as it works.

    AeroDon
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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/18 13:51:49 (permalink)
    Check the photo gallery if you would like to see my installation of this headrest. I've added a cover to clean it up.

    Jim Iken

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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/18 19:28:17 (permalink)
    That's pretty neat, Jim. You said you used an old sock....best use I have seen for old socks. I still find that mounting my blinkey light on the headrest bracket makes it much more visible.

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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/18 19:41:37 (permalink)
    I have my blinkey light on the back of my brain box.
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    RE: Any Interest in a Euromesh Headrest? 2006/10/18 19:49:04 (permalink)
    Don, thanks again for the headrest.

    Other than adding the cover for looks, I can't think of any way to improve it.
    It is just the right height, and is firm enough for support... yet light.

    took all of 10 minutes to install.

    hope you make a million on it! LOL

    Jim
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