Whether you’re building your own BMX from scratch, or you only want to replace the existing seat, there are many important things you ought to consider prior to purchasing a new seat. The different features you need to pay attention to depend on the riding style, level of experience and also have to do with the level of durability and comfort.
Since durability is generally the first thing to look into regardless of the type of seat, let’s see the different materials used for the making of this part. Usually, a typical BMX set will include moulded plastic, polyurethane foam padding and synthetic or leather cover. Choosing a seat that has a cover made of natural leather means more comfort and durability, but these are more expensive. The synthetic ones, on the other hand, are hard, less comfortable and consequently, cheaper. The bumpers on almost all BMX seats are plastic or Kevlar. They are present at the nose and the sides and serve for protection against impacts.
One of the main things that differentiate one BMX seat from another is the type of seatpost fitment used. This refers to how the bottom of the seat is attached to the top of the seatpost. The five main fitment types are integrated, standard, railed, pivotal and tripod fitments.
This is the case where the seat and seatpost come as one unit and cannot be separated from each other. With these setups, it’s very important to make sure the seatpost diameter and the interior diameter of the bike’s seat tube are a good match. Generally, the sizes range from 22.2mm up to 35mm in diameter. You might be able to find out which size you need by check your current post since the size might be stamped below the minimum insertion line. Or you can try to find the specs online.
This term stands for a simple metal pipe which slides into the seat tube. The saddle is bolted onto the top with the help of a small clamp usually called the ‘seat guts’. This type of seatpost fitment is common for low-budget bikes. An experienced rider will tell you hat the seat guts can be obtrusive, especially when doing tricks for which the seat had to be gripped by the thighs.
The pivotal BMX seat has become the newer standard as of late. This setup consists of a top that is moulded using a series of adjustment grooves and that’s where the BMX set is placed. The two parts are secured with a single bolt which passes through the top of the seat. This is what makes a pivotal BMX seat recognizable – the bolt slot that’s placed between the nose and tail. These seats can only be used with pivotal seatposts and vice-versa.
Also called ‘micro-adjust’ seatposts, these are similar to the MTB and road bike standard. They feature twin rails underneath the BMX seat and a twin-bolt clamp on top of the seatpost that matches the rails.
A new type, that just like the pivotal one, is becoming increasingly popular standard. These setups feature a triangular plate at the top of the seatpost and bolts in each corner. This means that the seat offers three points of support.
Dogs are man’s best friend for plenty of reasons: they lift your mood when you’re sad, and keep your heart healthy and stress levels down by taking YOU for walks, or doing some goofs dogs know best, and of course, we can’t forget the fact they are willing to give their lives to protect you.
Dogs have the instinct when they have to defend the property or the owner, letting us know something’s amiss with their barking, but what happens when the barking turns into a behaviour problem, excessive and without reason? There’s one Cesar Millan, so what are those of us, not dog whisperers, left to do?
There’s always the help of dog professionals as an option, but if you’re willing to give cheaper solutions a try, you can start with the puppy spray collar. The effective and harmless collar (it’s pet safe!) has an in-built microphone sensor so every time your dog barks it activates the sensor and the painless spray is released in front of the snout.
It’s great with training also, teaching the dog the spraying is a consequence of the barking. Sometimes, though, it depends on the breed of dog or the dog itself meaning what works for some dogs may not work for others, and if it doesn’t work with the puppy spray collar you might find the static correction bark control collar more useful.
How this behaviour problem goes also depends on you as the owner. It’s advisable to do a bit of training whenever you can if you want to see some improvement. A situation like this requires determination, as well as patience; you can’t expect to see results overnight.
You have to show your dog when it has to stop barking by correction, and giving treats when you see progress is made to reward the effort. It’s necessary to stay attentive to when your dog starts barking, how long the barking goes to see if there is a pattern and uncover the reason behind it.
In some instances, it may be just excess of energy expressed as boredom or loneliness through barking, signalling your dog needs more activities and spend more time with you so it’s up to you to come up with more fun stuff for your furry friend to be able to restore peace again.
In other cases, there may be a health issue behind it which requires special care, and you would have to do some tests and check ups at the vet to be sure.
When it comes to restaurant dining chairs, there’s an unlimited number of options to choose from. In terms of style, most of them can be divided into classic or modern, and simple or complex. As most restaurant owners already have a good idea of how they want their place to look like, settling for a particular style isn’t that difficult. What’s a lot more difficult though, is choosing seating that will make efficient use of the space in your venue.
Considering how chairs are the single most common element in a restaurant’s venue, they can literally overtake the entire space unless you come up with a good seating scheme. While it’s only normal that you’d want to seat as many guests as possible, overcrowding the venue with chairs can create a suffocating atmosphere. As a result, instead of fitting more guests, the packed space will drive them away.
So, how can you as a restaurant owner fit more seats without restricting freedom of movement? One good solution for that would be to use stackable dining chairs. Long and gone are the days when restaurants used cheap plastic folding chairs to save space. Unlike folding chairs, stackable dining chairs have a higher aesthetic value and come with all the features needed to keep guests comfortable. They can be made from a wide range of materials such as metal, plastic or wood, be upholstered and include a curved back and armrests which increase comfort.
In other words, stackable dining chairs can be as stylish and functional as traditional chairs, with the advantage of being easy to store away when not in use. When you don’t need them, a number of these chairs can be stacked vertically and still take up the space of only a single chair. This, of course, is very beneficial for restaurants as it allows them to increase their amount of free floor space and still have a stash of extra seats on disposal should there be an influx of guests, like for instance on weekend nights.
While it’s definitely convenient to have these chairs stacked on top of one another, are they actually easy to move? Most stacking chairs are meant to be portable and therefore are usually built from lightweight materials. As they weigh less than traditional chairs, they are a lot easier to move for staff. When closing time comes along, the staff can easily put up the chairs on the tables and properly clean and vacuum the floor.
If you are a person who enjoys the simple, but beautiful things in life, then you will surely appreciate the simplicity of the Scandinavian style in your living room. The very chic look that blends the past, modern and contemporary look originated in Northern Europe, in Finland, Sweeden and Norway. It attracted the attention of people all over the world due to its hygge decor, fine craftsmanship and the high dose of elegance it can bring to any home. And among the basic features of this style which are the clean lines, the spaciousness, the simple accents, the decorative details and the usage of as much natural light as possible, relying on wood as the main material emerges on top of the list.