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German Engineering for your Bum!

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German Engineering for your Bum!

I bought a new electric desk a few weeks ago and thought I’d treat myself to a new seat as well. So I bought one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01HAVJUNO/


It took about 20 minutes to put together but having spent many an hour on it I’m really pleased with it. This is not the first new seat I have bought, the last two I gave to my sons as they simply didn’t cut it for me, but this one’s in a world of its own, and that I’m putting down to the fact that it’s German and not a C’n’C Chinese import like the previous ones.

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Re: German Engineering for your Bum!

what is an electric desk

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@Oldjim  electic adjustable height desk ,, sit or stand Thumbs Up

@Mook  Nice chair for afternoon Naps Smiley

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@Mook nice to see how the other half live ;-)
Myself new (to me) chair being collected on Thursday courtesy of a recycler via facebook. (cost £0)

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Re: German Engineering for your Bum!

Looks nice but I guess I will have to stick with a small cushion in my lower back.

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I built a seat using a Honda Accord passenger seat and the base from my (uncomfortable) Ikea Vilgot chair, it's a smidge tall though by a few centimetres, needs a shorter gas tube... Smiley

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For several years I've been using German Engineering for my bum ...

 

... in the form of Aldi 3-ply toilet rolls.

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 @Mook    Thanks for the heads up !..... did a google search on the title of the chair, and see they have a very wide range of chairs,  having perused them I have just ordered one of these

 

Songmics Office Chair Height adjustable Computer Chair Relax desk OBG51B

 

£88.99 from their Ebay Store.....  and delivery is from Monday 11 to 15th Dec... so will be looking forward to that..

 

Note... this chair does not have the "foot rest".... but more important to me is the fact that the arm rests can be swivelled upwards out of the way.... I find that this kind of chair, seems to be just a tad to narrow, between the arm rests to sit comfortably between them with arms in normal position for sitting.... Also find that they can be too high, giving a "hunched shoulder" postion...  

With one arm rest in the vertical postion, this should be alleviated, and also the variation will be more comfortable for me for "relaxed" sitting.

 

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@RobPN  WOW !... that is heavy engineering.... Three Ply  ! ! !   Whoo hoo  ! ... Cheesy

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I shall be looking to buy a replacement soon. Mine is getting uncomfortable and the fake leather on the arm rests is nearly all gone. I wish they could come up with some thing more durable at the price.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Many years ago, I got (given and it was brand new, the owner didn't like the stiffness of the leather) a chair that came from IKEA. It is real leather. That is what I am using at the moment and which will be replaced tomorrow if all goes well.
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@shutter wrote:

@RobPN  WOW !... that is heavy engineering.... Three Ply  ! ! !  ...


@shutter Well needs must when there's a big job at hand!  Wink

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@shutter - Have you taken delivery of your new seat yet, and is it what you expected?

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Re: German Engineering for your Bum!

Yes,   !... I think it arrived on Monday or Tuesday... ( direct from Germany )...

 

Lovely seat... great to be able to lift the arm rests out of the way.... but equally, I can sit between them without "pinching" my elbows in, to fit the space. Its a lot lighter than the previous one from  "The Range"... ( same price two years ago  - one wheel fell off, so I had to do something about it )... being lighter, it also rolls ( due to better castors) across the carpet easier, too..

 

All in all.... A worthwhile investment.. Very pleased..

 

P.S.   a note about constructing it..... when you follow the instructions ... and come to the bit about the arm rests... just locate the screws in the threads in the main seat .... leaving them very loose.   you then have to lay the back rest across the seat, to line up one pair  ( one each side )... of  the back rest, and then swivel the backrest up right, to locate the remaining pair...

 

If you tighten up as you go along... you will probably find that it is very difficult to get the backrest in position as shown on the "Picture" only instructions...