Ba da boom! That's the main thing I remember of my first ride on the Silvio 2.0. I had hit a pothole which I was unable to see because of the low seat angle. Right then, I decided to make the Silvio more touring friendly: this was achieved with a simple blue Styrofoam wedge inserted under the seat. Simple, light, solid and removable. The following, illustrated with pictures, describes this simple procedure. 1. Place rubber bushings between the seat pan and the back so that the seating angle can be modified; 2. Cut three 3 inch slabs from a high density 2 inch thick Styrofoam (I bought a small leftover piece from a building material store) 3. Glue the pieces together with the special foam board glue: let dry for 24 hours; 4. On the glued foam pieces (6 inches thick), trace the seat contour from the frame (the seat has been removed). 5. Cut out the frame contour on the foam with a "ribbon saw" (I had my neighbour do it for me). The top part of the cut is used to trace the part of the wedge on which the seat will be attached. This is where you decide on the seat angle. 6. On both sides of the foam wedge, glue strips of aluminium sheet metal (which I had in my garage but you can find left over pieces around constructions sites) Let stand for 24 hours. 7. Paint the Styrofoam with a black latex paint. 8. Place Velcro strips on both sides of the wedge and insert it under the seat. And bingo! You have modified your seat angle to your liking and the wedge stays solidly in place; you really have to hold the bike down to remove it. And the whole thing only adds a few ounces. There you have it. You can pack your wedge with you on your ride and insert it under the seat when the going gets rough. (And nobody will call you a "wedgie") This modification actually adds a bit of cushion on the back. Using flexible packing foam instead of the blue Styrofoam would add even more cushioning. With the seat angle as illustrated in the pictures, you don't really need a head rest; you can use it to attach a variety of bags. Making one wedge insert is a bit time consuming because of the measurements you have take from the frame and the material you need to assemble. Taking the first wedge as a model, it would be quite easy to make 10 or more copies. P.S How do you upload images?