I was riding my bike the other day, not doing anything too intensive, but all of a sudden the seat on my bike became disconnected from its mounting bracket (mounting post? I'm not completely sure of the terminology) and after I quickly came to a stop (because I could feel that something was wrong with the seat) and dismounted, the seat just fell right off. I really would like to get this fixed as quick as possible, for cycling is my preferred method of exercising (and transportation, I live on a college campus).
I've been doing a little bit of googling as to which parts I may need to replace, but it honestly hasn't been too much help, so I'm here asking for some help.
Diamondback Mountain Bike, not sure exactly how many years old, but I've had the thing for at least 5-8 years or so.
The brand of the seat is: Avenir (I think it's as old as the bike, probably the original seat from when I got the bike).
The brand of the seat post (mounting post? again, terminology issues) is Kalin, and it's as old as the bike as well.
Also, there's a piece of metal that fell off when the seat came off, I am not completely sure what it's called, but I definitely know that it plays an important role in keeping the seat on the bike.
(if I've forgotten any specs, let me know, and I'll get them)
Here's some pics:
Picture of Seat:
Picture of Seatpost:
Picture of metal part that came off (both top and bottom sides of it):
If anyone is able to lend some suggestions as to what I should do to fix the bike, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thanks - Hastings