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Old 2012-08-12, 03:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by GizmoDuck View Post
Your centre of mass should be over the axle whether you have the seat at +45 degrees or 0 degrees or -45 degrees with respect to the frame.

Once you sit down and start riding, the centre of mass and the saddle angle are constant, what moves is the angle of the frame (depending on saddle tilt with respect to the frame).

On a bike, the saddle is fixed at an certain angle to the ground, because it has two fixed points (both wheels) stopping rotation of the saddle. On a unicycle, the frame rotates around the axle so whatever seat angle you start with is irrelevant once you sit on it and start riding.
Did you do anything to test this hypothesis, like tilting your seat all the way up and all the way down to see if it feels any different?

It does.
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