As some of you may know, i broke my seatpost at the Muni weekend, and Im obvioulsy looking for a new one. I would like to get a rail adapter, would http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=602 this be good? If anyone knows anything about it I would greatly apreaciate feedback on it. Specifically, does it come with a rail bracket, and will it work with my QU-AX seat.
Also, does anyone know how I would go about rmoving the cranks from my QU-AX Muni? I need to rotate my tire, but i dont know if I need a crank puller or anything.
Any help will be greatly apreaciated.
I dont really know anything about rail adaptors and such, but I have heard that the Primo Rod seatpost is VERY strong, but fairly heavy. I do know about crank removal and that though. I you just remove the crank bolt and the pinch bolt then your cranks should slide right off. If not (and they probably wont after going through 2 years of muni without taking them off yet) then you can either take it to a LBS and get them to use a crank puller on it, or buy a crank puller. Here is a great write up on how to clean your cranks. You might also consider new bearings, but check them first. Just pull off the seal and check to see if they are contaminated with water/too much dirt/mud/junk. Once you have cleaned and greased then you can just put them on in a different position than before.
The diameter is the same, Its a bummer you hafta buy the adapter seperate though. I guess I will probably do that, unless there is a cheaper option. What post would I want if I went with the traditional kind?
I’ve heard very good things about the GB4 post, but seeing as those are out of stock on UDC and they have a pretty terrible selection of standard seatposts I would just get a United or maybe a Semcycle XL. Having said that they wont even last as long as the one that broke did, but the United are $10 which is dirt cheap. You’re probably better off spending the extra money on the rail setup.
Just re-read your thred, why do you need to pull the cranks to rotate our tyre? Just drop the pressure right down, grab the tyre and yank it round on the rim, then re-inflate. It’s a five minute job requiring only a bike pump.
Thanks for all the feedback guys.
Yeah, I really do need to take off my cranks and grease my splines and stuff. By the way Max, I’ve only had the uni for 1 year, not 2, but I havn’t rotated the tire or taken the cranks off once.