A New Seat

I just busted my 18yr old miyata seat the other night and need to purchase
another one. My unicycle is also 18yrs old but I think my wife would string me
up if I bought a new one at this point - especially before Christmas. I am into
MUni as well as the typical list of road tricks. What kind of a seat do you
think is a good buy for me?

Seatless in Lethbridge


Frank Lowe Hamilton Junior High School 429 - 15 Street South Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 2Z4 PHONE: (403) 327-3465 FAX: (403) 327-3450


Re: [A New Seat]

Unless you are going to heavily customise a seat nothing really beats a
Miyata (IMHO).

For the budget minded a Viscount is a good choice but a new Miyata seat would
have those lovely handles (which your old one probably didn’t have). They are
available from unicycle source http://www.unicyclesource.com


Frank Lowe <frank.lowe@lethsd.ab.ca> wrote: I just busted my 18yr old miyata
seat the other night and need to purchase another one. My unicycle is also 18yrs
old but I think my wife would string me up if I bought a new one at this point -
especially before Christmas. I am into MUni as well as the typical list of road
tricks. What kind of a seat do you think is a good buy for me?

Seatless in Lethbridge


Frank Lowe Hamilton Junior High School 429 - 15 Street South Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 2Z4 PHONE: (403) 327-3465 FAX: (403) 327-3450


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Re: A New Seat

Not true, unfortunately. If the Miyata seat is 18 years old, he will need a new
seat post with a new Miyata. The post itself is still of the same diameter and
all, but where the post connects to the seat is different. So, unfortunately,
unless another old Miyata seat can be found, a new seat post will be necessary.

>Since you already have the Miyata seatpost, it would be cheaper for you to buy
>a replacement Miyata seat then to buy something else (which would require you
>to buy another seatpost).
>
>A Miyata seat is $33, a Viscount is $20, but requires a seatpost ($16?, from
>Unicycle Source). The other problem is that Miyata uses a smaller seat post
>diameter, so another seat post may not even fit your unicycle (if you have a
>Miyata unicycle…)
>
>Greg

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Re: A New Seat

In a message dated 12/9/0 12:34:41 PM, ghouse@southwind.net wrote:

>On Wed, 06 Dec 2000, Frank Lowe wrote:
>>I just busted my 18yr old miyata seat the other night and need to purchase
>>another one. My unicycle is also 18yrs old but I think my wife would string me
>>up if I bought a new one at this point - especially before Christmas. I am
>>into MUni as well as the typical list of road tricks. What kind of a seat do
>>you think is a good buy for me?

Isn’t this a common problem for the miyata seats? I luv the miyata seat but i’ve
had to have custom posts & reinforcement plates for most all the seats. I’ve had
the Unicycle Factory do this for me in the past, but it can be costly because
it’s customized. At one time Oscells was making the seat post but but were they
also reinforcing the seats??? Of course, if you don’t live in the U.S., neither
of these options may be helpful.

Uni-versally yours, Unicycle Lady http://users.aol.com/unilady/ “A Smile is a
Wonderous Thing”

Re: A New Seat

If it lasted 18 years then I would buy another Miyata seat, it has
served you well

Re: A New Seat

On Wed, 06 Dec 2000, Frank Lowe wrote:
>I just busted my 18yr old miyata seat the other night and need to purchase
>another one. My unicycle is also 18yrs old but I think my wife would string me
>up if I bought a new one at this point - especially before Christmas. I am into
>MUni as well as the typical list of road tricks. What kind of a seat do you
>think is a good buy for me?

Since you already have the Miyata seatpost, it would be cheaper for you to buy a
replacement Miyata seat then to buy something else (which would require you to
buy another seatpost).

A Miyata seat is $33, a Viscount is $20, but requires a seatpost ($16?, from
Unicycle Source). The other problem is that Miyata uses a smaller seat post
diameter, so another seat post may not even fit your unicycle (if you have a
Miyata unicycle…)

Greg