A problem

I am learning to unicycle, but my leg has been getting torn up on the upper
inside (next to the seat, which i believe is the problem). My seat is really
torn up, and i have the money to get a new one. But since i am learning, does
anyone have any quick fix ideas to keep my leg from getting hurt? Thank you!!!
David Riley

Re: A problem

What kind of seat do you currently have? Can you describe it? Take a look at
http://www.unicyclesource.com and see if you can find a unicycle there with the
same seat. Once we know what kind of seat you have we can give you some
suggestions. Depending on the seat you can add additional padding where your
legs are rubbing.

There are some very evil seats out there. If you happen to have one of the very
evil seats nothing short of replacing the seat with a better seat will help.

john_childs

From: “GARY RILEY”
>I am learning to unicycle, but my leg has been getting torn up on the upper
>inside (next to the seat, which i believe is the problem). My seat is really
>torn up, and i have the money to get a new one. But since i am learning, does
>anyone have any quick fix ideas to keep my leg from getting hurt? Thank you!!!
>David Riley


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RE: A problem

David,

> I am learning to unicycle, but my leg has been getting torn up on the upper
> inside (next to the seat, which i believe is the problem). My seat is really
> torn up, and i have the money to get a new one. But since i am learning, does
> anyone have any quick fix ideas to keep my leg from getting hurt?

I’ll take a guess that your seat looks like this one:
http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/Unidb/qdesc/concord.html

“Modern” versions of this seat have metal bumpers on the end but the
construction is still about the same. Sometimes you can bend in the sides on
this seat so there are no edges protruding into your leg. Problem is that big
bolt under there. Sometimes the bolt is so wide it’s actually what’s causing
the problem.

The first thing to try is a pair of cycling shorts, if you don’t have any.
They’re designed to protect against friction with the seat, plus make riding a
lot more comfortable. You can get the lycra spandex kind, or mountain biking
shorts that are like the lycra, but have an outer shell of “normal” shorts.

Then find the nearest dumpster, open the lid and throw in your current seat from
as far away as possible (it’s more fun that way). This is assuming your seat is
like the one in the picture. I recommend a Miyata seat as replacement. It’s more
expensive than the others, but you get what you pay for.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

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