Bumpers falling off new Viscount seat

Hey, y’all,

Just bought a unicycle from unicycle.com and have been practicing for a
couple of weeks. I’m getting the feel of riding, but I’m having trouble
with the plastic bumpers on the seat. As the seat hits the ground, the
screws holding the plastic to the seat are coming loose and falling out.

The folks I ordered from suggest using a wider screw, but has anyone else
run into this problem or have any suggestions?

Also, is there anyone out there in Houston, preferably inside the 610
Loop, who would be willing to coach me? I found one Houston club on line,
but it is way the heck south of town.

Thanks,

John Edens

John,

Nix the sheet metal screws! I tapped the holes with a 10-32 tap and
inserted a pan head machine screw with lock washer. Worked very well! Some
have used a smaller machine screw and nut but I prefer not having to deal
with trying to hold the nut under the metal tab in that small space.

Bruce http://move.to/daup

John Edens wrote:
>
> Hey, y’all,
>
> Just bought a unicycle from unicycle.com and have been practicing for a
> couple of weeks. I’m getting the feel of riding, but I’m having trouble
> with the plastic bumpers on the seat. As the seat hits the ground, the
> screws holding the plastic to the seat are coming loose and falling out.
>
> The folks I ordered from suggest using a wider screw, but has anyone
> else run into this problem or have any suggestions?
>
> Also, is there anyone out there in Houston, preferably inside the 610
> Loop, who would be willing to coach me? I found one Houston club on
> line, but it is way the heck south of town.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John Edens