Buying a new uni!

I’m thinking it’s time to get a new 20" uni to do some tricks on. So, I was
wondering what the best uni would be for these purposes. I’m not to picky. What
are some of the pros and cons of the unis. I was thinking about the semcycle 20"
or the Miyata 20", is one far superior to the other?

~Amelia~

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Re: Buying a new uni!

At 02:28 PM 9/9/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I’m thinking it’s time to get a new 20" uni to do some tricks on. So, I was
>wondering what the best uni would be for these purposes. I’m not to picky. What
>are some of the pros and cons of the unis. I was thinking about the semcycle
>20" or the Miyata 20", is one far superior to the other? ~Amelia~

Hi Amelia! Here are some pros and cons for you:

MIYATA Pros:

  • you can call it “My-Miyata” or just shorten it to “My-yata”
  • they brand-name their unis “Flamingos”, so you can stick it in the ground in
    the front yard as a lawn ornament when you aren’t riding it
  • there is an optional squirrel-guard

Cons:

  • Miyata is hard to spell
  • people might say "your whatta?
  • the seat is not quite ripe (still green)

SEMCYCLE Pros:

  • named after Sem (we all know who that is!)
  • seats are riper (you can get red)
  • will never be confused with the sports car

Cons:

  • no squirrel-guards are available (but they are working on it)
  • you’ll be afraid to take it to Nationals, in fear that Sem will be there and
    take it away from you
  • why isn’t there a “Teresacycle” ?

-Rick

Re: Buying a new uni!

>- why isn’t there a “Teresacycle” ?
>
>-Rick

Good point Rick. I want a Teresacycle.

and a Coker,

and a Muni

and a bigger place to store all of my unis.

Wayne van Wijk… wvanwijk@gil.com.au


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Re: Buying a new uni!

A note about Miyatas:

>- you can call it “My-Miyata” or just shorten it to “My-yata”
>- people might say "your whatta?

Even guys at most bike shops don’t know how to pronounce it, but it’s
“Mee-yata”. This is how the Japanese guys say it, including Mr. Miyata. That’s
probably why, when Mazda decided to give a car that name, they spelled it
different.

In most languages, the letter “i” is pronounced “eee”, but we Americans (and
English?) like to make it sound like “eye”.

The Miyata Bicycle Company has been around for about 110 years. The Mazda MX-5
(called Miata over here) has been around for 10. My dad bought one in 1989.
Imagine my surprise when He called me up and told me he owned a Miata!

I prefer the Miyata over the Semcycle, but this is partially a matter of taste.
I like the Miyata seat design with handle, even though the seat posts eventually
break on me. I also like the stiff yet light frame.

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