I’m really hoping I’m wrong here. First a little background:
For several weeks now I’ve been battling the evil “road crown twist” posture that I see a few other beginners deal with too. I think mine began by usually riding roads that slant downward to the right, forcing me to throw my right shoulder back while trying to go straight. I believe this habit has been burned into my brain and created a bad “muscle memory” problem that now persists even on level roads. I’m trying all the remedies suggested in these forums, inc. forcing my left shoulder back, checking seat alignment, putting spacers under one side of the seat, checking the bottom hub clamps are even, seat post straight, tire pressure variances, and more — and none have been a magical overnight fix. I do notice that the effect seems to subside toward the end of my rides when I force myself to keep my shoulders even, so maybe it will eventually go away.
But while trying to make adjustments to my seat, I get very frustrated with the incredible lack of precision quality I’m used to on a good mountain bike seat. I know the muni market is small and so the investment in higher-quality tooling and materials isn’t economically feasible to muni equipment manufacturers, but what is with all the wiggle-room on a four-bolt seatpost? Trying to make minor tweaks in saddle position is very difficult. Why can’t a unicycle seat use the twin-rail setup found on bicycle seats? Anyone know any good options out there? FYI I’m on a Torker Unistar DX 24. Maybe that’s the problem, I know this muni isn’t top-of-the-line. But I’m suspecting I’ll find the same type of non-precision 4-bolt setup when I move up to a KH 29. Thanks for any help.