RE: gluing uni bumpers
> These things seem impossible to get (although unicycle.com said they’d be
> stocking them whenever Miyata can send them some). Does anyone have experience
> gluing cracks in their Miyata seat bumper? If so, what glue did you use and
> how well did it work? Any other ideas?
I’m surprised at you. A guy who takes such good care of his equipment breaking
bumpers? What sad times these are.
It saddens me more to say that I’m not aware of a glue that will do anything
useful toward fixing those things. You might be able to repair a rear bumper, at
least cosmetically, but I don’t think it would be able to take much pounding
after that. But the front bumper/handle gets an awful lot of stress.
I wish I had some of that glue they use to stick those reflectors onto the road.
You know, the ones that mark the lanes? That’s some form of hot glue that can
take being run over by 1,000,000 trucks. It’s gotta be good glue. But I still
don’t think you’d be able to stress the joint by using the handle. You need a
It’s annoying that a factory in Japan is cranking out tons of those things, but
we can’t get any shipped over here; even though there is demand. The demand
isn’t very big, but it’s equal to nearly any other spare parts situation.
One possibility is to pester Matt Hyer for more parts, especially seats and
bumpers. Matt is the guy at Miyata’s US warehouse. He doesn’t have a tremendous
amount of control over what gets shipped his way, but he can at least
communicate with the folks in Japan.
For Kris, I wouldn’t mention that you’re in Canada because that might be a
different distributor. But if you buy your stuff from UnicycleSource, you are a
US customer. Call Matt at Miyata USA: 1-800-323-8553.
Remember, if you plan to buy a unicycle, get it from UnicycleSource
(1-800-UNICYCLE, www.unicycle.com), where you can talk to an expert who knows
what unicyclists need!
Meanwhile, we need seats. Different people have different preferences, but many
prefer the Miyata design. That’s great, but it’s always such a pain to get them,
especially ones that aren’t seasick-green. We need somebody to start
manufacturing heavy duty seats and posts for us adults. Seats with strong
bumpers, good padding, and available add-ons like handlebars (hand supports),
computer mounts, brake mounts, etc.
Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Miller, age 8 (future nephew)