You’re right. When we acquired the distribution rights last year, Miyata
filled and shipped our order for red, blue and green saddles. Since that
time, they chose to stop production all but green saddles.
Many of our cycles have red and blue frames, so this wasn’t good news. We
recently placed an order for 500 saddles of each color. That’s 1500 total,
enough to make production worthwhile. We hope to take delivery in
We don’t plan to run out of these again.
John Drummond www.Unicycle.com 1-800-Unicycle
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
["]mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Foss Sent: Tuesday,
January 08, 2002 2:18 PM To: ‘AccordNSX’; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ Subject:
RE: Miyata saddle owners
> The days are going by and I’m getting more and more frustrated. Please
> seomeone with a spare Miyata sell it to me or someone find a place that
> has them in stock!
Before this newsgroup (and Unicycle.com) came along, people used to
suffer in silence. It was generally one year between container
shipments to Miyata USA, and the seats were almost always gone after six
months at the most.
But Miyata still appears unwilling to ship in quantities less than a
containerload, because it drives up the price (which is already high).
What we really need is for someone other than Miyata to make a seat of
equivlant shape and quality. The reason no one has done it before is the
expense of making molds (The Miyata uses at least 3). This is still a
problem, but now we see more and more of a market for these seats as they
become ever-more popular as replacements for other types.
I hope someday we will have an alternative choice for a really good
“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” - Kevin
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