Anyone out there put together a completly non stock Miyata style Airseat?
I dont think that getting the crude parts from Unicycle.com and making one would be that hard, and an added bonus would be you dont have to use the Miyata seat post of a rail addapter if you didnt want to.
Roach Cover $25
CF seat base $70
Air seat Guts $15
SH Handle and Bumper $40
Miyata seat $30
With the stronger handle you save $25 from the Unicycle.com Airseat with CF base.
If you add the Wilder bracket to it then you add another 70 to the cost, but save a whoping $50
For trials “all I’ve got” is a miyata with the front handle cut off, because it was tearing… you can still grab it round the front, but there’s no point making it an airseat because I’m not sat on it enough.
take off the front bumper,
gently peel back the vinyll seat covering with a razor blade or exacto knife, far enough but not all the way.
decide where you want your handle, and mark where the holes need to be on the underside
drill holes in the seat base from the bottom up, through the foam,
make holes in the foam to accomodate the nuts,
fit the bolts throught the bottom holes,
tigten up the nuts and bolts,
get some other foam and fill the holes you made,
glue the vinyl seat covering back on with copydex glue, i held it in place with gaffer tape till it dried.
put the bumper back on,
you now have the only trials seat you’ll ever realy need.
afew caveats, however. you may want to make sure that the vinyl cover is out of the way when you drill your holes, (i didn’t and i drilled a hole in the seat cover, it doesent matter though i just stuck it down with glue)
you may want to cut the bolts down so that they are just long enough and no more (i didn’t and it makes no diference whatsoever it just would have been neater)
you may also want to use locktite on the bolts they have loosened up since i got it in march. i haven’t tightened then yet though.
I’m working on some installation instructions for all saddle types, but they’re not done yet.
What evilewan described will certainly work. You can also use “self tapping screws”, which would not require the removal of the saddle foam.
I’ll try and get a picture on yet tonight of one of these screws. They have a drill bit like tip to them, so all you have to do is position the handle and start turning the screw preferably with a power drill. The screw drills its own hole and then puts the threads in the hole.
i’ve never used a cf seat,
i don’t like the flex in a standard miyata.
but despite its less than comfortable qualities one thing the viscount dosen’t do is flex.
have you tried a reeder handle for trials? its much kinder to your wrist.
your hand position is more natural.
but your right, it is a specialised trials tool and it dosent help for freestyle.
that said a reeder handle doesn’t stop me from doing unispins on my trials uni,
when i was practicing people said “it’ll never work with that silly handle”
they were wrong. it took me ages but they were wrong.
mind you though i’ve decided that my trials unicycle is so specialised that its makeing freestyle harder than it needs to be. so i’m getting a freestyle uni to practice skills on at rehersals. juggling is much more dificult with longer cranks, and gliding on a mod trials tyre isn’t as smooth as it could be. not to mention the “killer pedals” as there known in these parts.
actualy though i’ll probably still use my trials unicycle for transport, in this town there loads of drops that would break a suzue, infact i think my routes around town take in as many drops as i can find.
Hey all, I just put the reeder handle on my Viscount Sunday. I positioned the handle where I wanted it, marked the holes with a marker, drilled from the bottom right through the foam, install handle, tape over holes in the foam with duct tape.