Re: Mr Miyata’s handle is on its last legs already
In article <g1ZU8.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Doug Massey <email@example.com> wrote:
)“U-Turn” <U-Turn.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
)> Looks like they are all doing that (mine too).
)I’ll step in here since Harper is obviously napping. Pictures, Please!
I bought two seats at the same time, shortly after the new batch
became available. Kobe is used for basketball, toodling around
campus, and occasional tricky stuff. La Machine is for longer
distances and occasional MUni. But the crack really doesn’t seem
significantly related to the use; Kobe gets used about 5 days a week,
La Machine about 2, so Kobe’s crack is worse, but they are developing
in exactly the same way.
John Drummond is sending me replacements, but like others, I expect
they’ll develop the same problem. I may wind up going to a Reeder
handle, at least for La Machine. (Anyone ever play basketball with
the Reeder? Does it tend to gouge the shins of opponents? Is this
)I don’t push the equipment to the limit like many of you guys (and gals).
)But, as the equipment gets pushed harder and harder in muni, trials, etc.
)each component gets upgraded to match its expected performance. Maybe it’s
)time for Miyata to upgrade its seat or get left behind.
The original Miyata seat used on Kobe before the air-seat upgrade has taken
a lot more abuse than the cracked seat, and that handle has shown no signs
of cracking. The plastic seat base is cracked, but not near the handle,
and it’s still ridable and seeing weekly use.
)I’ll be getting a CF seat at some point just because its CF and the holes
)can be put where I want them without messing with the ribs underneath.
But that won’t help you with the handle.