Norco seat

kroeker@mbnet.mb.ca (Harold Kroeker) writes:

>I have a 24" Norco unicycle that I hesitate to ride because every time that I
>do, I end up suffering from chafed inner thighs for a few days after. I’m not
>sure if the problem is caused by incorrect riding technique, overdeveloped
>thighs, or a poorly designed seat. Since this is the only Unicycle I’ve ridden,
>I am not sure if my seat is “normal”. The dimensions of it are: 12" long, 3"
>wide in the middle and 6.25" wide at the ends. The rise from the centre to
>either end is 1.625". I would appreciate any information on this and other
>seats that may be available.

This may be the same style seat I got on a 20" “Golden Eagle” I bartered for. It
is identical in appearance to the “Columbia” unicycle pictured in Jack Wiley’s
“The Unicycle Book” © 1973

Tell me, is your seat :

  1. a sort of symmetrical hourglass shape viewed from the top

    like this--------> )(
    
  2. Have a swivel clamp for the top of the seatpost like some old style bicycles?

  3. does the seat appear to be made out of a circular piece of thick sheet
    metal with two flaps bent down to form the ‘sides’ of the seat?

If this is what you have, get rid of it quick. I don’t know who designed this
torture device but it will eat your inner thighs alive. I rode this seat three
nights in a row (maybe an hour total) and my bruised, shredded flesh took two
weeks to heal. Just pedaling it will bruise you, but forward dismounts
actually rip skin.

Try a “new style Schwinn” seat from Tom Miller. You’ll need a seatpost too as
the attachment is via a flange with four bolts.

Dennis Kathrens

Re: Norco seat

d.kathrens@genie.geis.com wrote:
: kroeker@mbnet.mb.ca (Harold Kroeker) writes:

: >I have a 24" Norco unicycle that I hesitate to ride because every time that I
: >do, I end up suffering from chafed inner thighs for a

: 1) a sort of symmetrical hourglass shape viewed from the top

: like this--------> )( If this is what you have, get rid of it quick. I
: don’t know who designed this torture device but it will eat your inner
: thighs alive. I rode this seat three nights in a row (maybe an hour
: total) and my bruised, shredded flesh took two weeks to heal. Just
: pedaling it will bruise you, but forward dismounts actually rip skin.
: Try a “new style Schwinn” seat from Tom Miller. You’ll need a seatpost
: too as the attachment is via a flange with four bolts.

Ditto! Although, since they’re in Canada it’d probably be easier to get a
Semcycle seat out of Toronto.