OUCH!

Whenever I rider my unicycle for more then 5 minutes it hurts. You know where. I
have this feeling I will never be able to have children.

Anyway I have tried several things to aid myself. Lately I have been using a 2
inch thick styriphome (however you spell that) pad, but it has not helped too
much. I remember I once road a unicycle with a gel pad on it. It was not in the
seat, but on top of it and there was s shirt over the top holding it down.

I want to put a pad on my unicycle but I dont want to cover the grip in
the front.

Does anyone know what kind of pad to get?

Thanks and happy ridding.

-Jono

RE: OUCH!

> > Does anyone know what kind of pad to get?
>
> You can try a gel pad like what Rick Bissell used in his seat. He chopped up a
> pad from Schwinn that is huge and usually used on an exercise bike.
> Instructions for putting it in a Miyata seat can be found at:
> http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm

Also don’t forget the cycling shorts. 20 years ago we rode with cutoff jeans and
running shorts. Ouch! Chafing on the inner thighs! Don’t buy the cheapest shorts
in the store either. You get what you pay for, and sometimes the cheap ones
aren’t any better than “street” clothes.

> What kind of seat do you have right now? You may want to try a different kind
> such as the Miyata if that’s not what you already have. The Viscount seat is
> also OK,

I’m not as much a fan of the Viscount seat, even though I had a hand in the
design. But seat preference is a very personal thing. If you ride with people on
other unicycles, ask to try out their various seats. If you’re riding one of
those Taiwan seats like this:
http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/Unidb/qdesc/concord.html (with or without
the bumpers), that’s your problem right there. Nasty things.

I like the Miyatas, but they’re more expensive. You can also do an air
conversion on those, or put gel in there, or both.

Enjoy, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“It’s never too early to be Friday” - John Foss

Re: OUCH!

or you could sew the pad into your shorts!

Brian

Jono <bagelboyj@geocities.com> wrote in message
news:392854B5.D72F5E41@geocities.com
> Whenever I rider my unicycle for more then 5 minutes it hurts. You know where.
> I have this feeling I will never be able to have children.
>
> Anyway I have tried several things to aid myself. Lately I have been using a 2
> inch thick styriphome (however you spell that) pad, but it has not helped too
> much. I remember I once road a unicycle with a gel pad on it. It was not in
> the seat, but on top of it and there was s shirt over the top holding it down.
>
> I want to put a pad on my unicycle but I dont want to cover the grip in
> the front.
>
> Does anyone know what kind of pad to get?
>
> Thanks and happy ridding.
>
> -Jono

Re: OUCH!

Jono wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what kind of pad to get?

You can try a gel pad like what Rick Bissell used in his seat. He chopped up a
pad from Schwinn that is huge and usually used on an exercise bike. Instructions
for putting it in a Miyata seat can be found at:
http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm

What kind of seat do you have right now? You may want to try a different kind
such as the Miyata if that’s not what you already have. The Viscount seat is
also OK, especially when modified.

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> Whenever I rider my unicycle for more then 5 minutes it hurts. You know where.

Yeah, I get bruses on the inside of my foot too – when making sharp turns the
crank hits that bone that sticks out. :wink:

>
> I have this feeling I will never be able to have children.
>

The optimist would rejoyce because he’s found a good method of birth control.

>
> Anyway I have tried several things to aid myself. Lately I have been using a 2
> inch thick styriphome (however you spell that) pad, but it has not helped too
> much. I remember I once road a unicycle with a gel pad on it. It was not in
> the seat, but on top of it and there was s shirt over the top holding it down.
>

> I want to put a pad on my unicycle but I dont want to cover the grip in
> the front.
>

Several ideas: put an inflated tire tube inside your seat (if Semcycle). Wait

  • you’ve got a grip on the seat, are you riding a Miayta? They’ve got the
    best seats! I’ve got a friend who goes to a fabric store and hand makes
    covers with thick fluffy padding. It’s cheap, and helps some. Don’t know if
    it’s best though.

-Matt

Re: OUCH!

I have a Miyata seet.

My unit is 26inch Savage. Take a look here:
http://bagelboyj.tripod.com/unicycle_pics/top.jpg
http://bagelboyj.tripod.com/unicycle_pics/leaves.jpg

I dont think there is anything wrong with the seet itself (it is the best I have
ever used), rather the constant presure of my entire body on it. I just dont
want to take it out anymore because of the discomfort of riding it.

I think I may try this when I gather the parts:
http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm

I will tell everyone what happens.

Thanks again.

-Jono

Kevin Gilbertson wrote:

> Jono wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know what kind of pad to get?
>
> You can try a gel pad like what Rick Bissell used in his seat. He chopped up a
> pad from Schwinn that is huge and usually used on an exercise bike.
> Instructions for putting it in a Miyata seat can be found at:
> http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm
>
> What kind of seat do you have right now? You may want to try a different kind
> such as the Miyata if that’s not what you already have. The Viscount seat is
> also OK, especially when modified.
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Jono wrote:
>
> I have a Miyata seet.

> I think I may try this when I gather the parts:
> http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm

Well, you have a decent seat! Making these modifications, as on Rick’s page,
will make a big difference for you. Experiment with different things such as the
air pressure, gel thickness, and other padding. In my unicycle I have neoprene
foam with no air for my freestyle unicycle. For my commuter unicycle, I have air
with about a 1/4 inch of neoprene foam over that. Play around with it and find
out what works best for you. It’ll be different for everyone.

If that isn’t enough, try some padded cycling shorts, and maybe even some
chamois BUTT’r (a lubricant by Paceline Products Inc.). Looks like you can get a
free sample of the BUTT’r at: http://www.bikehighway.com/pacelineprod.htm


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