Pashley Muni and Miyata seat

Hi everybody,

I’m owning now a Pashley Muni, after learning unicycling on a noname
Taiwanese-uni. The Pashley was just the one I could get in Germany on the
easyest way.

This muni is IMHO quite good, except of the seat. Now, I want to change the
standard Viscount-Seat inot a Miyata seat. In Germany I’ve just located one
dealer for Miyata seats, but he only has 22 mm (0.866 inch) seat posts for the
Miyata seat, instead of the 1 inch (25.4 mm) fitting the Pashley.

I’ve read (in the FAQ or on some Webpages) that some others has allready changed
the seat of their Pashley’s and mounted a Miyata seat. How can I do this or how
have you done this? Is ther a existing 1 inch seat post (in USA or everywhere
else?) or what else do I need for fitting a Miyata seat on a Pashley.

I hope someone could help me with some advices

Thank you

Lars-Gunnar Ranz

Re: Pashley Muni and Miyata seat

The shims that John Drummond mentioned are the best way to do it.

An alternative is to use the Miyata seat post extension. The outer diameter of
the seat post extension is 1 inch and fits right in the Pashley. It works but
it’s not the best solution. Proper shims are less expensive and will clamp the
seat post more securely than the seat post extension.

john_childs

>From: (Lars-Gunnar Ranz) Hi everybody,
>
>I’m owning now a Pashley Muni, after learning unicycling on a noname
>Taiwanese-uni. The Pashley was just the one I could get in Germany on the
>easyest way.
>
>This muni is IMHO quite good, except of the seat. Now, I want to change the
>standard Viscount-Seat inot a Miyata seat. In Germany I’ve just located one
>dealer for Miyata seats, but he only has 22 mm (0.866 inch) seat posts for the
>Miyata seat, instead of the 1 inch (25.4 mm) fitting the Pashley.
>
>I’ve read (in the FAQ or on some Webpages) that some others has allready
>changed the seat of their Pashley’s and mounted a Miyata seat. How can I
>do this or how have you done this? Is ther a existing 1 inch seat post (in
>USA or everywhere else?) or what else do I need for fitting a Miyata seat
>on a Pashley.
>
>I hope someone could help me with some advices
>
>Thank you
>
>Lars-Gunnar Ranz


Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com

Re: Pashley Muni and Miyata seat

Hi Lars.

These shims were recommended to us by Roger Davies (www.Unicycle.UK.com). These
are standard bike-industry parts, made for handlebars. Roger can probably send a
pair to you.

http://www.unicyclesource.com/Pyramid_Accessories68422.html

Regards, John Drummond www.Unicycle.com 1-800-Unicycle

----- Original Message ----- From: Lars-Gunnar Ranz <news@ranz-net.de> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2000 12:02 PM Subject: Pashley
Muni and Miyata seat

> Hi everybody,
>
> I’m owning now a Pashley Muni, after learning unicycling on a noname
> Taiwanese-uni. The Pashley was just the one I could get in Germany on the
> easyest way.
>
> This muni is IMHO quite good, except of the seat. Now, I want to change the
> standard Viscount-Seat inot a Miyata seat. In Germany I’ve just located one
> dealer for Miyata seats, but he only has 22 mm (0.866 inch) seat posts for the
> Miyata seat, instead of the 1 inch (25.4 mm) fitting the Pashley.
>
> I’ve read (in the FAQ or on some Webpages) that some others has allready
> changed the seat of their Pashley’s and mounted a Miyata seat. How can I do
> this or how have you done this? Is ther a existing 1 inch seat post (in USA or
> everywhere else?) or what else do I need for fitting a Miyata seat on a
> Pashley.
>
> I hope someone could help me with some advices
>
> Thank you
>
> Lars-Gunnar Ranz

Re: Pashley Muni and Miyata seat

There are a couple of other alternatives.

I have engaged a local machinist to manufacture aluminium seatposts for the UK’s
Unicycle Source. These can be made in almost any size above 25mm and come with a
maximum length of 400mm long. They also have a brace under the securing plate to
stop them bending.

We have recently had a few orders for ones without the normal Miyata cut-out on
the front and rear for fitting to Carbon seat bases.

I have added them to the UK catalogue, but I keep on forgetting to add a picture

  • I will see if I can get one up today or tomorrow. The other option is a
    suspension seat post with an adaptation. I have a catalogue item for these and a
    photo. The problem here is that they are long, I could not use one (but I do
    only have short legs).

Because these are bespoke there is often a delay of a week or so before
delivery.

The other thing worth mentioning is that seat posts for older Pashley Unicycles
to fit Viscount saddles are now available as a stock item. A good upgrade if you
are still on the old post.

I hope this helps

Roger


 The UK's Unicycle Source <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

----- Original Message ----- From: “John Childs” <john_childs@hotmail.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2000 9:06 PM Subject: Re:
Pashley Muni and Miyata seat

> The shims that John Drummond mentioned are the best way to do it.
>
> An alternative is to use the Miyata seat post extension. The outer
diameter
> of the seat post extension is 1 inch and fits right in the Pashley. It works
> but it’s not the best solution. Proper shims are less expensive and will clamp
> the seat post more securely than the seat post extension.
>
> john_childs
>
>
> >From: (Lars-Gunnar Ranz) Hi everybody,
> >
> >I’m owning now a Pashley Muni, after learning unicycling on a noname
> >Taiwanese-uni. The Pashley was just the one I could get in Germany on the
> >easyest way.
> >
> >This muni is IMHO quite good, except of the seat. Now, I want to change the
> >standard Viscount-Seat inot a Miyata seat. In Germany I’ve just located one
> >dealer for Miyata seats, but he only has 22 mm (0.866 inch) seat posts for
> >the Miyata seat, instead of the 1 inch (25.4 mm) fitting the Pashley.
> >
> >I’ve read (in the FAQ or on some Webpages) that some others has allready
> >changed the seat of their Pashley’s and mounted a Miyata seat. How can I do
> >this or how have you done this? Is ther a existing 1 inch seat post (in USA
> >or everywhere else?) or what else do I need for fitting a Miyata seat on a
> >Pashley.
> >
> >I hope someone could help me with some advices
> >
> >Thank you
> >
> >Lars-Gunnar Ranz
>
> ________________________________________________________________________
> Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com