Just after fixing one problem with the miyata bumper, another one raises its head… this handle, my second, is starting to crack now too. I noticed a tiny hairline fracture in the same place as on the other one.
Now I’ve got a permanent way of keeping the thing on, is there a permanent way of keeping it in one piece? I don’t want to have to buy a new seat every month or two…
Does anyone sell replacements? Or stronger replacements? Or can anyone suggest some way of having some kind of handle that won’t break? Any suggestions would be most appreciated…
Get Some Epoxy and Cloth and fabricate a handle your self. I’m planing on doing that after I finish making my seat cover. It may not be as pretty as the stock Miyata bumper. But, you could make a larger handle that is easier to grip; or do away with the handle entirely.
I’ve been riding Muni with this handle for several weeks. It’s great. It’s
made of MUCH better plastic than the Miyata, and ergonomically it is as
comfortable as the Reeder (without the Viagra look). It’s also got the
advantage of being ambidextrous, and you don’t have to worry about getting
it in the rear on a UPD, like you might with the Reeder.
I highly recommend this handle, it’s well worth the price. John Drummond
mentioned that he sold the ones he took out to Unicon also. He mentioned
that he may have some in stock soon.
> The PDF file is nice, but here’s a little more informative URL:
> What I’m curious to know is whether that handle can be -cast- from the
> same material, since the high cost seems to be due to the difficulty in
> machining the complex shapes…
> Still, $75 for a handle that’ll never crack again? Not bad, I guess…
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What are you doing with this handle? Is this one of the new Miyata handles made with the cheaper plastic.? I’m not sure when these were introduced, it was probably at least a few months ago.
If you are doing any kind of aggressive Muni or trials that involves lots of pulling on the handle, apparently these new Miyata handles are made of cheap plastic and can’t take it. I’ve seen the new Miyata handle, the plastic is cheap and rips easily with moderate stress.
If you are interested in the Reeder then my guess is that you are doing trials/muni. If you are doing trials/muni, the stock Miyata seat base is too flimsy, and will eventually break. The way to go is a carbon fibre seat base and a good handle. I recommend the CNC handle on Muniac.com for the reasons mentioned before but some like the Reeder also. You can get them both from unicycle.com. Hope that helps.
If you don’t want to spring for the carbon fibre base now, either handle should fit the standard Miyata base, I believe.
I have had a Reeder handle for a long time now. It holds up very well, even hard drops straight on the handle. I’ve tried the plastic handles before, and I don’t think they are very comfortable. As for the seat base not being strong enough, I have heard of a metal plate that can be put on top of the seat making it stronger.
iv’e been using a reeder handle and a viscount seat for a few months now, and while i wouldn’t mind having a more comfortable seat, i’m not going to go down the miyata route, why on earth would i spend £45 on a seat that’ll break in a week?
i had been considering a miyata, but i’ve changed my mind, the current batch have been nothing but trouble for everyone that used them for trials/muni.
i could still go all the way with a cloned miyata,
cf base, reeder handle, ReeCycle cover. but i have no intention of buying a miyata just to replace every single part.
but i’m thinking of actually getting around to performing major surgery on my viscount. like i’ve been talking about since i got my reeder handle.