Does anyone know anything about the Petty Unicycle Company, in Arvada Colorado? This would have been in the early 1970’s. Here’s an ad I still have from them - you’ve gotta like the seat (“rubber”!!) and the price ($37.50 - but you pay railway charges on delivery! What gets delivered by rail nowadays?!)
I know there was a post from a unicyclist from Arvada just recently - any connection?
robbie, don’t you know that flat seats are all the rage these days. That contoured stuff is for amateurs, because the pros all use the hip, new, flat seat!!!
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"The [B]flat seat[/B] rocks! the whole thing is a handle. seat out front and seat out back have never been easier!" -Unicyclist from MO
"I previously used a contoured saddle, but now that I've tried the [B]new flat seat[/B], I'm convinced that it's the way to go for all of my riding- distance, MUni, freestyle, and even on my giraffe! Thanks, Petty Unicycles" -Unicyclist from CO
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Are you still interested in knowing about the Petty Unicycle? My dad made them back in the 50’s when we lived in Wichita. They were the first commercial unicycle made in the US and he advertised in Boy’s Life. When Schwinn started making them, he couldn’t compete. Dad kept about 5 in the garage at all times for anyone in the neighborhood that wanted to ride. We moved to Arvada in 1961 and he made them for a few more years. The seats were made to bounce (so they wouldn’'t get destroyed) and shaped so that they could be ridden both ways (no front or back). My dad helped my brother build a tall unicycle and rode it in Grand Junction CO and was in the Guiness Book of Records for a minute before someone rode a taller one. My brother (pictured on the flyer) used unicycles for delivering papers and he always had tall ones to ride around on. Linda
cause then you might be riding your uni backwards on accident and unscrew the pedals and mess up your crank threads. also, the front of what you sit on is very different from the back. so saddles are designed so that the part for the back is comfortable for the back and the part for the front is comfortable for the front.