Recent "Gel Seat" Post???

Hi, one-wheelers. Recently, somebody posted a message about a bicycle<?> gel
seat pad thing that was readily adaptable to uni seats. Could you please
repost this (or email me)? I meant to save the message, but I’ve forgot to. [Ten
lashes with a wet ultimate wheel…] Thanks.

                          -Allan "CGK" Gaines
                          North Carolina, USA

RE: Recent “Gel Seat” Post???

>Hi, one-wheelers. Recently, somebody posted a message about a bicycle<?> gel
>seat pad thing that was readily adaptable to uni seats. Could you please
>repost this (or email me)? I

The original message may have been posted by me. Rather than repeating it,
here’s some follow-up.

First, the product. I found it in a bike shop, a wide (narrow also available),
seat-shaped blob of gel with a lycra cover to hold it on top of your bike seat.
It cost around $20. I had planned to cut the sides off and try it under the
cover of my unicycle seat. George peck and Daniel Hopkins have both successfully
used gel inserts in unicycle seats for off road riding.

But then I realized I was spending a big chunk of money on a unicycle that was
supposed to be lightweight. At the same time, many people were singing the
praises of air seats here on the newsgroup. So I decided to take my gel cover
back to the shop (I’d actually paid a steep $23.99) and try an air seat.

I would gladly sacrifice a little lightness for comfort, don’t get me wrong.
But my seat was one that would work with an innertube in it, and so far it’s
been great.

But not all seats have places inside where you can stuff an innertube. I think
the gel idea will work. Even if you have to cut the stuff, it should hold its
shape. You might need a bigger cover if you have to stretch it around a unicycle
seat, but you should be able to make something like that.

Let us know how it turns out!

jf