Apologies abound. I did wonder about the cord but could never get it tight
enough so the sides got glued in place with the bumpers holding the rest
in place. Your instructions sound much better than any of the fumbled
attempts I ever made before dipping in to the glue.
-----Original Message----- From: Roger.Davies@octacon.co.uk
["]mailto:Roger.Davies@octacon.co.uk] Sent: 28 November 2001 21:11 To:
firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Roach covers, straps or eyelets?
I should have mentioned this after Neil posted, but I have been a little
bit busy. The leather covers (and the Vynal) do not need gluing or eyelets
or anything fancy. They come with a draw cord. Fitting instructions:
Place over seat with foam fitted so that the front and back are hooked on
but the middle is on the outside. Pull the cord tight and tie. Fit the
front and back bumpers - this might take one or two tries to get the
tension right on the cord. Leave the nuts slack. Lift the centre part of
the cover from the outside in to the inside. Tighten up nuts.
What you end up with is a snug nice looking seat cover. The shape of the
seat holds the cover on. There are no horrid clips to snag your fingers
and when you look underneath you have a nice clean look. The one on the
site is actually the one off my 20" and is 6 months old when that photo
was taken and looks as good as new!
If you want a deeper cover just ask, it is easy to do, they are already
20mm deeper than standard.
The UK’s Unicycle Source http://www.unicycle.uk.com
----- Original Message ----- From: “John Childs” <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: Roach covers, straps or eyelets?
>> I remain hopeful and optimistic that Raceface is going to improve the
>> operations over at Roach and that Roach will be able to continue making
>> seat covers, unicycle carry bags, and other funky unicycle things.
>> has been great, and I hope they can keep it up. I would feel naked if I
>> didn’t have anything Roach on me and on my muni.
>> The leather seat covers look interesting and would be an alternative in
>> pinch. But I don’t think they have the same volume and thickness as the
>> Roach cover so switching to the leather cover would require some
>> the padding that I’m using. I have finally figured out a padding combo
>> works well for me with the Roach cover and I’m reluctant to mess up a
>> thing now that I’ve found it.
>> Sewing a spandex sleeve under the leather seat cover like what Kris
>> mentioned Roach did for him on one of his Roach seat covers might be a
>> way to keep the leather seat cover on without needing to glue it to the
>> base or add eyelets to lace it on. That spandex sleeve thing sounds
>> good idea.
>> >From: “Neil Dunlop” <email@example.com>
>> >Someone mentioned that Roach has been bought over by Race Face I
>> >think. That being the case I wonder if we’ll continue to see small
>> >of such things as their seat covers. Time will tell I guess…
>> >There is
>> >relativly new alternative to the Roach cover availible on both the US
>> >UK Unicycle.com:
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