Saddles

Hi; I have just purchased a miyata saddle to go on my ringmaster pro, but the
stem sizes are different, I have a 25mm stem and the saddle is supplied with a
20mm stem, does anyone know if you can get different stem sizes with the miyata
seats or is it best to bind the stem with tape or somthing to make it thicker.
Hope you can help, Gary


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Re: Saddles

Gary,

> I have just purchased a miyata saddle to go on my ringmaster pro, but the stem
> sizes are different, I have a 25mm stem and the saddle is supplied with a 20mm
> stem, does anyone know if you can get different stem sizes with the miyata
> seats or is it best to bind the stem with tape or somthing to make it thicker.

The Miyata saddle is 22.2 and you can get a shim to make it fit 25 or 25.4
(check the stem) from bike shops. They are normally used for handle bars.

cheers

Roger

Re: Saddles

Gary Titherly (gazza_pro@hotmail.com) wrote:
: I have a 25mm stem and the saddle is supplied with a 20mm stem, does anyone
: know if you can get different stem sizes with the miyata seats or is it best
: to bind the stem with tape or somthing to make it thicker.

The simplist and safe way to do it would be to get a shim. A shim is a little
tube of metal with a slit down it, the outer dimension should match your stem
inner diamension and the shims inner should match the seat post’s outer. MTB
shops and BMW shops are good places to ask, be prepared to do a bit of filing to
the shim if it’s not exactly the right size but is say 1mm too fat on the
outside. I have been riding my muni with a shim and a miyata post for 2 years
now, no shim problems at all and it only cost 2ukp.

Tape packing will soon give up and create a sticky useless mess, where the
difference in size is very small a coke can shim can be used but will probadly
need to be redone every time you take the seatpost out.

Good luck

sarah