Valve position on Miyata air conversion

I am planning on converting my Miyata seat to an air seat. I have
looking at old posts, and I haven’t seen any information on the position
of the valve. My plan was to position it near the front, so it did not
get in the way of the rear LED light I use. Are there any problems with
this position?

Most of the posts mentioned a 10" tube, is this the best option?

Any feed back would be helpfull.

Thanks.

Innes Dunbar

put that light on your leg,or helmet ,you dont want the valve hole in front!!! you will snag it every time you grab to hop,and if you ever get a uni handle you will have to drill a new hole anyway…how many holes do you want in a seat plate?the valve portion is the least flexable and HARDEST part of the tube ,you dont want it there (your stones dont want it there)uni.com sent mine w/a 20 inch tube,ill go w/ an 18 inch next time ,10 inch might be to small and wont fill the seat cover with air ,PEACE

Yo…I converted my Miyata yesterday. I placed the stem at the rear of the
saddle and used a 12 inch tube. I my have put the cover on crooked because
it’s a little lop sided. Otherwise, I love it. I was riding around town an
hour ago, and came across some skate boarders in a parking lot. They like
the muni, and wanted me to ride it off a curb. I’d never ridden off a curb
as I haven’t been riding even two weeks yet. I gave it a try and rode off
the curb five times. It was really easy and I 'm sure the air seat helped
a lot. They were impressed, but since that was the only trick I know, I
rode off into the sunset. Cheers…Joe

Oh, I have some pics of the stem coming out of the bottom of the seat on
ofoto.com. I don’t think the valve stem would interfere with a blinky.

http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=88929927203&n=1864296309

-----Original Message----- From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org
["]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org] On Behalf Of Innes Dunbar Sent: Sunday,
December 02, 2001 3:38 PM To: rsu@unicycling.org Subject: Valve position
on Miyata air conversion

I am planning on converting my Miyata seat to an air seat. I have
looking at old posts, and I haven’t seen any information on the position
of the valve. My plan was to position it near the front, so it did not
get in the way of the rear LED light I use. Are there any problems with
this position?

Most of the posts mentioned a 10" tube, is this the best option?

Any feed back would be helpfull.

Thanks.

Innes Dunbar



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I may put my blinky on the seat post too. I have it on my Timbuk2
messenger bag, and it points down since I am sitting upright on the muni.
It works fine on “bicycles”, because I am bent over on them. I sometimes
bump my valve stem when grabbing the back of the seat dismounting, but
it’s no problem. I thought my 12 inch tube was a little too long to get
positioned right in my air seat. YMMV…Joe in Iowa

-----Original Message----- From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org
["]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org] On Behalf Of jagur Sent: Sunday,
December 02, 2001 5:45 PM To: rsu@unicycling.org Subject: Re: Valve
position on Miyata air conversion

put that light on your leg,or helmet ,you dont want the valve hole in
front!!! you will snag it every time you grab to hop,and if you ever get
a uni handle you will have to drill a new hole anyway…how many holes do
you want in a seat plate?the valve portion is the least flexable and
HARDEST part of the tube ,you dont want it there (your stones dont want
it there)uni.com sent mine w/a 20 inch tube,ill go w/ an 18 inch next
time ,10 inch might be to small and wont fill the seat cover with air
,PEACE

jagur.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

a qestion for the unenlightened:

do you guys replace the material cover when you add an air seat, or just reuse the original one and remove the form? i know others uses the roach cover and then lace it up.

tim

i worship jesus

Hi Innes,

Check out http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm for the
original guide on making an air seat.

Cheers, Neil

----- Original Message ----- From: <innes.dunbar@btinternet.com> To:
<rec.sport.unicycling@kildrummy.co.uk>; <rsu@unicycling.org> Sent: Sunday,
December 02, 2001 9:37 PM Subject: Valve position on Miyata air conversion

> I am planning on converting my Miyata seat to an air seat. I have
> looking at old posts, and I haven’t seen any information on the position
> of the valve. My plan was to position it near the front, so it did not
> get in the way of the rear LED light I use. Are there any problems with
> this position?
>
> Most of the posts mentioned a 10" tube, is this the best option?
>
> Any feed back would be helpfull.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Innes Dunbar
>
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Hmmm… seems to be a big 404. Shame that. I have his article on my hard
disk somewhere. I can mail it to you if you like???

Anyone know if Rick’s “Miyata Air Seat for Dummies” page has been moved to
a new url?

Neil

----- Original Message ----- From: <n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk> To:
<rsu@unicycling.org>; <innes.dunbar@btinternet.com> Sent: Monday, December
03, 2001 7:42 AM Subject: Re: Valve position on Miyata air conversion

> Hi Innes,
>
> Check out http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm for the
> original guide on making an air seat.
>
> Cheers, Neil
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <innes.dunbar@btinternet.com> To:
> <rec.sport.unicycling@kildrummy.co.uk>; <rsu@unicycling.org> Sent:
> Sunday, December 02, 2001 9:37 PM Subject: Valve position on Miyata air
> conversion
>
>
> >> I am planning on converting my Miyata seat to an air seat. I have
> >> looking at old posts, and I haven’t seen any information on the
> >> position of the valve. My plan was to position it near the front, so
> >> it did not get in the way of the rear LED light I use. Are there any
> >> problems with this position?
> >>
> >> Most of the posts mentioned a 10" tube, is this the best option?
> >>
> >> Any feed back would be helpfull.
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >> Innes Dunbar
> >>
>
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Thanks for all your help. There were a few things that I didn’t think
about, such as the hard area around the valve. I have just finished the
conversion, and I have been out for a trial run. I still have to get the
inflation sorted out properly, but it felt really good, after a bit of
adjustment I should have the seat that I had hoped for.

Innes Dunbar

Thanks for all your help. There were a few things that I didn’t think
about, such as the hard area around the valve. I have just finished the
conversion, and I have been out for a trial run. I still have to get the
inflation sorted out properly, but it felt really good, after a bit of
adjustment I should have the seat that I had hoped for.

Innes Dunbar

Hi Gang

I’m still alive and well, but due to a relocation to Florida I have had to
find a new ISP and have not yet rebuilt the web page for the airseat
conversion. I’ll try to get it back on line asap…

-Rick

----- Original Message ----- From: Neil Dunlop <n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk>
To: <rsu@unicycling.org>; <innes.dunbar@btinternet.com> Sent: Monday,
December 03, 2001 3:37 AM Subject: Re: Valve position on Miyata air
conversion

> Hmmm… seems to be a big 404. Shame that. I have his article on my hard
> disk somewhere. I can mail it to you if you like???
>
> Anyone know if Rick’s “Miyata Air Seat for Dummies” page has been
> moved to
a
> new url?
>
> Neil
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk> To:
> <rsu@unicycling.org>; <innes.dunbar@btinternet.com> Sent: Monday,
> December 03, 2001 7:42 AM Subject: Re: Valve position on Miyata air
> conversion
>
>
> > Hi Innes,
> >
> > Check out http://www.ncweb.com/users/rickbissell/uni/airseat.htm for
> > the original guide on making an air seat.
> >
> > Cheers, Neil
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: <innes.dunbar@btinternet.com> To:
> > <rec.sport.unicycling@kildrummy.co.uk>; <rsu@unicycling.org> Sent:
> > Sunday, December 02, 2001 9:37 PM Subject: Valve position on Miyata
> > air conversion
> >
> >
> > >> I am planning on converting my Miyata seat to an air seat. I have
> > >> looking at old posts, and I haven’t seen any information on the
> > >> position of the valve. My plan was to position it near the front,
> > >> so it did not get in the way of the rear LED light I use. Are there
> > >> any problems with this position?
> > >>
> > >> Most of the posts mentioned a 10" tube, is this the best option?
> > >>
> > >> Any feed back would be helpfull.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks.
> > >>
> > >> Innes Dunbar
> > >>
> >
>
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