> And seeing as how you’ll have to get yourself a viscount seat post in
> order to fit it to most unicycles, that price is back up to the
> miyata-with-seat-post price.
> correct me if I’m wrong…
I hope you’re right, since both the yikes I might want to put it on already
have Viscount seat posts.
I’m looking forward to trying the Velo saddle. Is anyone likely to have one
at any Stourport uni meets in the near future? I know I haven’t been to any
since Jenny was born, but hopefully I might start going again.
The GB4 posts should be able to accommodate the Velo saddles in addition to Viscounts and Miyatas.
I won’t know for sure until I have a Velo, but it appears they use the same bolt pattern as Viscounts. If it’s a different pattern I will attempt to revise the mounting plate to accept all three saddle types.
It’s worth noting that the GB4 posts are 400 mm (16 in) long while the longest Miyata post available is only 300 mm (12 in). United (Viscount) posts are also available in 400 mm lengths.
The good news - it’s lovely and comfy, lots of foam and foam feels very nice and the handle is comfy to grip. Weight significantly less than the viscount I had on there before (760 vs 1002 grams inc. fixing bolts)
The bad news - the seat is very flexy - pulling on the handle not very hard can bend it a fair bit. It’s okay for cokering where you don’t use the handle too much, but I wouldn’t use this seat for trials / muni, it feels like it wouldn’t last that long and you’ll lose a fair bit of power on hops or when powering uphill. It’s significantly more flexy than the miyata I’ve got on my muni (old miyata, no modifications).
Hmmm. I have one on the new KH24, and two of us have been riding it offroad pretty regularly for a week, and we both think that it is no more flexible than the (unmodified) Miyata seats on our other unis. It certainly hasn’t been a problem while hopping.
Maybe it also has to do with the seatpost. The post on the KH24 is pretty solid.
“Monty” <Monty.email@example.com> wrote in message news:Monty.firstname.lastname@example.org…
> Hmmm. I have one on the new KH24, and two of us have been riding it
> offroad pretty regularly for a week, and we both think that it is no
> more flexible than the (unmodified) Miyata seats on our other unis. It
> certainly hasn’t been a problem while hopping.
> Maybe it also has to do with the seatpost. The post on the KH24 is
> pretty solid.
I put it on the floor, back of the saddle on the floor, push down on it, the
front of the saddle bends a good couple of cm. I don’t think it’s the
seatpost. Maybe it isn’t as much of a problem as I thought, I was in a hurry
between swimming and work so didn’t have much time to mess around. Doesn’t
matter much to me, I’m only putting it on a coker, if it doesn’t break when
dropped very hard I’ll be happy.
Is there a pic of the seat on yours, I don’t suppose it could be an improved