The front bumper on the V projects out further than the seat padding- presenting a sharp edge to the tender flesh of the inner-upper thigh. You can safely loose at least an inch on either side without compromising the bumper- and you’ll no longer wince when initiating a hop.
Ahh now i see what you did. I do have one comment, however. You need to wear longer shorts. I dont have a prob with the bumpers, besides that they keep falling off. The thing that the screws go into are not machined too well.
if anyone has a problem with the comfort levels of a viscount, try this.
when hopping, hold the seat at the side, not the front.
try putting some tubing along the side of the seat, split lengthways and fixed
with silicone/mastic or tape wrapped around the seat.
if you hold the front of the seat, splodge a load of silicone/mastic along the
underside of the front bumper.
if your bumpers keep falling off, remove them and splodge loads more silicone/
mastic where they sit and then refix them.
these are very cheap ways to improve your viscount but there is a more expensive
way to improve your seat… buy a miyata.
although it’s obvious i’ll say it anyway…
wait for the silicone/mastic to dry before resuming play-time !!!
How much riding, and what type, do you do on your V? After 3 hours in one day, I start to lose skin. This skin would be well above the line of my shorts, at the joint.
The V is much harder to link to with the bumper on; those screw brackets are not your friend. With the bumper on, I blood blister the side of my middle finger. I can achieve a much stronger link with the bumper removed- at the expence of the front end. Eventualy, the metal up front will become sharp- better have good calouses by that point. With bumper off, I develope a fairly hefty blood blister, then calouse, on the ring finger, and the nail will curl down slightly. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Anyway, I can effect a much stronger link with the bumper off; I think some hammer work and liberal application of tape could make it comfortable. I have refrained from doing so in antisipation of a new handle/bumper I have yet to tool up for…
No need to call the police, Ms. Edwards. You’ve caught me. I should have foreseen what a pointless act of futility attempting to hide behind such a shallow disguise would be. I only ask that you try to treat me as you would a common member of the fora, and that you refrain from sending any more pictures.
Hi there, Mary. Don’t let a faux pás like this spoil another social occasion- instead, try the Martha Stewart ™ Way! Draw the unfortunate speller off to a more secluded location, then nonchalantly let them know about the mistake, like this:
Ok, maybe not the best example- but you can’t make an omelette without having your staff hand raise chickens and break a few eggs. Let’s try that again, with this gent over here:
Well, that’s about all we have time for today! Try using these simple techniques the next time you are Master of Ceremonies -and remember: it’s the Martha Stewart ™ Way!