Saddle sore and in need of suggestions

Saddle sore and in need of suggestions

Post by mgran » Mon, 15 Oct 2001 06:25:09


I've recently started riding more and have found that I can only ride
for about 1hr before the saddle soreness becomes almost unbearable.

I'm riding a 24" Schwinn and a 36" Coker. Both have the same style seat
(Viscount). It seems like a good seat but I'm told there are better
options (Semcycle?). The Schwinn has the seatpost with holes drilled
into it so I'm told it's expensive/difficult to put any other seat
besides the Viscount or Semcycle on it.

Observationally it seems that two great seats are the Miyata (possibly
with an air-seat conversion) and the custom seats that people are making
from the carbon fiber base. How do these compare in terms of comfort to
the Semcycle?

I'm hoping to avoid spending too much on upgrading since I'm saving up
for a "real" MUni.

Suggestions?

-mg

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Saddle sore and in need of suggestions

Post by Maxfield » Mon, 15 Oct 2001 22:45:41

I think the Miyata air seat with a carbon frame is the way to go--especially if
you plan to upgrade to a Muni.

The carbon frame is a bit wider than other seats--more ***-sized. You also
drill it yourself, so you can tip it back a bit to put more weight on your
tailbones.

If you could make just one change, I would make it the airseat. If two changes:
a Miyata airseat. Three changes: Miyata with carbon frame. These are all
incremental changes--investments--that will transfer to your upgraded unicycle.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

 
 
 

Saddle sore and in need of suggestions

Post by Innes Dunb » Tue, 16 Oct 2001 06:12:20

I would get rid of the Viscount seat. I had a Viscount on my Pashley
Muni when I bought it, and it stayed on for a very short time,
choosing a basic seat from my basic chrome 20" unicycle as a temporary
solution. I have recently upgraded to a Miyata, and am very pleased
with it, an air conversion would be good, but even with the normal set
up, and it is a very good seat. I don't know the size of your seat
post, but the one supplied with the Miyata could be fine, or a shim
could be needed. I cut the second tube from my Pashley post, and a
friend welded it to the new Miyata post to fit the Pashley frame, but
shims should do the job just as well, if needed.

I don't know what shape the Viscount is made for, but it is not my
shape, the Miyata seat works very well for me.

 
 
 

Saddle sore and in need of suggestions

Post by george pe » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 02:42:45

Quote:

> I've recently started riding more and have found that I can only ride
> for about 1hr before the saddle soreness becomes almost unbearable.

> I'm riding a 24" Schwinn and a 36" Coker. Both have the same style seat
> (Viscount). It seems like a good seat but I'm told there are better
> options (Semcycle?). The Schwinn has the seatpost with holes drilled
> into it so I'm told it's expensive/difficult to put any other seat
> besides the Viscount or Semcycle on it.

> Observationally it seems that two great seats are the Miyata (possibly
> with an air-seat conversion) and the custom seats that people are making
> from the carbon fiber base. How do these compare in terms of comfort to
> the Semcycle?

> I'm hoping to avoid spending too much on upgrading since I'm saving up
> for a "real" MUni.

> Suggestions?

> -mg

> --
> mgrant
> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

As suggested by other posts, go with an air seat first but second, re-do
the seat post flange so that the back of the saddle is level when the seat
post is vertical.

G