Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Post by Sofa » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 19:47:47


Is the Torker saddle that looks like a Miyata pretty much the same
thing?

Do the same handle and bumpers fit on them?

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Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Post by U-Tur » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:13:26

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Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Post by U-Tur » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:14:11

Actually, I only know directly about the front handle; the rear bumper
is probably the same.

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Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Post by sockmonste » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:44:05

Yes, the Torker Black saddle is essentially a Miyata. It has the Miyata
style H-bracket rather than the standard 4-bold pillar. Also, the
diameter of the seat post is different than the older torker saddles.
Well, at least it is on the TX....

You can put a Miyata air pillow on a Torker seat, although I hear the
big fluffy velo seats are pretty damn comfy

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Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Post by spyde » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 09:22:11

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> *Is the Torker saddle that looks like a Miyata pretty much the same
> thing?

> Do the same handle and bumpers fit on them? *

Why? Did you break one?;)

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Torker saddle == Miyata saddle?

Post by daino14 » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:24:41

I believe they are alike/identical in all respects accept color.
Actually, I take part of that back.  It seems that the parts are
interchangeable.  The newer Torker saddles have little plastic 'gussets'
to reinforce the front handle.  It makes them noticeable stiffer.  I
don't actually have one so I don't know how strong they are or how long
they last.

If you are planning on getting the Kinport bumpers... I use one and I
love it (front only).  That thing is strong as heck.

On a side note, Torker also sells a KH/Velo saddle.  This one actually
says Velo on the bottom.  I ordered one through my LBS.  The total price
was under 40.  So far, I like it might better then the Miyata.

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Post by Sofa » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:28:30

I broke some guy's rear bumper (they make for a CRAPPY seat for a
giraffe, it was just a simple failed mount, and the plastic guard
shattered)

I just am looking to replace the rear bumper, is all

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Post by sockmonste » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:57:22

yeah, the new saddles make the giraffe somewhat difficult to mount, but
my unistar TX has taken some *** falls (one in particular, I forgot
I was taller than an overhanging roof. That's an embarassing UPD) on
both the front and back bumpers, and it's still unbroken and
uncracked.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for. The TX is a hundred times cheaper
than the Miyata skycycle, and for the purpose, it's a good buy.

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