Will a Miyata seat cover fit on a carbon fibre seatbase?

Will a Miyata seat cover fit on a carbon fibre seatbase?

Post by TonyMelto » Fri, 12 Dec 2003 10:00:58


I'd like to make up a freestyle carbon fibre saddle with Kinport handles
and Miyata foam and cover. I reckon the cover and foam should fit the
base, no problem. The handles should help keep the cover on the base at
the front and rear, but I wonder about the middle part of the saddle -
what's to stop the edge of the cover from coming off the rim of the
seatbase?

Miyata seat covers have a wire in them which you can use to tension the
cover in place. But without the aid of those metal clips found on the
miyata seatbase, how would the cover stay on in the middle?  Has anyone
tried this before?

I figure that since the Gemcrest seat covers have a length of elastic
shock-cord thru their 'hem' and are fitted to CF bases in air-seats then
maybe the Miyata cover will work on the CF base. Either that or maybe
replacing the wire with shock cord...

Any suggestions.....?

Tony
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Will a Miyata seat cover fit on a carbon fibre seatbase?

Post by m_extreme_un » Fri, 12 Dec 2003 10:11:42

i've been using you're above description (miyata cover and foam on a
carbon base for almost as long as i've ridden, and as long as you use
the wire, it will stay on no problem. you don't have to tighten it very
much either, and it will stay.

I reawlly like this set-up, it's what i use on my trials unicycle, and
it's great. Good luck

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Will a Miyata seat cover fit on a carbon fibre seatbase?

Post by TonyMelto » Fri, 12 Dec 2003 12:40:18

Hey that's great my setup will work!     thanks for your reply, Ryan.

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Post by smiley-rya » Fri, 12 Dec 2003 12:45:33

Hey tony!  What's up?
I too use the same kind of seat.  It works great.  My only suggestion is
to get a thicker more durable padding.  Otherwise, the myata foam wears
out quick.

-Ryan Woessner :)
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