Aah, Good old Schwinn comes through again!!
I broke my seat post mounting yesterday. Not a huge surprise, I
guess, with all the hopping I've been doing lately, but I've only been
hopping around for a few months.
I broke the metal plate that the seat is bolted to and the seat post
tube is welded to. Snapped it right in front of the post, presumably
from pulling the uni up by the handle during hops.
Tom Miller will send me a new one for $20. Yay! My hero!
He was apologetic about charging me $8 for shipping and handling, but
it's a better deal than I'd get from a local metal shop, and I'm happy
to help keep him in business.
He said that Miyata made that piece stronger around 1993 or so. Mine
is from September 1992 (as indicated by the "9" and "92" on the bottom
of the seat), so the replacement should last a bit longer.
Luckily, I can borrow a friend's Schwinn until mine is fixed. No
downtime for me!
10. broken seat base
11. Broken DX Seat
12. broken seat