New Miyata Seat Flex

New Miyata Seat Flex

Post by Mojo » Sat, 01 Jun 2002 09:23:43


I just installed a Roach/air pillow on a new Miyata seat.  Is it me, or
is the handle on the new seats really flexable?  It feels like could
twist it off if I tried.  I checked to make sure I had the nuts tight,
and I could see the flex is in the handle itself.  Maybe it's just
something to get used to.  I didn't have any trouble installing the air
conversion, and it sure is comfortable.  Joe

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New Miyata Seat Flex

Post by Tom Hol » Sat, 01 Jun 2002 10:16:35


)
)I just installed a Roach/air pillow on a new Miyata seat.  Is it me, or
)is the handle on the new seats really flexable?  It feels like could
)twist it off if I tried.  I checked to make sure I had the nuts tight,
)and I could see the flex is in the handle itself.  Maybe it's just
)something to get used to.  I didn't have any trouble installing the air
)conversion, and it sure is comfortable.  Joe

The handle on the new seat definitely seems more flexible.  (I went from
green to blue, so I don't know if that makes a difference aside from the
other changes).  In fact, I have two of the blue Miyata seats with
the Roach conversion (both bought from unicycle.com as-is), and both are
developing cracks in the handle, underneath the seat, along the seam where
the seat base meets the seat sides.
 -Tom

 
 
 

New Miyata Seat Flex

Post by john_child » Sat, 01 Jun 2002 11:27:03

I don't know what length bolts unicycle.com is using when they put the
converted Miyata seats back together.  In any event, even the stock
Miyata bolts for the front bumper tend to be a little long.  I put a
couple extra washers in mine so I can tighten them down more without
bottoming out the acorn nuts.  Try adding a couple extra washers and
then tighten down the acorn nuts real good.

However, if the bolts spin in the seat base then tightening them down
real tight may be a challenge.  I don't have one of the new Miyata seats
so I don't know what's up with them.

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New Miyata Seat Flex

Post by Drewnicycl » Sat, 01 Jun 2002 23:39:31

The handle on my new blue Miyata seat is loose too.  Glad it's not just
me.  :)

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New Miyata Seat Flex

Post by AccordNS » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 00:45:20

Ohh yeah, my new red Miyata cracked extremely bad on me. The new ones
are definately a lot weaker.

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Post by john_child » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 02:52:43

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> *Ohh yeah, my new red Miyata cracked extremely bad on me. The new ones
> are definately a lot weaker. *

Where did it crack?

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Post by AccordNS » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 16:45:54

When I hop or do a lot of seat grabbing I do it right handed. On the
right side of my seat at the back right of the front bumper it started
cracking and has made it's way almost to the middle of the seat.

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