New miyata seat sawing off my leg

New miyata seat sawing off my leg

Post by phil » Mon, 01 Jul 2002 03:16:28


Indeed, ouch. I've been all over the place today but I've had to stop
for fear of my left leg falling off.

The front bumper on my new miyata seat isn't on straight; the sides of
the bumper protrude out more on the left than the right, and my left
thigh is paying the price.

I've had a quick look and I can't get the bumper off without taking the
whole thing to pieces because the front nut won't come off, the bolt
must be turning instead.

Closer inspection has revealed that the bumper has a small split in it
on the left side anyway, so I'm thinking of a quick attacking job to
shrink the bumper.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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New miyata seat sawing off my leg

Post by AccordNS » Mon, 01 Jul 2002 04:34:28

Maybe you're sitting too far up on the seat?

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New miyata seat sawing off my leg

Post by phil » Mon, 01 Jul 2002 04:54:29

Hmmm, possibly... I think it doesn't help that I've been doing loads of
bouncing and jumping on it today having only just learned how to
properly, and standing furtherforwards. But now my leg is sore enough
that it hurts when riding normally, and I think I'm in the right
place...

I'm about to attack my seat and see if I can make it more central.
Somehow...

Phil, just me

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New miyata seat sawing off my leg

Post by leow » Tue, 02 Jul 2002 05:03:51

I slimmed down the handles on a couple of Miyata saddles by hacksawing
off 4 or 5mm from the edges that can rub you thighs.

Also wear two layers on your legs eg cotton over cycleshorts.

Germolene works well on unicycle related sores (rootbeer doesn't).

Leo White, Cheltenham

(Hmm, just about close enough for an evening's Muni in the Malverns one
day)

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New miyata seat sawing off my leg

Post by phil » Tue, 02 Jul 2002 07:08:25

Quote:
> *I slimmed down the handles on a couple of Miyata saddles by
> hacksawing off 4 or 5mm from the edges that can rub you thighs.*

Yeah, that's what I've done; I attacked it with a stanley knife and used
my amazing sculpting skillz to get rid of the protruding bits. I've not
tried it yet, I'm trying to save my leg for when my new MUni gets
here... yeah... just try to keep me off those hills then!

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