Well, I have owned a 24" Schwinn unicycle for just over a month now, and a few
nights ago I rode it over to my local juggling club (Texas Juggling Society)
for the first time. Several people commented that the seat seemed a tad bit low
and that I should raise it. I tried riding another person's uni (a Semcycle)
whose seat was about an inch higher, and I immediately noticed a difference. I
had more control, and was able to make turns a bit sharper. Needless to say,
when I got home that night, I busted out the wrench to raise the seat, only to
discover in horror that the seat was already at its highest setting!
I called Schwinn the next day, and the guy who answered the phone told me that
Schwinn stopped making longer seat posts a few years back, and suggested that I
contact a machinist, and have an extra length of metal welded on, and then have
a hole punched in it. This is lame, no wait, this is spectacularly lame,
considering I spent over $160 on this thing (which is a *lot* for me), and I
don't exactly have any spare money right now for welding!
The strange thing is, I'm only 5'10", which I don't consider to be very tall,
so either Schwinn has made some kind of mistake, or they were just trying to
save a few bucks by not using as much metal for the seat posts. Who knows? If
anyone here has any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for
letting me vent!
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