Bicycle seat post vs standard unicycle

Bicycle seat post vs standard unicycle

Post by mtnjeff » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 00:25:55


I just placed an order for a 26" Hunter and I want to start accumulating
the rest of the parts. I like the availablility and adjustability of a
rail conversion with a 27.2 bicycle seat post but I wonder about
reliability as muni riding places stresses on the post that it was not
designed for. Has anbody had any failures from this set up or am I just
overthinking it?

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Post by siafired » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 00:56:48

Another option is to use the Scott Wallis seat base, but it may take a
while to get the order since he usually has a queue of orders.

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As far as your question as to strength when using a rail adapter...I
have had no issues with strength while using my rail adapters.  They
are kind of bulky and heavy though, but I don't mind it.  You shouldn't
have an issue with strength, and if you do, just upgrade to a Thomson
post.

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Post by osmund » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 01:39:21

I emailed scott last week and he had bases ready to go, but you'd have
to build up the saddle yourself.  I'd like to go this route for my new
36er.  $170 just for the base is pretty expensive.
The rail adapter is great, strong.  I use it for both Muni and Road
cause I like the tilt it can provide.  But it does add weight and I
don't run a brake, so it seems like a lot.

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Post by tholu » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 01:53:04

Bike seat posts are fine for unicycles; the biggest problem is in the
rail adapters, which tend to have crappy welding jobs.  But then, so do
unicycle seat posts.

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