Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Post by Nyc.. » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 11:23:12


Are 450 mm seat posts available for
the Miyata seat?  Unicycle.com's longest is 300.  I'd love to get rid of that
clunky seat post extension on my 20/

Joe Merrill

In a message dated 6/28/01 9:07:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,

Quote:

> I learned on a 20" with a 300mm seat post, which was not quite in it's
> highest position.  Now, I ride a 20" with the same sized frame and what

 
 
 

Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Post by dingem » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 11:48:31

Quote:

> Are 450 mm seat posts available for
> the Miyata seat?  Unicycle.com's longest is 300.  I'd love to get rid
> of that
> clunky seat post extension on my 20/

> Joe Merrill

> In a message dated 6/28/01 9:07:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,


        Actually my dad cuts off the seat post of miyata seats and then
welds on a 16" seat pst to the bracket.  He will be selling them at
nationals, I think,  for 15$ when u trade in your onld seat post.  im
not sure what 16" comes out to be in MM. sorry

        -Max A. Dingemans

 
 
 

Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Post by Jeff Lutk » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 13:46:38

Miyata doesn't make them, I can tell you that much.  And if you want anything longer than 400mm, I'm not sure you can even find one of those with a Schwinn bolt pattern.

However, there are some people in this newsgroup with the metal working skills to put something together.  (Unfortunately, I am not yet one of these people, but I hope to change that some day.)


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><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=2>Are 450 mm seat posts available for
><BR>the Miyata seat? &nbsp;Unicycle.com's longest is 300. &nbsp;I'd love to get rid of that
><BR>clunky seat post extension on my 20/
><BR>
><BR>Joe Merrill
><BR>
><BR>In a message dated 6/28/01 9:07:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,

><BR>
><BR>
><BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I learned on a 20" with a 300mm seat post, which was not quite in it's
><BR>highest position. &nbsp;Now, I ride a 20" with the same sized frame and what
><BR>would amount to about a 450mm post. </BLOCKQUOTE>
><BR></FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" SIZE=3 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></FONT>

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Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Post by Maxfield » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 23:21:14

Quote:
>Are 450 mm seat posts available for the Miyata seat?>

Tommy Miller at the Unicycle Factory made one for me a few years ago.I don't
remember the cost, but it wasn't much.  He does a great job.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

 
 
 

Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Post by Chris Reed » Sun, 01 Jul 2001 14:08:08

Hi all,

For anyone building or buying a custom Miyata post with MUni,
distance or
trials
in mind (basically anything but freestyle), I
would suggest getting one that's tilted up in the front.  For
distance riding it takes
some of the load off your crotch because you can sit on your cheeks a
little more.  For trials it puts the handle up higher where you can
actually reach it even when the seat is nice and low.  The only
byproduct is that the transition from seat between the legs and seat out
back (as well as vice versa) becomes more difficult.  Maybe those riders
with rail mount posts can comment on what the ideal angle seems to be,
since it is pretty easy for them to change and experiment.

chris

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Quote:
> >Are 450 mm seat posts available for the Miyata seat?>

> Tommy Miller at the Unicycle Factory made one for me a few years ago.I don't
> remember the cost, but it wasn't much.  He does a great job.

> David Maxfield
> Bainbridge Island, WA

 
 
 

Need longer seat post for the Miyata 20"

Post by Kris Ho » Tue, 03 Jul 2001 00:38:04


...> For anyone building or buying a custom Miyata post with MUni,

Quote:
> distance or
> trials
> in mind (basically anything but freestyle), I
> would suggest getting one that's tilted up in the front.  

I completely agree.  With a uni that accepts bike seatposts you can do this with the Wilder Rails
Attachment.

Another reason that a tilted up seatpost is good is that it seems to help for gliding on a
unicycle with a large tire and high fork crown.  Having the seat tilted up keeps the seat between
my knees (increasing control), even if my knees are scrunched up on the high fork crown and tire.

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