picture of new Velo Seat

picture of new Velo Seat

Post by Kris Hol » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 03:46:12


Hi,

I posted a picture of the most recent prototype of the Velo seat, at <www.krisholm.com>.  Click on
"My Ride" and you'll see the picture of the seat.

-Kris.

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Post by Animatio » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 05:21:03

Kris,

Hey that seat looks nice. I can't wait to try one. So when exactly is
"coming soon"? Fall? 2002? Spring 2003? Ballpark?

Lewis

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Post by harpe » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 05:40:40

Elegant. Will several colors be available?

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Post by unicu » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 06:23:19

OK Kris I'm sold, but when?

My son has the Velo VL-7021 Ejector Seat on his BMX and it sure is well
made.

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Post by unirace » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 06:58:11

Kris,

amazing!  simply amazing!  the new velo seat that is......and everything
else.  i still cant believe you said it will cost about as much as a
normal miyata.  when they come out ill have to buy one.  cant wait.  

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Post by uni-man-da » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 07:29:44

here is a direct link: http://danger_uni.unicyclist.com/myuni.html

Will tall people such as myself, be able to get it with a 400mm seat
post? I dont need it for muni, but on a twenty inch trails, 300mm is not
quite enough.
demanding anwers here and now!
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Post by Drewnicycl » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 08:17:47

That seat looks like sweet!
Topic change:
A while back there was a thread about ISIS cranks.  I believe you (Kris)
mentioned a mid range crank set with more details to come later.  Will
this crank set be a part of the new uni (I think we neeed a code name
for it, anyone?) or is it a seperate project?
Any more details?

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Post by Dylan Walling » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 08:37:07

Absolutely incredible, I can't wait to get a hold of one!

-Dylan

 
 
 

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Post by bonehea » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 09:40:55

Sign me up!

I like the hybrid viscount-myata look. Very tidy.

Does it come with a built-in rail adapter [so we can use "real
seatposts"]?

Do well all get one with our name on it too? ;)

richard.

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Post by Kris Hol » Wed, 05 Jun 2002 05:09:16

Quote:

> > Kris,

> Hey that seat looks nice. I can't wait to try one. So when exactly is
> "coming soon"? Fall? 2002? Spring 2003? Ballpark?

Hard to say, but likely before UNICON at the end of July.

-Kris.

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Post by Kris Hol » Wed, 05 Jun 2002 05:10:13

Quote:

> Elegant. Will several colors be available?

Probably just the one color, to keep it simple.

-Kris

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Post by UniDa » Wed, 05 Jun 2002 09:40:24

How are the holes going to be drilled? Are we going to be able to tilt
the seat, or have to ride them flat, like the Miyatas?
-David Kaplan

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Post by Kris Hol » Thu, 06 Jun 2002 03:07:01

Quote:

> How are the holes going to be drilled? Are we going to be able to tilt
> the seat, or have to ride them flat, like the Miyatas?
> -David Kaplan

Right now it's like a Viscount- you've got a bit of angle adjustment by sliding the seatpost plate
back and forth.  So if you've got a Viscount (or Shwinn, Semcycle etc) seat, you'll just take off
your old seat and install the Velo on the existing post.

This isn't ideal, but will have to do for now until I can get a Wilder rails bracket made that
fits the seat.   Ultimately I'd like to see it come standard with a Wilder bracket, but I want to
look into patenting the bracket before I do this.  Does anyone out there have experience with the
patent process?

It's amazing how much work and time it takes to produce this stuff!

-Kris.

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Post by keg » Thu, 06 Jun 2002 05:03:07

Kris,

Under UK patent law once a design is in the public domain you cannot
patent the invention (my experience is limited to lectures from the
patent office organised by my company). I believe the wording is similar
in all other countries.

More importantly the cost in gaining a watertight patent can be an
expensive process. Incorrect wording will let any other company make
virtually identical designs without infinging your patent.

Glad to hear there is another choice of seat coming to market.

Keith

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Post by Kris Hol » Thu, 06 Jun 2002 13:02:03

Based on a number of conversations today, it looks like it would be a complete waste of money to
go through with any patent application.  That's OK-  I'll still see what I can do to get the
Wilder bracket sold standard on the Velo seat.  Might take a while, though.  In the meanwhile, the
separate unit should be available at some point through Unicycle.com.

-Kris.

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> Kris,

> Under UK patent law once a design is in the public domain you cannot
> patent the invention (my experience is limited to lectures from the
> patent office organised by my company). I believe the wording is similar
> in all other countries.

> More importantly the cost in gaining a watertight patent can be an
> expensive process. Incorrect wording will let any other company make
> virtually identical designs without infinging your patent.

> Glad to hear there is another choice of seat coming to market.

> Keith

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