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Old April 24th 04, 06:18 PM
busnutmedic
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I am new to unicycling, I use my brother's schwinn. It's just a standard
20", regular seat. It's the older one with the whitewall tires. I'm
finding it VERY uncomfortable. So...with a female in mind...how can I
remedy the problem??????
Or...is it that in time my muscles will develope enough to put more
pressure on my legs?



Bonnie


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Old April 24th 04, 06:27 PM
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The best seat, I think, is a Kris Holm seat. Theyre 48 dollars, but will
last relatively long and theyre very comfortable. Go to
www.unicyclist.com


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Old April 24th 04, 08:13 PM
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Hi Bonnie
As a fellow female I can recommend that you invest in a good comfortable
seat. I have a (homemade) airseat on my unicycle and it is still
uncomfortable at times. In the first few hours of learning my biggest
problem was bruises on the inside of my thighs from squeezing onto the
seat for dear life. As you spend more time in the saddle and your
posture (and confidence) improves you will feel less overt discomfort.
I believe that, no matter how experienced you are, no matter how
comfortable your seat is, you still need to take comfort breaks every
now and again.

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Old April 24th 04, 09:14 PM
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thanks! I'll check out the Holm seat.

Do you care to divulge any details about how you made you airseat? I'd
be very interested, as my dad is handy with making things. Feel free to
PM me.

Bonnie


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Old April 24th 04, 09:18 PM
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airseats are cool but you need a good seat to make a good one eg the
miyata but that costs more then a kh the link was wrong it's
www.unicycle.com. i recormend a good pair of ride shorts(bike shorts) i
can ride with out them!
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Old April 24th 04, 10:17 PM
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thinuniking wrote:
*airseats are cool but you need a good seat to make a good one eg the
miyata *



I agree that you don't want to be messing around trying to work with
many of the cheaper seats with glued on covers that are common today.


But i've found the old style seats of the butterfingers/boggle type,
which have a cover held on just by the seat bolts are good for making a
good simple airseat.
Simply remove the cover, rip out all the foam, get a 20" inner tube,
shape it with cellotape, drill a valve hole in the back part of the seat
plate, then replace the cover.

Inflate very lightly (it's surprising how little air is needed- a hard
airseat is as uncomfortable as a foam one).

I use these on both my muni and 29-er and have done many, many miles on
both.


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Old April 24th 04, 10:43 PM
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A unicycle seat takes a large proportion of your weight and supports it
on a small area. It's bound to hurt a bit.

The more you ride, the less it'll hurt, because you will get used to
it.

Look at the seats that racing bicyclists use. Yes, I know they rest
some of their weight on their hands, , but look how tiny those seats
are.

It's all in the mind, not the behind.


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Old April 25th 04, 12:12 AM
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This was my first attempt at a simple homemade air saddle. This method
does not destroy any of the original saddle's components. I have since
made much more improvements over this model, but building one of these
is simple and inexpensive. Do a search for posts by me to see some of my
later creations. I hope this will help

http://tinyurl.com/2zj6o


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Old April 25th 04, 12:31 AM
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busnutmedic wrote:
*It's the older one with the whitewall tires.*

Not sure when they stopped using whitewall tires on the Schwinns, but if
it's got cottered cranks, it's real old. Time wears out the foam on the
older Schwinn seats, and they crumble away to dust. Your cheapest route
would be to replace the foam insert, which you can do for Schwinn or
Semcycle Deluxe seats (same basic seat) at Unicycle.com

The Kris Holm seat fits the same post and will be much more
comfortable.

When riding the idea is to keep your weight on the seat, not on your
legs, so that isn't the answer. As you get more advanced, you can put
more weight on your hands, on the seat handle or accessory handlebar,
but that's another story.


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Old April 25th 04, 12:43 AM
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I guess my best bet is to buy an old schwinn with a really beat up seat
and replace it.

Thanks for all the advice. I think it's going to take time too. I
haven't done much at all in the past month. Just the past few days Ive
been going on 1 mile or longer rides with my well seasoned brothers. I
am forever jumping off and having to run to catch up to them!



Bonnie


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