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  • GB4 muni/trials handle for KH Velo saddles

    Hello all,

    I'd mentioned in a previous post that I was working on a replacement handle for the new Velo saddles.

    I've got a prototype together and will be testing it for the next few months:

    http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gbarn...handle/kh.html

    The handle is a direct replacement for the OEM plastic handle, requiring only a 10 mm wrench or socket for installation (no drilling or cover removal).

    Assuming testing goes well the handles will be available from Unicycle.com in the near future.

    First impressions:

    *The handle seems very stiff, though there is a very small amount of flex in the plastic seat base.
    *The Velo saddles seem to be well designed and of better quality than any other production saddle.
    *Comfort wise I still prefer my CF base/air pillow saddles, though again I feel the Velo is better than any production saddle.
    George C. Barnes IV
    http://www.gb4mfg.com/

  • #2
    Does anybody have any complaints about the Velo handle? I'm about to order one very shortly
    Happy Life Day

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    • #3
      Nice work George. Where do you find the time for all these projects?

      See ya on the BRR Ride..... Mojoe
      http://ninemileskid.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sofa
        Does anybody have any complaints about the Velo handle? I'm about to order one very shortly
        I haven't really used one yet, but I've heard people say that they are flexy. Also, I think a lot of people dig the Reeder handle style and want that option available on the KH saddle.
        Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.

        -Carl Sagan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sofa
          Does anybody have any complaints about the Velo handle? I'm about to order one very shortly
          Yes- unlike early KH sadles, those at Uni.com don't have coloured bumpers- all black, yuck.

          -C
          "Jeeeezus! I can be misunderstood enough all by myself" -Uni57

          "Jesus would love you if he were real."
          -Catboy

          "Could someone please pass the brain soap?"
          -Jethro

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          • #6
            I rode on the new Velo saddle last night and it deffenatlly has won me over. The grip in the front is wide enough for all your fingers, its squishy, it weighs less than the Viscount saddle, and I really didnt notice much flex in it at all.

            The only downside I saw to it was that seat in front grip is a little tuffer because the saddle is thick, but with a bit of pratice I dont see that being a problem at all.

            I am getting one when I have money.

            Chex
            No one said it was gonna be easy and I'm not afraid to try, with the odds stacked up against me I will have to fight, One Life One Wheel got to do it right. H2O


            -------MUNI MILITIA -------
            One Wheeled Death Squad

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