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    Im thinking of learning to ride free wheel hub on my unicycle 24 inch
    Has any one got any tips on how to learn to ride freewheel ?
    How long did it take to learn ?
    Also whats the cheapest option for getting a freewheel hub?
    I have all the other parts
    Last edited by jerome; 2015-06-10, 03:01 PM.

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    I haven't tried myself yet, but

    waaalrus has a great thread: Adventures in Freewheeling:
    http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...ight=freewheel

    As for hub, I know there is at least 1 thread about using a freewheel hub from a trike. I'm sure you can find it with a search.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jerome View Post
      Has any one got any tips on how to learn to ride freewheel ?
      I used to recommend to people that learning to coast on a regular unicycle was a good first step. My reasoning was that would tell someone if they would stick with the practice required and also give them a good step up towards riding the freewheel. However, there are different freewheel riding styles and you don't actually have to coast if you don't want to. I created a video tutorial at:

      [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfm3IKOJkGQ"]Freewheel Unicycling Tutorial 8-30-2014 - YouTube[/ame]

      Originally posted by jerome View Post
      How long did it take to learn ?
      I was riding after a few hours of practice and riding decent distances in a week or two, but everyone's different. There are skills that took me six months to learn that took other people a couple days.

      Originally posted by jerome View Post
      Also whats the cheapest option for getting a freewheel hub?
      The cheapest option is if you can find a Huffy Green Machine (or Slider) wheel and put it on an old unicycle frame. However, that will require bending the frame and getting special bearings. I recommend the Nimbus Drift Trike Disc hub:

      http://www.unicycle.uk.com/nimbus-dr...hole-disc.html

      For putting a brake on you can get away using a D'Brake but if you plan on riding a lot I recommend finding someone who will weld a disc brake tab onto your frame so you can mount the caliper on that.

      http://www.unicycle.uk.com/d-brake-disc-mount.html

      Building the wheel is no different than for a fixed unicycle. Here's a playlist with some of my freewheel videos:

      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...vwmt5vUS4fNWFj

      Good luck!

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