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  • #61
    Updating my list as Bouin-Bouin sold me a freestyle 20" which I just used at the Geneva 2 day class - great event by the way. Now I need access to an indoor place to work on riding the 20" during the winter months!
    Also, I won't make a spare uni for my parents' place, as it's been sold, and the parents are no longer...
    So currently:
    • KH 24" 2012 with 137mm cranks, disc brake,
    • KH 29" Road Uni with 125mm cranks with a first gen Schlumpf hub and Magura brakes,
    • Nimbus "Black Friday" Oracle 32" with 125mm cranks, disc brake,
    • QU'AX 36" with 125/150mm cranks, disc brake,
    • Nimbus 24" Basketball Uni with 110mm cranks,
    • Nimbus 20" Eclipse Freestyle Uni with 89mm cranks -currently some 100mm-,
    • FranKHenstein 29" Muni with Nimbus hub, Impact Seat post and 125mm cranks, US resident,
    • 24" Muni with 150mm cranks (shared with above muni) made from parts I had, just bought a Nimbus rim and a Specialized tire.


    and past:
    • Nimbus 20" Equinox Freestyle Uni with 100mm cranks, sold because I was not really using it much,
    • Nimbus II 24" Muni with 150mm cranks, back in the saddle uni! Bought in 2011 in the same shop as NoName below, sold when KH24" came for Xmas,
    • Kahero 20" basic uni, bought to work on beginner's skills, sold a couple of months later when bought Nimbus 20",
    • Impact 19" Trials, 140mm Eiffel cranks, sold because gathering dust, running out of space, and needing an excuse to finance the Schlumpf hub,
    • NoName Chrome Shitty 20", bought in 1996, first attempt at uni, rode but never proficiently, disappeared in a garage fire circa 2000.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by robincooper
      I have only Peg one for now
      And Tricycle
      Cut up ur tricycle and you have 3 more unis instead.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Setonix View Post
        Jeez 40+ unis. My wife already complains I have just 9.
        I figure significant others probably start seeing it as a problem at about the fifth one, for someone who didn't already have them.

        In my case, I had a lot of them before I had her, so they had some sort of legacy thing. I'm incredibly lucky that she chose me, warts and all, with all my "baggage". Hanging them from the ceiling definitely helps; when done properly, they don't take up any floor space. It helps to have a high ceiling in your garage.
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        John Foss
        www.unicycling.com

        "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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        • #64
          UPDATED

          I have too many unicycles, Here is the list with prices and why I got them:

          Trainer 24 (NOK 1 300)
          --------------------------
          UDC Sweden recomended this as an adult learner - collecting dust now.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKBqLJTIKdc)

          Qu-Ax Cross 29 (NOK 2 000)
          --------------------------------
          Felt I needed something between 24 and 36 (wich was my ultimate goal). I later chopped down the frame to make it fit my oldest kid. Collecting dust now, but my youngest kid might need it in a couple of years.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW8awg6vkrk)

          UPDATE: I gave this one away

          Nimbus Nightrider Impulse Disc 36 (NOK 6 000)
          -----------------------------------------------------
          36'er was my reason to get into unicyling. This was the coolest one on the market in my opinion. Still my main 36'er.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgzlRMp4L6k)

          KH 26 (NOK 4000)
          --------------------
          Maybe try Muni? Yes, let's get a KH26. Timoteusmunk uses it when he is visiting Norway. Otherwise collecting dust.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tZfxrJh4eM)

          UPDATE: I gave this one away

          Schlumpf hub (NOK 10 000)
          -------------------------------
          I really wanted to try this, and it would also be great to get to my trail head on a schlumped KH26. Collecting dust now, but I might put it in a 29'er later.

          In use in a 29 guni

          KH 29 (NOK 4 000)
          ---------------------
          For winter riding with a studded tyre. Wanted something better than the Qu-Ax even though the Qu-Ax was just fine. I use it mainly in the winter.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYOOO5U0o_8)

          Dodger 12 (NOK 900)
          ------------------------
          Got it for my oldest kid, but none of my kids managed to learn to ride on this one. I got a few videos out of it. Fun to ride.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6T0YwrIy-0)

          Only One 16 (NOK 700)
          --------------------------
          Both kids learned on this. Easier to ride than the Dodger. Other kids use it from time to time.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38hgdIFsNhs)

          KH 20 (NOK 3 500)
          ----------------------
          Wanted something I could bring with me on holidays. The kids use it too. (I have two sets with seatposts/seats)
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gulMh7V8ags)

          Oracle 24 (NOK 4 000)
          --------------------------
          Wanted a smaller wheel and a wider tyre for muni than the KH26. Collecting dust, but it's back up for the bigger 26'er brother
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwQ3x53plIQ)

          Bulit a freewheel for the O24, so this is now my freewheel unicycle
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGXwDENeep8)

          KH 36 (NOK 3 200)
          ---------------------
          I've had som problems with the Nimbus 36, and therfore needed a back up. Hate being without a 36'er. Got the KH for a great price. Timoteusmunk uses it too.

          Oracle 26 (NOK 4 000)
          -------------------------
          I like the Oracle 24, but wanted something bigger. Put on a Surly Knard . Great uni.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOnKks7o9tE)

          Unknown 20 (NOK 150)
          --------------------------
          Second hand. Got this for my youngest kid. Painted it purple and put on a pink tyre. She loves it.

          Nimbus Hatchet fat 26 (NOK 9 000)
          ---------------------------------------
          Couldn't resist. No dust, only mud on this one.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI9JaQMb43I)

          Qu-Ax 20 -red hub (NOK 600)
          ---------------------------------
          I needed another 20" for my youngest kid, so we can all go muni together. Second hand.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUkfzbu3eYA)

          KH 20 (NOK 300)
          -------------------
          Second hand. Picked it up today. Older model, scratched but otherwise in good condition. Saddle, seatclamp, pedals not original. The reason for buying this was the price: $ 35

          Unknown 20 (NOK 100)
          --------------------------
          Second hand. Crap. Used it in a video:
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4OSVL8wwNs)

          KH 29 Schlumpf
          ----------------
          Wanted to try a geared unicycle again. Built it myself. Mostly KH parts.
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBYUbnnO-Yo)

          Nimbus Oracle 32
          ----------------
          I ordered it one hour ago for the kids. To good a deal to let it pass. (51% off on Black Friday)

          UPDATE: Was that 2yrs ago? I've never ridden it myself

          UPDATE:

          Flansberrium 27.5
          -----------------
          Built it myself
          (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9KhBw8F3vw)

          5 ft Giraffe
          ------------
          Got it cheap ($29) Haven't tried it yet

          The updates are from memory. Maybe there are more? I hope not.
          UniMyra's YouTube channel

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          • #65
            I have only one unicycle. What's in the future? No idea.

            I don't think I will buy a trial, freestyle, muni or 36" (big wheel) road uni in the future. But I am interested in EUC (electric unicycles). However, I saw one video where it took like almost 2 and a half hours just to change the tires.

            I ended up watching the whole 2 hours plus video.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4kT-R_u0rVs
            20" UDC Club Unicycle - Orange

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            • #66
              Originally posted by TwoLeftFeet View Post
              I don't think I will buy a trial, freestyle, muni or 36" (big wheel) road uni in the future. But I am interested in EUC (electric unicycles). However, I saw one video where it took like almost 2 and a half hours just to change the tires.
              Electric unicycles are like cheating and those don't give you an accomplished feeling. Maybe a little bit, but not as much as when you learned to ride a 36" unicycle. Riding Non-electric unicycles comes with a lot of victories and feelings like "YAAAY I did it!!" Personally I also think that an electrical uni can be fun in the beginning. Very quickly it will become boring and after a year you won't touch it anymore.

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              • #67
                I'm keeping my 20" UDC club. Need to learn freemount, idle and maybe later backwards figure 8. Still plenty of things to accomplish.
                20" UDC Club Unicycle - Orange

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Setonix View Post
                  Electric unicycles are like cheating and those don't give you an accomplished feeling. Maybe a little bit, but not as much as when you learned to ride a 36" unicycle. Riding Non-electric unicycles comes with a lot of victories and feelings like "YAAAY I did it!!" Personally I also think that an electrical uni can be fun in the beginning. Very quickly it will become boring and after a year you won't touch it anymore.
                  Check out this "real" electric unicycle. It is quite an accomplishment.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C1n6XAypag

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                  • #69
                    20" - with 75mm cranks....zoom zoom
                    20" - with 90mm cranks.... more general and good for hockey
                    24" - with 138mm cranks... Kris Holm muni; just lovely
                    26" - 125/150 cranks - Nimbus, it's nice
                    29" - 110mm - road tire, good for portable commuting
                    36" - 114mm - zoom zoom... handlebar, waterbottle cage, tail light

                    6 foot, 20" giraffe - who I'm flying
                    20" freewheel w. disc brake - how do you ride this thing?

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by JimT View Post
                      Check out this "real" electric unicycle. It is quite an accomplishment.
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C1n6XAypag
                      Amazing tech. No doubt.
                      But just watching the video makes my spine tingle in anticipation of a crash. Not that I think I would ever be able to ride something like this - - - I know that I could not run out a UPD at 30+ km/h.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Tinkerbeau View Post
                        Amazing tech. No doubt.
                        But just watching the video makes my spine tingle in anticipation of a crash. Not that I think I would ever be able to ride something like this - - - I know that I could not run out a UPD at 30+ km/h.
                        For the most part, if you want to be cool, you might want to avoid unicycles. But if you want to ride unicycles, you're into a different kind of cool. We are not sheep! (Foss, 2017, p. 93)

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by JimT View Post
                          Check out this "real" electric unicycle. It is quite an accomplishment.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C1n6XAypag
                          Ah yeah forgot about that one. That was really cool. All those technical dudes that can make the coolest contraptions. I wouldn't even know where to start. I'm in software not hardware. Typing with 2 left hands is no problem.

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                          • #73
                            Gotta Love this !

                            Originally posted by Tinkerbeau View Post
                            Amazing tech. No doubt.
                            But just watching the video makes my spine tingle in anticipation of a crash. Not that I think I would ever be able to ride something like this - - - I know that I could not run out a UPD at 30+ km/h.
                            Mine too. After all these years of attaining faster speeds I am considering selling my Schlumpf and 36" Uni's so I never have to try and outrun a UPD ever again!

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by JimT View Post
                              Check out this "real" electric unicycle. It is quite an accomplishment.
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C1n6XAypag
                              That thing is amazing. I got to play with it a bit at the 2010 Muni Weekend in Vancouver. It's still a "real" unicycle, but with power assist. So you have to ride within your limits, but you don't have to work as hard. Justin spent years tweaking it since then, and I can't imagine what improvements he's made since then.
                              Originally posted by dkny View Post
                              20" freewheel w. disc brake - how do you ride this thing?
                              If your me, for very short distances.
                              Originally posted by Tinkerbeau View Post
                              ...just watching the video makes my spine tingle in anticipation of a crash. Not that I think I would ever be able to ride something like this - - - I know that I could not run out a UPD at 30+ km/h.
                              Neither could anybody else, I think. In my younger days I wouldn't think twice about doing that, but now, not so much.
                              John Foss
                              www.unicycling.com

                              "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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