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  • #46
    glad to see you got it out. put a little anti-seize on the post when you put it back, that should stop it from doing that again
    24" Torker LX
    29" UDC Trainer
    32" UDC trainer

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    • #47
      Originally posted by JimT View Post
      If you want more effective training in a shorter time, go for shorter cranks instead of longer. With the longer cranks you are more likely to just cruise along with not much training benefit. A few months ago I switched to 109mm on my 36er and can tell the difference in training effectiveness. Up to 12% grades don't seem to be a problem.
      OK so here is what happened, I swapped the cranks back to the 140's
      I went out for a ride around my neighborhood, it's a decent 5 mile loop with a few different types of riding, all road but not all smooth, couple small grades and speed bumps
      anywho after 1 lap I was back at the house putting the 127 back on. I have to say it didn't give me the difference in control I had thought it might and it slowed me down more than expected. So it looks like I'm going to stick with the 127's after all.
      24" Torker LX
      29" UDC Trainer
      32" UDC trainer

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      • #48
        Originally posted by aj1500 View Post
        OK so here is what happened, I swapped the cranks back to the 140's
        I went out for a ride around my neighborhood, it's a decent 5 mile loop with a few different types of riding, all road but not all smooth, couple small grades and speed bumps
        anywho after 1 lap I was back at the house putting the 127 back on. I have to say it didn't give me the difference in control I had thought it might and it slowed me down more than expected. So it looks like I'm going to stick with the 127's after all.
        Put shorter cranks on, maybe 110's or 117's it will force you to improve your ability on that uni. Then put your 127's back on and you'll have a heap more control with that setup than before because the shorter cranks forces you to have better balance.
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        • #49
          Or... you know... just keep the 110 or 117s

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          • #50
            I'm pretty sure at some point I might be ready for 110 or so, I mean I have worked my way to the 127, but I think for now I'll just stick with what I have, get a good grip on them then look at going shorter if I feel it will be a benefit for me. the 32 is still very new to me, it is big and heavy even compared to my 29. my main goal is to get very comfortable and be able to average about 10 MPH. I'm close to the speed part now but still not a stable as I think I should be and still can't maintain my speed for very long at a time. but I like the idea of when I have to slow down I'm still going as fast as I can on the 29
            24" Torker LX
            29" UDC Trainer
            32" UDC trainer

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            • #51
              Originally posted by ruari View Post
              Ok, took off the seat, inverted the frame, then hammered the underside of the seat post while I held the frame. Took a while but eventually I got it off!
              So even though I separated the frame from the seat post… I umm… decided to buy an extra URC Medium frame anyway… because… … … It is nice to have options in the future?

              Oh dear, I think there is something wrong with me. Whatever my illness, I guess I am not alone, judging by how many unis the regulars here own.
              Last edited by ruari; 2020-01-28, 02:10 PM.

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              • #52
                I've already started a pedal collection...
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                • #53
                  I took my 26" Muni down to the park today, and logged a uni ride on Strava for the 1st time ever. I classed it as "inline skating", so as not to pollute my b*ke stats. 1.67 km total, and v-e-r-y s-l-o-w. (4.0 km/h avg, max 10.0 km/h).

                  I'm still not at all at home on the uni, arms waving a lot, not holding the saddle very much. I haven't done very much mileage in the 10 months since I got my 1st uni, so progress is slow. (This is about 5th visit to this park, otherwise practise is mostly mounting, attempting to hop and idle at home). I did feel a lot happier at the end of the session, practising turns on a bit of hard dirt. I'm definitely on the plateau ElPuebloUNIdo described a while back, but still having fun.
                  20" Nimbus (Black, White Tire)
                  26" Nimbus Muni (Duro Wildlife Leopard | Schwalbe Crazy Bob 2.35")

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Richard C View Post
                    I'm still not at all at home on the uni, arms waving a lot, not holding the saddle very much.
                    You don't necessarily keep your hands on the seat so early in your unicycling. You can start out by keeping one or both hands on your chest, then at least you can sit up.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by ruari View Post
                      So even though I separated the frame from the seat post… I umm… decided to buy an extra URC Medium frame anyway… because… … … It is nice to have options in the future?
                      Ok, it arrived already (super quick!), so I figured what the hell and went ahead and mounted it on the 26” Nimbus wheelset (and put the previous frame in my backpack).

                      I like the red, the colour pops nicely. This is pleasing because I also considered pink for a bit of fun and backed out at the last minute. Had the red been dull I would definitely have regretted not going pink

                      Last edited by ruari; 2020-01-30, 02:53 PM.

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                      • #56
                        And yes my hair and beard need some work. Looking all kinds of crazy there!

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by ruari View Post
                          Ok, it arrived already (super quick!), so I figured what the hell and went ahead and mounted it on the 26” Nimbus wheelset (and put the previous frame in my backpack).

                          I like the red, the colour pops nicely. This is pleasing because I also considered pink for a bit of fun and backed out at the last minute. Had the red been dull I would definitely have regretted not going pink
                          Red like the nose of a clown.
                          What does this frame have that other frames don't have? I would never think of buying additional frames. Every (nearly) additional part I want for a unicycle, comes as a whole unicycle, so I never have to move parts around. Next uni will be an orange muni 24", coz I don't have orange yet. ^_^
                          Last edited by Setonix; 2020-01-30, 03:05 PM.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Setonix View Post
                            What does this frame have that other frames don't have? I would never think of buying additional frames. Every (nearly) additional part I want for a unicycle, comes as a whole unicycle, so I never have to move parts around. Next uni will be an orange muni 24", coz I don't have orange yet. ^_^
                            See my previous posts in this thread. Here they are cropped to the relevant parts

                            Originally posted by ruari View Post
                            I haven't been cleaning my main winter, unicycle (a 26" basic Nimbus Muni from 2009) because I am super lazy […] Unsurprisingly (with the salt and grit used on the roads in the winter) the seat post is now rusted completely solid in the frame […] perhaps I may still separate it but if not, then a new frame I suppose […] URC frames accommodate wider tyres (4" wide for a 26" wheelset) and hence that would increase my tyre options for winter. This is also enough gap vertically on the Medium frame to allow for a 27.5x3.5 or 29x2.50, if I ever decided to buy (or build) another wheelset.
                            Originally posted by ruari View Post
                            So even though I separated the frame from the seat post… I umm… decided to buy an extra URC Medium frame anyway… because… … … It is nice to have options in the future?

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                            • #59
                              Love the red!

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                              • #60
                                Nice! I think powdercoating looks better than anodizing to be honest.
                                Unicycling is the fountain of youth.

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