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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 22:50:21 -0700, "The 70's"
    <marc_70@OBVIOUSyahoo.ca> wrote:

    >Don't know much about what's considered long or short, but they measure
    >~16cm from c to c (~6.25in).
    >What's better, a long crank or a short one? (Not that I want to change
    >anything, I'm starting to get real comfortable with this uni.)


    Tall question, I'll keep it short. For a 24" non-offroad wheel (like
    yours seems to be judging from the pic) 160 mm is considered long.

    Long cranks (for a 24" wheel that would mean 150+ mm) are used if you
    need a lot of leverage, such as on a trials or MUni setup. That has to
    be matched with a fatter tyre and stronger hub, generally speaking.

    Short cranks (for a 24" that would mean < 125 mm) are suited for
    distance, yes a 24" can be a quite nimble distance machine.

    Intermediate cranks (say, 125 to 145 mm) are best for general riding
    around, as well as for freestyle.

    Once Mikefule the unofficial king of wheelsize and crank length
    writeups discovers this thread, you can expect a much longer story.

    Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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    If the crank is moving then it really sounds as if it's loose. - onewheeldave trying to pinpoint the cause of a clicking crank

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  • Jester2000
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    Hey, if anyone gets the Sacramento Bee, I'm going to be on the back of the scene section on next Friday, Sept. 26

    -Jess

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  • andrew_carter
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    " Members of the Twin Cities Unicycle Club try to stay on their bikes Friday in the parade."
    Surely they could've done better than that hey!

    Andrew

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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    Don't know much about what's considered long or short, but they measure
    ~16cm from c to c (~6.25in).
    What's better, a long crank or a short one? (Not that I want to change
    anything, I'm starting to get real comfortable with this uni.)

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    > On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 08:03:30 -0500, Marc70
    > <Marc70.u22rs@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:
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    > >Got my pic taken in the local paper

    >
    > Nice! Those are quite long cranks aren't they?
    >
    > Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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    > If the crank is moving then it really sounds as if it's loose. -

    onewheeldave trying to pinpoint the cause of a clicking crank
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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    Make sure you post the pic...I want to see that one too.
    (Hope I started something here...)

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    > i'm going to be in -the shorthorn- some time soon. those sneaky journos
    > tricked me into it
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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    Oops...that's marc_70@OBVIOUSyahoo.ca


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    "The 70's" <marc_70@OBVIOUSyahoo.ca> wrote in message
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    > I'd love to have someone else to ride with....that way I wouldn't be the
    > only one people point to and comment about.
    > (As a matter of fact, on the way home from shopping this evening, I saw
    > someone riding a uni near my place, so I quickly got on mine, and went and
    > had a chat with him.) Now I've got 1 person, but more would be a lot of

    fun.
    > Please do contact me, I'm looking forward to it.
    > marc_70@OBVIOUSyahoo.com
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    > >
    > > Wow! Those stairs in the background were the first real stairs I ever
    > > rode down, , on a 26x1.95 'MUni'
    > >
    > > Ahh the memories.
    > >
    > > Dear Mr The 70's:
    > >
    > > I grew up (gr 7-13) in North Bay in Granitteville.
    > > My parents still live there and I get there during the Summer at at
    > > Xmas.
    > >
    > > Perhaps we can hook up for a ride next time I'm there.
    > >
    > > There is a guy who's about 20 that contacted me for a ride, he's fun to
    > > ride with. If you need someone to ride with.
    > >
    > > Brian
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Sofa - King of TUni
    > >
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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    I'd love to have someone else to ride with....that way I wouldn't be the
    only one people point to and comment about.
    (As a matter of fact, on the way home from shopping this evening, I saw
    someone riding a uni near my place, so I quickly got on mine, and went and
    had a chat with him.) Now I've got 1 person, but more would be a lot of fun.
    Please do contact me, I'm looking forward to it.
    marc_70@OBVIOUSyahoo.com

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    >
    > Wow! Those stairs in the background were the first real stairs I ever
    > rode down, , on a 26x1.95 'MUni'
    >
    > Ahh the memories.
    >
    > Dear Mr The 70's:
    >
    > I grew up (gr 7-13) in North Bay in Granitteville.
    > My parents still live there and I get there during the Summer at at
    > Xmas.
    >
    > Perhaps we can hook up for a ride next time I'm there.
    >
    > There is a guy who's about 20 that contacted me for a ride, he's fun to
    > ride with. If you need someone to ride with.
    >
    > Brian
    >
    >
    > --
    > Sofa - King of TUni
    >
    > 'You're perfect Sofa!' - Scott (via 'Michael Moore'
    > (http://www.hardylaw.net/Truth_About_Bowling.html) parser )
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  • ubersquish
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    i'm going to be in the shorthorn some time soon. those sneaky journos tricked me into it

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  • joe
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    I was in 'The Yorkshire Post' (a while ago)



    Joe,

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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 08:03:30 -0500, Marc70
    <Marc70.u22rs@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

    >Got my pic taken in the local paper


    Nice! Those are quite long cranks aren't they?

    Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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  • weeble
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    I was on the front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Aug. 23, along with several other TCUC people. Actually it was a half-page foldover that sort of wrapped around the front section. I did not get a whole article written about me though...

    The caption reads, " Members of the Twin Cities Unicycle Club try to stay on their bikes Friday in the parade."
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  • Erin
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    Though too shy to say so herself, Slugbath actually got her pic in the local paper this week too.... hope this attachment isn't too big... here goes:
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  • Sofa
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    Wow! Those stairs in the background were the first real stairs I ever rode down, , on a 26x1.95 'MUni'

    Ahh the memories.

    Dear Mr The 70's:

    I grew up (gr 7-13) in North Bay in Granitteville.
    My parents still live there and I get there during the Summer at at Xmas.

    Perhaps we can hook up for a ride next time I'm there.

    There is a guy who's about 20 that contacted me for a ride, he's fun to ride with. If you need someone to ride with.

    Brian

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    Re: got my pic taken in the local paper

    There....finally got it to work.

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    > Got my pic taken in the local paper...now all the people I know will
    > know about my new hobby without me having to brag...he he.
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