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    Just looked at Schlumpf website and you can order the geared unicycles. Looks like $1,300 + VAT + shipping. Oh well maybe I'll win the lottery.

  • #2
    just for fun i tried filling out the form, but you have to be a registered member of the site just to send a message, and the site offers no procedure for how to do that.

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    • #3
      I'm not ordering one. But which one to order? 1.1 and 1.5 ratios with either 24 or 28" wheel.

      If you gave one to me, I would have a hard time choosing. Right now, (coin flips....) 28" wheel for cruising.
      Regards,
      Ken

      Unicycles are flying machines!

      24", 28", 32", and 36" KH frame based mutts.
      26" inexpensive travel.

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      • #4
        After caculating the effective wheel size, decided I'd go with the 24" wheel version.

        24"@1.1ratio=26.4" effective wheel size
        24"@1.5ratio=36" effective wheel size
        28"@1.1ratio=30.8" effective wheel size
        28"@1.5ratio=42" effective wheel size

        Cool, but still not buying one.
        Regards,
        Ken

        Unicycles are flying machines!

        24", 28", 32", and 36" KH frame based mutts.
        26" inexpensive travel.

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        • #5
          I think I might be getting one, but probably in August when I'm in Switzerland. Would rather have it on a Coker though
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          • #6
            Re: Schlumpf Unicycles

            On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:51:14 -0600, "Chrashing" wrote:

            >I'm not ordering one. But which one to order? 1.1 and 1.5 ratios with
            >either 24 or 28" wheel.


            You read that wrong. The hub is shiftable between 1:1 (i.e. direct
            drive) and 1:1.5 gearing. There is no 1:1.1 ratio.

            Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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            • #7
              Re: Schlumpf Unicycles

              On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 10:43:58 -0600, "oxfordrider" wrote:

              >Looks like $1,300 + VAT + shipping.


              That's a hefty price but it would still be cool to have one...

              Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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              • #8
                Thank you Klaas Bil for correcting me. Sorry about that error.
                Regards,
                Ken

                Unicycles are flying machines!

                24", 28", 32", and 36" KH frame based mutts.
                26" inexpensive travel.

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                • #9
                  what is the schlumpf website? i tried schlumpf.com but that's some stupid flash site with cartoons and junk
                  no signurature

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by revengeofthemole
                    what is the schlumpf website? i tried schlumpf.com but that's some stupid flash site with cartoons and junk
                    http://www.schlumpf.ch

                    Click "Welcome" for English then the box for unicycle.

                    I got an e-mail from Schlumpf today saying they should have a Coker frame mid 2005.
                    Steve

                    Hop Drop & Roll

                    “If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your
                    shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” – Homer

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                    • #11
                      Re: Schlumpf Unicycles

                      On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 22:54:26 -0600, "UniBrier" wrote:

                      >I got an e-mail from Schlumpf today saying they should have a Coker
                      >frame mid 2005.


                      I suppose that means they will offer a complete 36" geared unicycle?
                      Alternatively, they could sell the hub separately so that people can
                      build it in whatever they see fit.

                      Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
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                      • #12
                        Schlumpf hub

                        Based on the Schlumpf website they won't be selling the hubs without the frames due to safety reasons. I'm wondering how good the hub will work on a 36" wheel. The hubs are pretty narrow. Any thoughts?

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                        • #13
                          Oh goody! I'm impressed with the level of feedback they give- I've had all my emails answered promptly too.
                          Good to hear that a Coker Schlumph will be available. I might hold out on getting one until then.

                          Oxfordrider- I personally prefer narrow hubs. The only time I think you may need a wide hub is for an off-road Coker wheel- but unless you have pretty strong legs I would guess an off-road Coker Schlumpf 1:1.5 is not going to be very practical. I ride off-road on a std UDC hub in my Coker wheel with no problems. I prefer the narrower Q-factor of UDC hub, but I'm short and light and don't do 7ft drops on my Coker.
                          Adventure Unicyclist

                          Alps 2 Ocean


                          Unistan: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

                          Induni: The India Unicycle Tour

                          Monguni: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour

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                          • #14
                            I also finally just got an email reply from Mr. Schlumph. He says he will sell just the hub, but no earlier than next Summer.

                            Anyone figure out how much the import duties will add to the US$1300. price???

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                            • #15
                              If the uni-drive is priced similar to the high-speed or mountain-drive it would be in the $500US range.

                              I'd like to hear an updated ride report from the Harper Hub Coker.

                              I spent some time on Blue Shift over the holidays and can confirm JC's observations in the linked thread. It is realy nice on the flats and rolling hills to go 12-13mph at 100-110 rpm.
                              Steve

                              Hop Drop & Roll

                              “If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your
                              shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” – Homer

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