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    I'm on the edge of ordering my first Uni! (yay!) I've decided upon the United
    24" Adult Trainer found at unicyclesource.com . However, I am wondering if a 26"
    wheel can be put in place of the 24". I'm thinking yes, but I wonder if it'd be
    coming to close up to the neck of the fork or not.

    And after that my only concern is, which colour should I get my Viscount seat
    in!!?? I'm thinking I might play it safe and stick with black, blue is nice too,
    so is red but yellow is definately off my list. I suppose it'd be fun to have
    all three and keep them on different seat posts and swap them as the mood fits.
    But I'm not that wealthy

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    Re: Frame size vs. Wheel size or What Colour Is Your Seat?

    hidden7 wrote:
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I'm on the edge of ordering my first Uni! (yay!) I've decided upon the United[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> 24" Adult Trainer found at unicyclesource.com . However, I am wondering if a[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> 26" wheel can be put in place of the 24". I'm thinking yes, but I wonder if[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> it'd be coming to close up to the neck of the fork or not.[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> And after that my only concern is, which colour should I get my Viscount seat[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> in!!?? I'm thinking I might play it safe and stick with black, blue is nice[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> too, so is red but yellow is definately off my list. I suppose it'd be fun to[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> have all three and keep them on different seat posts and swap them as the mood[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> fits. But I'm not that wealthy [/color]

    I just got the United 24" Adult Trainer for Large adults (with the yellow seat
    by the way - very cool! You should rethink your color choices <grin>) - it
    arrived just three days ago. Eyeballing my fork, I'd say there is NOT enough
    clearance for a 26" tire, especially if it's nobby.

    I'm an absolute beginner myself so I was anxious to start riding right away
    despite the fact that it's muy frio outside, and there's been snow on the
    ground. I decided to cover my seat with a couple of old socks while I was
    learning. I'm glad I did as it's now been sent flying several hundred times. The
    socks are beat up but the seat looks fine. The only thing that looks a little
    worse for wear after all the abuse I've dished out over the last few days are
    the Union pedals. These are plastic and I've already broken bits of 'em off.

    Anyhow, I'm somewhere between levels 2 and 3 of Rick Bessel's "new" IUF skill
    levels ( see http://www.unicycling.com/iuf/levels.htm ), I'll be sure to update
    y'all when I finally get that free mount down!

    Cheers,

    Paul
    --

    Paul Magwene paul.magwene@yale.edu

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    • #3
      Re: Frame size vs. Wheel size or What Colour Is Your Seat?

      In article <3A345662.3515F665@yale.edu>, Paul Magwene
      <paul.magwene@yale.edu> wrote:

      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Eyeballing my fork, I'd say there is NOT enough clearance for a 26" tire,[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> especially if it's nobby.[/color]

      Oops, I should have mentioned that I was thinking of a 26" street tire, not a
      knobby one (not yet anyways, I figgure a street tire will do fine for zipping
      across the neighbours lawn on a downhill trip legs and arms flailing :*)

      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I'm an absolute beginner myself so I was anxious to start riding right[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> away despite the fact that it's muy frio outside and there's been snow on[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> the ground.[/color]

      I plan on doing laps around my pool table till I get good enough to venutre
      outside. Maybe then the snow will melt.

      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I decided to cover my seat with a couple of old socks while I was learning.[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I'm glad I did as it's now been sent flying several hundred times.[/color]

      Wow, several hundred times in three days? You go to sleep yet? Of course not,
      what was I thinking

      So that's one vote for yellow seat...

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      • #4
        Re: Frame size vs. Wheel size or What Colour Is Your Seat?

        Be very very happy that the Viscount seats don't come in Miyata green. Miyata
        seat owners would do almost anything just to have a choice of a different color.
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]:-) My favorite color for the Viscount is red but I'd love to have a blue seat[/color]
        on my 20" uni to match the blue Primo tire.

        While learning be sure to protect the seat with socks or some sort of cover for
        protection form all the falls. However, don't put duct tape directly on the seat
        because you'll never get the sticky goo off the seat later.

        It is also good to replace the screws that hold the bumpers on with similar
        screws that are slightly larger in diamter but the same length. Do this before
        the seat takes the abuse you are about to subject it to by learning to ride. If
        you do this the bumpers will hold up fairly well, if you don't the bumpers will
        likely not survive your attempts at learning to ride.

        john_childs

        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>From: hidden7[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>I'm on the edge of ordering my first Uni! (yay!) I've decided upon the United[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>24" Adult Trainer found at unicyclesource.com . However, I am wondering if a[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>26" wheel can be put in place of the 24". I'm thinking yes, but I wonder if[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>it'd be coming to close up to the neck of the fork or not.[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>And after that my only concern is, which colour should I get my Viscount seat[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>in!!?? I'm thinking I might play it safe and stick with black, blue is nice[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>too, so is red but yellow is definately off my list. I suppose it'd be fun to[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>have all three and keep them on different seat posts and swap them as the mood[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>fits. But I'm not that wealthy [/color]

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