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    Originally posted by juggleaddict View Post
    is that a penguin!!!!!!!?????
    Yes it is. It was made by Abram in Seattle and I got it because he wanted it to be ridden more often. I'm doing my best -- that's my second ~17 mile ride on it.

    I've just uploaded a picture of it. You can see that the pedal axle is just a couple of inches above the wheel, so that means the pedals are where they would be on about a 44" unicycle, or 4" higher than on a coker. That, together with being equivalent to a 40" wheel in terms of torque, makes free mounting a challenge, but with a tiny downhill I can do it reliably. Actually, as long as I'm not wearing my backpack I can do it reliably.

    It creaks and groans a bit, and it's not the smoothest or most forgiving ride, but there is something magical about going over 15 mph on a tiny wheel, way up in the air. The cranks are pretty long so you can actually climb some decent hills. But it's definitely tricky. Definitely harder than a Coker.
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    • it's beautiful I think I'm in love. . . . perhaps one of these days I'll get around to building up one. I'm thinking a poofy tire may make it a better ride, but then you would create some clearance issues. That's a reeeeally cool ride : ) glad I finally got to see one. I always thought this would be a better option than the 36er because you could gear it up however high you wanted, but I suppose the rough ride would defeat the point.

      definitely one of my favorite unis I've ever seen : ) keep that one rollin!!
      Steel is real! => I ride a Nimbus!

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      • Nice penguin - I've always thought those were cool as well

        I've been playing with a helmet camera mount and got some reasonable film of my xc commute while I was testing it last week. No impressive riding or clever editing (in fact no editing at all!), but it gives a good idea of what the area is like for anybody who's interested (you probably won't want to sit and watch it all in real time!)

        I posted it on the video forum here

        Rob
        "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?" (Dan Antopolski)

        "I would absolutely recommend a 29er to anyone who didn't prefer a larger or small wheel." (Mikefule)

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        • Sorry for my ignorance, but what's the difference between a penguin and a giraffe?
          steveyo
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          • Originally posted by steveyo View Post
            Sorry for my ignorance, but what's the difference between a penguin and a giraffe?
            The height. A penguin is a short giraffe where the cranks are very close to the wheel, usually built for gearing purposes rather than for impressive height.

            So a penguin is a giraffe, but a giraffe is not always a penguin

            Rob
            "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?" (Dan Antopolski)

            "I would absolutely recommend a 29er to anyone who didn't prefer a larger or small wheel." (Mikefule)

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            • Originally posted by rob.northcott View Post
              So a penguin is a giraffe, but a giraffe is not always a penguin

              Rob

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              • Originally posted by rob.northcott View Post
                The height. A penguin is a short giraffe where the cranks are very close to the wheel, usually built for gearing purposes rather than for impressive height.

                So a penguin is a giraffe, but a giraffe is not always a penguin

                Rob
                Thanks for clearing that up Rob. Glad I wasn't the only one going .. wth

                Learn something new everyday.....

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                • latest ride

                  I took a trail ride from my house to downtown Des Moines Sunday for a quick beer at El Bait Shop - approximately 20 miles.

                  Last edited by wdmunicyclist; 2010-05-25, 03:18 PM.

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                  • This one isn't so recent. This is from my college graduation day in 1986.
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                    • Originally posted by Tucson Uni View Post
                      This one isn't so recent. This is from my college graduation day in 1986.
                      ...and I thought you were skinny now!
                      steveyo
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                      • I had a nice ride over some steep hills and around a lake. I had the 24" but think the 29" would have been better.


                        Lots of thorny, thistle plants that really hurt to touch. It made me very aware of not flailing my arms.



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                        • Originally posted by mbalmer View Post
                          I had a nice ride over some steep hills and around a lake. I had the 24" but think the 29" would have been better.


                          Lots of thorny, thistle plants that really hurt to touch. It made me very aware of not flailing my arms.



                          What trail is this?

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                          • Originally posted by steveyo View Post
                            ...and I thought you were skinny now!
                            Ok troops, sound off: what's your height & weight?

                            Me: 5'11", 145lbs.
                            Last edited by MuniAddict; 2010-05-26, 05:53 PM.
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                            • Me: 6'0" 145lb

                              I'm similar to terry!
                              The mountains’ my playground, a place to unwind
                              Where negative thoughts are left far behind - Terry Peterson

                              "I'll be racing the clouds home"

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                              • Originally posted by waaalrus View Post
                                What trail is this?
                                It's Harvey Bear Ranch/Coyote Lake in Morgan Hill, CA. It's nice when it's green. I rode for about 3 hours and only saw 3 other people.

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