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  • #16
    This picture shows my road Coker's modified Wyganowski handle. In my approach, I mounted the handle as low as possible. Actually, I didn't have a choice as it was made to fit the frame rather than the seat post. I bought it used from a guy who was shorter than me.
    - I put bar-ends on what was intended as a front bumper, creating my "aero" position. It's only semi-aero, because I don't feel comfortable in an extreme, pavement-eating position.
    - The regular T-handle comes up near my seat bumper, as the basic handle for upright riding.
    - I also have access to the built-in seat handle for those steep climbs.
    - The bottle cage fits a large bottle, except when I had longer cranks on there and had to lower the seat. Then Camelbak only!
    - I used the bungee cords on the back to bring a backpack of clothes to and from work. Not the most secure attachment on that rear bumper area, but it worked.

    That handle has served me well, and still does. I've tried the T7 and find it in too neutral a position to work for me. Too high for any aerodynamics, and too low to lean on, to take some weight off the seat. It's just kind of there. The only thing I worry about with my Wyganowski is how it's held together with two little bolts. If one of those breaks while I'm in my aero position, it could be ugly!
    John Foss
    www.unicycling.com

    "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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    • #17
      Here's a pic of my set up (The Florian Green). Wish I could take credit for it, but the high praise goes to Pete Perron. Of course, these handlebars require that you get Pete to make you one of his "V" frames.
      I really like these aero bars. They allow me to reach out farther forward. Thanks to the "seat post" mount there is no flex in them when I pull up on them while climbing hills. I set the "seat post" clamp (really the handlebar clamp) just loose enough so that when I UPD the handlbars can move enough not to break. As you can see from the torn tape at the tip of the aero bars, I'm not a stranger to UPDs. Another thing I like about these is that they are narrow enough not to bang up my thighs when I do go cartwheeling off the front. There's space enough to mount my b*ke computer. When I'm riding at night I wrap a head lamp around the bars and I've got a head light.

      Just doing my part to encourage all of you welders to get wild.

      Geoff
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      monocycle monstrosity

      Mustn't sleep! Clowns will eat me!

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      • #18
        Oh how I miss Florian Green! Maybe he and The Red Menace can roll on down the road together some day!

        As for the handles (and without voting for mine), I still think JC takes the design cake.

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        • #19
          Here is my ultralight version. Actually shaved 2.5 lbs with a Wallis base and aluminum bars over stock Coker seat, no bars
          Attached Files
          Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right!

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          • #20
            That looks good. I think I may want to have someone build me something like that.
            -knee

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            • #21
              Originally posted by unisk8r View Post
              Oh how I miss Florian Green! Maybe he and The Red Menace can roll on down the road together some day!
              Hey Pete, you've got permanent visitation rights for the Florian Green. Any time you're heading to Southern Oregon stop by for a spin. Likewise if I'm heading north with my wheel, I'll give you a jingle.
              Geoff
              monocycle monstrosity

              Mustn't sleep! Clowns will eat me!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by naturequack View Post
                Here's a pic of my set up (The Florian Green). Wish I could take credit for it, but the high praise goes to Pete Perron. Of course, these handlebars require that you get Pete to make you one of his "V" frames.
                I really like these aero bars. They allow me to reach out farther forward. Thanks to the "seat post" mount there is no flex in them when I pull up on them while climbing hills. I set the "seat post" clamp (really the handlebar clamp) just loose enough so that when I UPD the handlbars can move enough not to break. As you can see from the torn tape at the tip of the aero bars, I'm not a stranger to UPDs. Another thing I like about these is that they are narrow enough not to bang up my thighs when I do go cartwheeling off the front. There's space enough to mount my b*ke computer. When I'm riding at night I wrap a head lamp around the bars and I've got a head light.

                Just doing my part to encourage all of you welders to get wild.

                Geoff
                Nice one. I'm getting a V-frame built up. I think it's the future of road unicycling. It will allow the use of a normal bike stem and handlebars, and is a much stronger design than getting ever longer extentsion bars on the seat.

                My unicycle position is pretty similar to my bike position too.
                Adventure Unicyclist

                Alps 2 Ocean


                Unistan: The Uzbekistan Unicycle Tour

                Induni: The India Unicycle Tour

                Monguni: The Mongolia Unicycle Tour

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                • #23
                  made some pictures today of my new handlebar setup
                  i have not changed much since my last design because i really like it
                  biggest chance is the bicycle seat.

                  because this seatpost is 25.4 mm i can not attach it to my 36 inch unicycle wich has a 22.2 seatpost.

                  just made a short trip and the diffrence whas huge and i really like it on the most unicycle seats i have the problem of it rubbing to my legs and with the bicycle seat i dont have that problem any more

                  have to put some km on this set up to test it bether but so far so good!

                  more pictures:
                  http://www.unicyclist.com/index.php?..._itemId=575487

                  edit looks like i cant attach a picture ??
                  how does this work on this forum:P?
                  Last edited by eenwieler-sander; 2008-12-16, 11:58 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by eenwieler-sander View Post
                    edit looks like i cant attach a picture ??
                    how does this work on this forum:P?
                    You need to click the insert image button (has a mountain as the icon):
                    Last edited by siafirede; 2008-12-16, 02:51 PM.
                    -James

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                    • #25
                      thanx for the information

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by siafirede View Post
                        You need to click the insert image button (has a mountain as the icon):
                        Any pics of you riding that looooooong boy? The extension is the the top tube from a bike right?

                        And how are you liking the bike seat?
                        Brycer1968,
                        Mayhem on one-wheel since 1968

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                        • #27
                          yes the extension is the top tube of a bicycle frame copied it off dustin schaap as far as i know the first one to use this.

                          i like it to be so long because i can stretch my arm out,
                          i realy like the bicycle seat because i dont have leg rub anymore
                          but still have to test it out on a longer trip.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by eenwieler-sander View Post
                            because this seatpost is 25.4 mm i can not attach it to my 36 inch unicycle wich has a 22.2 seatpost.

                            just made a short trip
                            So what unicycle did you make that short trip on?

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                            • #29
                              just made a short trip on my 24 inch muni build up from spare parts

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                              • #30
                                Heres the first set of bars I had on Florian Green. The intent was to have close grips for mounting and slow speeds, as well as multiple forward positions for speed work.
                                Attached Files

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