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  • #76
    A little update on my setup:

    - Got a longer seat post, which made it much more comfortable to ride.

    - Mounted the brake lever sideways with a spooner and put some better bar ends on.

    - I also found a nicer way to attach the brake line to the boom.

    So far I like it and and it is not showing any signs of fatigue.
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    Last edited by munirocks; 2009-05-17, 10:49 PM.
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    • #77
      my handlbars

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      These were made with a KH post with brake post and a 20" lollipop uni frame and seat post clamp. I bent the frame downward and added handlebar foam, tape, handlebar wrap, grips and bmx bar ends. The KH rail adapter is another possible option that adds some adjustability , and weight. I just shim my saddle for adjustment instead.

      oh, and check out the spooner spooner, and the bar end headlight.
      Last edited by humblbee; 2009-10-15, 09:03 PM.

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      • #78
        Very nice, I like the light mounted on the bar end under the boom. You've obviously put a lot of thought into this project.

        The first time I rode a Coker with handle bars my body said "neeeto, it's a bike" and immediately put my weight forward onto the handles. Needless to say this resulted in immediately falling forward. It seems handle bars on unis are more for stabilizing weight versus actually taking weight. I could be wrong as I've read about the ability to take weight off of your bottom by leaning on the handle bars but that didn't work for me.

        With your "handles" so far out from the seat do you have any trouble with weight when leaning that far forward?
        - Kenny

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        • #79
          Originally posted by blueharmony View Post
          Very nice, I like the light mounted on the bar end under the boom. You've obviously put a lot of thought into this project.

          The first time I rode a Coker with handle bars my body said "neeeto, it's a bike" and immediately put my weight forward onto the handles. Needless to say this resulted in immediately falling forward. It seems handle bars on unis are more for stabilizing weight versus actually taking weight. I could be wrong as I've read about the ability to take weight off of your bottom by leaning on the handle bars but that didn't work for me.

          With your "handles" so far out from the seat do you have any trouble with weight when leaning that far forward?
          hey, the cool thing about these bars is I can place my hands any where from closest to me to all the way out. most of my riding they are just a little back from all the way out. I wouldn't think of big wheel riding without handlebars these days. It makes it way more comfy and efficient. I think it's more about distributing weight evenly between your bottom and your hands while still maintaining your balance in the center.
          Last edited by humblbee; 2009-10-17, 01:13 AM.

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          • #80
            Handlebar from Scooter

            Here's a handlebar that was unplanned and just happened, was easy and quick to attach, needed no modifications and was free (had nuts and bolts laying around). May give someone ideas.

            I have an older style Coker with 22.2mm seatpost diameter. Pi-bar is attached to frame, too big for seatpost.

            I came across a scooter in the trash, those "Razors" with tiny wheels, that was missing a wheel and thrown out. Took the handle off. Attached it directly to the quick release skewer and with a couple u-bolts I had laying around to my Coker pi-bar, put two bolts through T-bar grip/handle and added my barends. No modifications. Took a couple hours to figure out and attach. Adjustable height by moving pi-bar. Length is easily and quickly adjustable with scooter handle quick release while riding. Feels solid except where T-bar grip/handle slides through T-bar. I added bolts, but still has a little play.

            I rode it with the handle for a couple days. Was great. Felt real stable and bike-like at faster speed. Took it off for now, as I really like the sitting up unicycling position and it felt heavy. Together the pi-bar and scooter handle weigh 3lbs, 1.5lbs each.
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            • #81
              Mine based on Corbin 4130 CroMo tube supplier (www.aircraftspruce.com) but with different diameters combination, bosses are from http://www.ceeway.com/Bosses.htm (ref 2280 for the boss and ref 2290 for the screw). It can be slightly ajusted in all directions and this helps a lot in case of UPD, avoiding damages :




              Didier
              Last edited by bouin-bouin; 2009-10-18, 07:53 AM.
              http://monocycle.info
              http://www.leblogdumonocycle.fr/
              CITY XTP 26", MUNI KH26" & KH29", ROAD Oracle 32" and KH36"
              my goal : a 3 geared 29" to have only one uni for all kind of rides :-)

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              • #82
                Originally posted by bouin-bouin View Post
                Mine based on Corbin 4130 CroMo tube supplier (www.aircraftspruce.com) but with different diameters combination, bosses are from http://www.ceeway.com/Bosses.htm (ref 2280 for the boss and ref 2290 for the screw). It can be slightly ajusted in all directions and this helps a lot in case of UPD, avoiding damages :




                Didier
                yeah, but how do you reach the pedals?

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                • #83
                  my new handle:
                  I used a stem from a bike that I cut and put a slit in so i could use a seatpost clamp to hold a bike handlebar that I clamped my old frame from my 16" learner uni. It works pretty well considering it was free.



                  I just have to put grips on it, buy a brake, a cycle computer, and I'll be done with my 29er
                  Last edited by Myles; 2009-10-19, 09:28 PM.

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                  • #84
                    Here is my plan for a handle on my muni, Its only short but its length can be adjusted. It just slots onto the brake holder on the seat post.




                    I just need to find some handle bar sized steel tubing (22mm?) and some tubing with an inner diameter of 22mm and ext diameter of 25.4
                    The rest can be bought off the shelf (clamp, bar ends, grips)
                    Last edited by 1-wheeled-grape; 2009-11-15, 09:53 PM.
                    This is no longer a blank signature, that is all

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                    • #85
                      1 wheeled grape- that is a nice simple design. I am making a Handlebar for my 24" guni at the moment and have come up with something pretty much the same as yours- with two small exceptions. Firstly mine will not be length adjustable. I want it to be as light as possible and for me than means cutting down on the amount of tubing i use. Secondly, because the KH rail adapter sits so snugly underneath the seat base (and i want to retain my ability to use the KH front bumper) my main tube that slots over the brake mounting tube will have a dog leg bend in it. It will bend down and out of the way of the Kh handle- giving me enough room to get my hand in there to use the regular handle properly. This means that while it is attached i will be able to use it OR the KH handle. Hopefully i will have something workable by mid next week and i will post it in this thread.
                      good luck with it,
                      mark
                      Find out about my latest Enduro XC rides and races at my blog.

                      http://www.markandhisunicycle.wordpress.com

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                      • #86
                        Try aircraftspruce.com -- that's where i bought my stock from.

                        corbin
                        http://www.corbinstreehouse.com
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                        • #87
                          I am currently trying to get a working handle setup out of the remains of my t7 and other parts. Couldn't find any of those stoker stems except in the states, and they seem very pricey. So I just got the idea of buying something like this and modding it with a seatpost clamp:

                          http://www2.xlc-parts.com/index.php?...6,25006005.jpg
                          I have one of those at home that I never used. I hadn't considered an application like this, but it might work. It certainly is stout enough for this use. I'll look at it tonight and see if it's worth cutting off the rack to make it usable.

                          For my use, I'm looking at single or double grips so I can ride on doubel track, so all I need is a Reeder style handle 4-6" in front of the KH grab handle.
                          I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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                          • #88
                            Update. 3 sets of $1 bar ends from UDC, and voila.
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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by humblbee View Post
                              Update. 3 sets of $1 bar ends from UDC, and voila.
                              Nice idea. Are the bottom set on the front just there as bash guards, or do you actually have some way of gripping them?
                              My 29er is my little wheel. Roll it, baby!

                              pLs forgve anu typist imak win positing forum my fone.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by uniShark View Post
                                Nice idea. Are the bottom set on the front just there as bash guards, or do you actually have some way of gripping them?
                                I was going to ask the same thing. When I had high and low grips I had the high ones close together and the low grips further apart.


                                Having multiple handholds makes it nice to figure out what really works for you.
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