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  • Originally posted by Flyjeffva View Post
    I have just discovered Rec.Sport.Unicycling and have really enjoyed all the 36'er pictures. I have been riding a cheap 24 incher for 40 years and have not been exposed to any different. I have asked Santa for a Nimbus Titan 36'er for Christmas. Plane Jane with no handlebar or brake.

    So.....what's the deal with the handle bars? They just don't seem to make sense on a unicycle any more than having handlebars while walking. In fact, the other day, someone asked "What do you do with your hands when riding the unicycle?" to which my answer was "What do you do with your hands when walking?". That was the best answer I could think of.

    Would like to hear of the experience of handlebars v. no handlebars on a 36 incher?
    +1 to comments about shifitng weight and stability on uneven surfaces.

    I think the handlebar also helps the uni track straighter, although it could just be that it helps me track straighter.

    And it's a great place to mount a bell and light.
    My 29er is my little wheel. Roll it, baby!

    pLs forgve anu typist imak win positing forum my fone.

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    • I have just finished putting my new 36er together.

      Specs:
      KH36 frame
      T7 welded to steel seat post
      CF seatbase with KH foam and cover
      Oury grips
      Nightrider tyre
      150 mm Moment cranks
      Straitline pedals
      KH/Schlumpf hub
      Spokes tied
      Green anodized spoke nipples
      Normal 36" tube



      I will be changing a few things when I get the time or when the parts arrive. Hopefully some new twenty6 Prerunner pedals, All City stars grips and a proper paint job for the frame and handle. Not sure yet if I will get a brake.

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      • Originally posted by MT High View Post
        I have just finished putting my new 36er together.

        I will be changing a few things when I get the time or when the parts arrive. Hopefully some new twenty6 Prerunner pedals, All City stars grips and a proper paint job for the frame and handle. Not sure yet if I will get a brake.
        I like the white frame.

        I was considering getting my chrome/steel Qu-ax frame powdercoated black but it would be cheaper to get a new frame such as a nightrider but I would need to bend the frame to make it fit onto the narrow hub. I know how to do that but my concern is that the bearing holders would be misaligned...
        "Einstein was right."

        "Einstein was probably one of them."

        (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

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        • Here's my baby

          Coker Big One
          Coker Pi Bar
          Tekro Vbrake
          Eaton handle bar wrap
          SKS xblade rear fender







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          • how is the coker saddle? I've never gotten to try one. Any real advantage to the high top? I've had great success with a KH street. Tried the Qu Ax air saddle, the Nimbus gel, and a Naomi, finally settled on the KH
            Steel is real! => I ride a Nimbus!

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            • Originally posted by juggleaddict View Post
              how is the coker saddle? I've never gotten to try one. Any real advantage to the high top? I've had great success with a KH street. Tried the Qu Ax air saddle, the Nimbus gel, and a Naomi, finally settled on the KH
              Its so-so. My friend has the kh freeride and after riding that I've fallen in love. I will be purchasing 2 of them ASAP for both my muni and my coker.

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              • The hi-top saddles (old Nimbus, Coker, Torker DX, pre-Fusion KH, etc) are great candidates for customizing your foam shape. Go ahead and chop that foam down to something resembling a KH freeride. It makes a huge difference and is way cheeper than buying a new saddle.
                My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. - Jack Layton

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                • Originally posted by saskatchewanian View Post
                  The hi-top saddles (old Nimbus, Coker, Torker DX, pre-Fusion KH, etc) are great candidates for customizing your foam shape. Go ahead and chop that foam down to something resembling a KH freeride. It makes a huge difference and is way cheeper than buying a new saddle.
                  I did exactly this - cut down my Coker saddle, using my KH freeride as a model, including the center cutout. Came out really well.

                  But if the question is how are the Coker saddles without modification, my response is that they're pretty bad. Waaay too much foam, especially in front, and combined with the steep curve, really caused me some unpleasantness with the boys.
                  My 29er is my little wheel. Roll it, baby!

                  pLs forgve anu typist imak win positing forum my fone.

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                  • With apologies to One on One, here is my new 36er:



                    Frame: KH
                    Seat: KH Fusion Street
                    Seatpost: Atomlab pivotal
                    Seatpost clamp: 31.8mm adjustable, green*
                    Handle: Nimbus Shadow*
                    Brake: V-brake with friction shifter lever*
                    Bell: Sunlite Candy mini bell, green
                    Tire: Nimbus Nightrider
                    Tube: Kenda 29x2.3
                    Rim: Coker Double walled aluminum
                    Spokes: Coker 14g Stainless with green alloy nipples
                    Hub: Nimbus ISIS 48h
                    Cranks: Echo SL 160mm (will probably end up with 165/137 Moments)
                    Pedals: Wellego PC, green

                    *Not pictured

                    The photo was taken after I took apart the Coker wheel to swap the hub. I laced the wheel last night and will spend some more time tensioning and truing (and tensioning and truing...) before putting it all together.

                    Thanks to Saskatchewanian for the idea of using the Nimbus hub with the Coker rim in the KH frame and to Brycer1968 for thinking a little outside of the box.

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                    • what a beautiful pile of parts
                      Best of Me

                      18:21 Stillstand
                      255 foot railride

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                      • what did you do to the kh handle on the seat.
                        thanks zipper
                        1st)-180FLIP-(1st

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                        • Originally posted by zipper View Post
                          what did you do to the kh handle on the seat.
                          It's wrapped with an old tube. I do this on all my handles and really like how it feels when gripping them. This is why I was a bit bummed about the new 2011 KH handle design without the hole; I guess I'll have to buy a few spares while I still can.

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                          • could you show how you did it. it looks really cool.
                            thanks zipper
                            1st)-180FLIP-(1st

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                            • Wrapping a handle

                              The attached pictures follow the steps below (this wrap is really sloppy due to basically doing it one handed so I could photograph the steps):

                              1) Cut about half the length off old tube; take the handle off the saddle.

                              2) Lay the end of the tube across the front of the handle (the left/right orientation doesn't matter).

                              3) Loop the long end of the tube up and through the hole in the handle pulling it tight the whole time.

                              4) Loop the end back down over the handle.

                              5) Again loop the long end up, through, and over, overlapping the previous loop by about half the width of the tube. Repeat until the handle is covered.

                              6) When you get to the end of the handle, rather than looping back down over the front of the handle send it to the back. Hold this tight while bolting the handle back onto the saddle, which will hold everything in place. You can then trim any extra bit that might be sticking out from under the handle.

                              It's really simple; the main trick is to pull the tube tight and keep it that way.
                              Attached Files

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                              • Saddle questions

                                Originally posted by uniShark View Post
                                I did exactly this - cut down my Coker saddle, using my KH freeride as a model, including the center cutout. Came out really well.
                                I have never taken a saddle apart, but I have a Velo brand saddle purchased from EBikeStop that I think is the same thing as the ones in the list Sask included in his post. Is the saddle cover not glued to the foam? What tools do you use to trim the foam? Can you use the original cover, just trimmed down a little, or do you use a different material for the cover?

                                On another question, does anyone know about the UDC Club saddle? I just ordered the Nimbus Titan (great sale price) and it ships with the Club saddle and no option to upgrade. (It will arrive next Monday ) I have a KH Freeride on my daughter's 20" Nimbus II that is overkill for a 12 year old, but I wonder if the club saddle is worth keeping or if I should try to trim down the Velo that I have on my beater 24" (Avenir round crown with lollipop bearing/hub) so my daughter has a comfortable one Any suggestions are appreciated.

                                So that I don't just hijack this thread with my questions; I will post a photo of the Titan next week. It will be pretty generic, but it is my first big wheel so I am pretty stoked. Then later when I get the Coker V2 frame I hope to buy from Mr. Foss I will post it again!
                                If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got.

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