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    TomGozza and a couple other local riders asked me to build up a couple of MUNI Black Cocks. Tom's is on a CF seat base. I'll post pics along the way as they go from raw materials to Black Cocks: Two leftys and a righty
    Tis true that once you go black you never go back.

    First day: Got materials measured and cut and tack welded in place, front lift handles milled for the bar and the anchor (not shown) for the 1.5" delrin ball welded into place. (The white blob under the seat base is a ball of modeling clay I use to get the parts aligned before I weld)

    More later this week. . .
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    Last edited by brycer1968; 2012-04-30, 03:31 AM.
    Brycer1968,
    Mayhem on one-wheel since 1968

  • #2
    Once you go black.....

    I love Bryce's handles. I hate riding without them.

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    • #3
      So. Much. Want. Looks good!
      "Why'd you put your beer down for this photograph?"
      -maestro8

      "I will irradiate my gonads in the name of unicycle science."
      -GizmoDuck

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      • #4
        well . . . . I could build another one for you. . . . .
        Send me a PM if you want to try life on the black side

        Brycer
        Brycer1968,
        Mayhem on one-wheel since 1968

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        • #5
          woo hoo!!!! Feels weird people looking at my cock.....

          Thanks Bryce! Can't wait

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TomGozza View Post
            woo hoo!!!! Feels weird people looking at my cock.....
            Haha, sure sure Tom. Better get used to it! It may be the first time it's online, but it probably won't be the last. Lots of people will want to see your "special handle" when you start whipping it out in the public arena. Haha.
            Ken Looi - Nostradamus of the unicycle world???

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            • #7
              Any options for an ambidextrous handle? These look really cool, but I like to change hands depending on camber or required lean for a particular corner.

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              • #8
                hahaha good one Dmac! I will be happy to show it off!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ImFalling View Post
                  Any options for an ambidextrous handle? These look really cool, but I like to change hands depending on camber or required lean for a particular corner.
                  Interesting idea . . .tho I have found that most riders have a preference for which hand they grab the lift handle with that is consistent about 95% of the time. That said, the lean angle of the BC handlebar isn't so extreme that you can't use the BC with the other hand as well.

                  I have thought about building a ginormously long BC as a joke. . . . Maybe like 14" long. And maybe there is a grip that has veins molded into it
                  Brycer
                  Last edited by brycer1968; 2012-04-30, 01:26 PM.
                  Brycer1968,
                  Mayhem on one-wheel since 1968

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                  • #10
                    Thems some hung boyz ya got there Bryce

                    Any options for an ambidextrous handle?
                    You can use either hand on the straight section, at times I switch hands on mine which have a similar design to Bryce's, but the turn at the end is optimized for one hand or the other.

                    I suppose you could ask for the end to be pointed down in line with the wheel...but you probably won't like it as much.
                    Last edited by Nurse Ben; 2012-04-30, 02:35 PM.
                    I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by brycer1968 View Post
                      Interesting idea . . .tho I have found that most riders have a preference for which hand they grab the lift handle with that is consistent about 95% of the time. That said, the lean angle of the BC handlebar isn't so extreme that you can't use the BC with the other hand as well.

                      I have thought about building a ginormously long BC as a joke. . . . Maybe like 14" long. And maybe there is a grip that has veins molded into it
                      Brycer
                      When i first started holding the seat bumper, it was with my left arm. Probably because i hold with the left when mounting. But i wanted to ensure i didn't choose the wrong hand to start with, so started practicing both to see which was more comfortable.

                      Pretty soon i realised that certain sections of my bike path commute were more comfortable holding with opposite hands in opposite directions, due to camber. I have reduced torso twisting when holding with the hand on the lower side of the slope. Lately i've begun changing hands for sharp turns in different directions too. I tend to grab with the hand on the outside of the corner.

                      I havent experimented with different bars, just the seat bumper and kh tbar. Maybe i'll rotate the tbar 90 degrees and see if i like a central bar. Not ideal though, the grip is too small among other problems. One of your black cocks, with a kink upwards could be just the ticket! I'm not sure too many folks would be comfortable riding along with a big long veiny bastard though...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nurse Ben View Post
                        I suppose you could ask for the end to be pointed down in line with the wheel...but you probably won't like it as much.
                        Down? Not up?

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                        • #13
                          Down? Not up?
                          Yes, downward bend provides a "hook" to keep your hand from slipping up and off, think limp
                          I dream of hamsters and elderberries

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ImFalling View Post
                            When i first started holding the seat bumper, it was with my left arm. Probably because i hold with the left when mounting. But i wanted to ensure i didn't choose the wrong hand to start with, so started practicing both to see which was more comfortable.

                            Pretty soon i realised that certain sections of my bike path commute were more comfortable holding with opposite hands in opposite directions, due to camber. I have reduced torso twisting when holding with the hand on the lower side of the slope. Lately i've begun changing hands for sharp turns in different directions too. I tend to grab with the hand on the outside of the corner.

                            I havent experimented with different bars, just the seat bumper and kh tbar. Maybe i'll rotate the tbar 90 degrees and see if i like a central bar. Not ideal though, the grip is too small among other problems. One of your black cocks, with a kink upwards could be just the ticket! I'm not sure too many folks would be comfortable riding along with a big long veiny bastard though...
                            Tirving had me build a black cock that will fit into his KH T bar holder. I know it was WAYYYY easier to build than the rail adaptor based cocks. Tim really likes it and it gives you the adjustability of the KH T-bar system to dial in the hand position. I made up a few extra of these if you are interested in trying one out, Search Tirving's posts for some pics of this. I think Mbalmer also rides with one of these KH bar holder based black cocks, though she tried to hide its black cock-ish look with some girlie streamers or ribbons I recall - (but IMHO, it still looked like she was happy to see someone).

                            Bryce
                            Last edited by brycer1968; 2012-04-30, 03:20 PM.
                            Brycer1968,
                            Mayhem on one-wheel since 1968

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                            • #15
                              Ok, so for those of you that are looking at this and wondering why . . . . . .

                              Both the white delrin/nylon ball at the end, the bolted connection through the lift handle (think frenum piercing??) as well as the rubber grip are designed to be removable to slide a brake lever down over the shaft. (all threaded fasteners are welded into the bar "flush" so they don't keep you from sliding a HS33 brake lever down over the bar). This positioning of the brake lever protects the lever blade from UPD damage and also puts your hand in a position to activate the brake with your pinkie and or ring fingers. This grip eliminates the need for a KH spooner because you are using it in more of a bike handlebar grip "position" . . . . if that makes sense.

                              There is a fair ammt. of labor to make these up as I customize each one for rider handedness and rider hand size.

                              Brycer
                              Brycer1968,
                              Mayhem on one-wheel since 1968

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