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  • OneWheelLess
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    a gazzaloddi should fit, they're squarer, udc still has a couple really cheap, i think. another squarer tire i have is a continental gravity 2.3, low rolling resistance, and decent grip, but i like something bouncier for tech stuff.

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  • unicyclist.ca
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    Originally posted by skilewis74
    ...as long as it's not too wide or tall.

    A 24X2.6" Kenda Kinetics will fit on one of the newer 24ers, so a 26X2.6 Kinetics should fit the 26 LX. Be forwarned, tires labeled the same width can be significantly wider or narrower than each other and therefore may not fit.

    If you don't over tighten your pedals and check them before every ride you should never have any problems w/ the pedals falling out (idling and riding backwards tends to unscrew pedals). If you want strongish, light, low Q-factor cranks get these Qu-Ax cranks.

    More Q-factor is good for more control at slow to moderate speeds (although some don't like it for riding skinnies). I've never ridden a uni w/ too much Q, for me, but I've ridden a lot w/ not enough.

    I've thought of getting a 26" LX for tech XC - w/ 170 mm Prowheel cranks, 2.6" Kenda, and low profile Kona Wah Wah pedals.

    The LX saddle is realatively well shaped, but way too hard IMO and no channel for blood flow.

    Poor man's Freeride - I've thought of drilling a grid of small holes every centemeter and grinding out a channel in the center.

    I hate rounded profile tires for muni. I've seen many 2.5" tires and all of them round. Though I've seen many narrower and wider that were square
    Try a high roller if you like a flat profile. I prefer a more round profile personally and I am loving the 2.5" michelin. I had a high roller and it drove me crazy because of the flat profile on road crown. I am converting my LX into a XC uni and changing the cranks to 125s

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  • skilewis74
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    Originally posted by unicyclist.ca
    any 26" tire will do.
    ...as long as it's not too wide or tall.

    A 24X2.6" Kenda Kinetics will fit on one of the newer 24ers, so a 26X2.6 Kinetics should fit the 26 LX. Be forwarned, tires labeled the same width can be significantly wider or narrower than each other and therefore may not fit.

    If you don't over tighten your pedals and check them before every ride you should never have any problems w/ the pedals falling out (idling and riding backwards tends to unscrew pedals). If you want strongish, light, low Q-factor cranks get these Qu-Ax cranks.

    More Q-factor is good for more control at slow to moderate speeds (although some don't like it for riding skinnies). I've never ridden a uni w/ too much Q, for me, but I've ridden a lot w/ not enough.

    I've thought of getting a 26" LX for tech XC - w/ 170 mm Prowheel cranks, 2.6" Kenda, and low profile Kona Wah Wah pedals.

    The LX saddle is realatively well shaped, but way too hard IMO and no channel for blood flow.

    Poor man's Freeride - I've thought of drilling a grid of small holes every centemeter and grinding out a channel in the center.
    Originally posted by unicyclist.ca
    Torker LX is a great uni, I commuted on the 26" LX every day through the winter. I tried to put a 2.65 cujo DH on it but it scraped the frame, however it fit a 2.5" Michelin very nicely. Enjoy the uni.
    I hate rounded profile tires for muni. I've seen many 2.5" tires and all of them round. Though I've seen many narrower and wider that were square
    Last edited by skilewis74; 2008-05-29, 08:12 AM.

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  • WHampson
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    I have a torker Lx 26, I think its more of a unicycle for beginning, it's best for learning the basics, im going to get a KH20 soon.

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  • unicyclist.ca
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    any 26" tire will do.

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  • nachowayne
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    Can you put just a regular mountain bike tire on one of these or are the rims different?
    Last edited by nachowayne; 2008-05-09, 02:55 AM.

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  • OneWheelLess
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    new cranks are cheap anyway, just buy a set of pro wheel alloys or something similar from udc, problem solved. i did wonder about the lx cranks, their alloy is harder/ more brittle than most cranks i've used, but they've worked fine for a lot of people. the pedals don't lock in to the crank arms as well as w/ a softer alloy, an my guess is that when the pedals loosen slightly (just enough to have a little play), this is when the damage occurs. my issue w/ the lx cranks was that they were too long. i did like the fact they were very low profile, and had no q factor. i switched to the prowheels b/c they seemed to be the strongest reasonably priced option, but the high q factor really messes w/ my spinning style.

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  • C-ZER
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    Originally posted by zonehitz
    Torker Unistar LX Unicycle 26 Dark Metallic Grey

    Customer Reviews
    Great until pedals strip out of cranks
    Great Unicycle, until the pedals strip out of the cranks! Made in China, probably with inferior metal forged cranks. When the pedals start flopping around your done for! I had a lot of fun riding it, then the pedals started flopping around. I tried tightening them but they were stripped out already. They hadn't backed out or come unscrewed the threads just busted/stripped out. I'm really bummed!!!

    http://astore.amazon.com/torker-bicy...475155-0036034



    that is the same thang that happened to mine now I have a 20" DX

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  • zonehitz
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    Torker Unistar LX Unicycle 26 Dark Metallic Grey

    Product Description
    Torker Unistar LX Unicycle, 26,Dark Metallic Grey. Has a 26 in wheel. This is a great unicycle for the money.


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    Product Details
    Amazon Sales Rank: #124033 in Sports & Outdoors
    Brand: Torker
    Model: Torker
    Features
    Torker Unistar LX Unicycle
    Dark Metallic Grey.
    Has a 26 in wheel
    This is a great unicycle for the money.

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    Customer Reviews
    Great until pedals strip out of cranks
    Great Unicycle, until the pedals strip out of the cranks! Made in China, probably with inferior metal forged cranks. When the pedals start flopping around your done for! I had a lot of fun riding it, then the pedals started flopping around. I tried tightening them but they were stripped out already. They hadn't backed out or come unscrewed the threads just busted/stripped out. I'm really bummed!!!

    http://astore.amazon.com/torker-bicy...475155-0036034

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  • Jerrick
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    Originally posted by UNIman7
    Does anybody think the seat is kind of square? today I rode the lx alot and it was really starting to hurt, It felt like it was cutting off the bloodflow. Is there a more comfortable saddle that is somewhat inexspensive? Maybe It is somthing that you get used to becouse I rode about Two miles today. does anybody have the same problem
    The LX/Miyata seat actually work for me pretty well. You can actually change the seat into an air seat pretty easily. Search around and youll find a few guides on how to do that.

    Now the LX/Miyata seat and post use a different bolt pattern than the KH and any other standard Velo based seat. So you can buy a better seat, but it would also require a better post. So if you do buy new gear, just make sure the post will fit the frame, and theseat will fit the post, and youll be good to go.

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  • unicyclist.ca
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    yeah, however the saddle clips allow you to take the cover off and convert it into an air or gel saddle if your into that, I converted mine into a gel seat and it served me well. Another option is buying a nimbus or KH saddle but that would require a different seatpost.

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  • UNIman7
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    Does anybody think the seat is kind of square? today I rode the lx alot and it was really starting to hurt, It felt like it was cutting off the bloodflow. Is there a more comfortable saddle that is somewhat inexspensive? Maybe It is somthing that you get used to becouse I rode about Two miles today. does anybody have the same problem

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  • unicyclist.ca
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    Torker LX is a great uni, I commuted on the 26" LX every day through the winter. I tried to put a 2.65 cujo DH on it but it scraped the frame, however it fit a 2.5" Michelin very nicely. Enjoy the uni.

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  • UNIman7
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    The torker lx came today and it is AWSOME . the 26" is a whole different feel to it but after five minutes on the thing I was doing better than on my old uni, which I have had for 4 or 5 years!!!
    It is much faster then my 20" and when I switch back to the 20" it feels like a toy!

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  • surfer1024
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    Yep, pretty sturdy, not as comfortable as the kris holm style handle but it works

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