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  • Unicycle Terms and Definitions - For Newer Members

    Parts of the Unicycle
    Saddle - Seat
    Seatpost - The tube that is attached to the saddle
    Seatpost Clamp - The clamp that holds the seatpost at a certain height
    Frame - The main section of the unicycle that holds it all together
    Crown - The round or square place where the frame splits in two
    Tire - Obviously the rubber "thing" on the wheel
    Rim - The thing that is directly attached to the tire and spokes
    Nipples - The tiny things that hold the spokes on the rim
    Spokes - The 36 or 48 wire-like things that hold the wheel together
    Hub - The cylindrical thing in the middle of the wheel that holds the spokes and cranks
    Cranks - The arms that attach to the hub and hold the pedals
    Square Taper - A type of hubs and cranks that are weaker than splined and have a square end
    Splined - A type of hubs and cranks that have lots of splines that are stronger than square taper
    [B]Bearings[B] - The round things that allow the wheel to roll
    Bearing Holders - The clamp-like or lollipop-like devises on each bearing that holds the frame on
    Lollipops - The less prefered weak bearing holders in the shape of a lollipop
    Main Caps - The prefered, stronger bearing holders on each bearing in the shape of a clamp
    Pedals - What you put your feet on

    Terms
    UPD - UnPlanned Dismount
    29er - A 29 inch wheeled unicycle used for distance riding
    Coker - A 36 inch wheeled unicycle for serious distance riding
    Freestyle - A type of 20 inch unicycle and unicycle riding style that is like figure skating with a unicycle. It invlolves lots of skill and precision.
    Trials - A very strong, large-tired type of 20 inch unicycle and style of unicycle riding that involves jumping, hopping, gapping, and dropping.
    MUni - Short for Mountain Unicycling. It's a type of very strong 24-29 inch unicycle with a strong body and big, knobby tire and a style of riding where you ride off road.
    Distance - A type of unicycle that has a 26-36 inch wheel for going long distances.
    Giraffe - A type of unicycle that has a chain and is usually very tall.
    Street - A certain style of trials unicycling that is done more stylishly and is done in an urban enviroment.

    By Tyler C.
    Please post additions/revisions in this thread!

  • #2
    very nice good job...now i dont have to tell the newbies about this stuff...i just reffere them to your thread

    p.s. i hellped you rep for this job well done
    TRIALS 4 LIFE !
    Check Out The Newbie Guide
    And the Spline Maintenance Guide!<UPDATED!!!With Video

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    • #3
      Originally posted by UniTyler
      Street - A certain style of trials unicycling that is done more stylishly and is done in an urban enviroment.
      Usually done in an urban like enviroment.

      And, to make it really clear, street is NOT the act of riding on a street.

      Originally posted by UniTyler
      Splined - A type of hubs and cranks that have lots of splines that are stronger than square taper
      ]
      Hmm, that doesn't sound good...
      here's a more informative crank explainer
      Last edited by forrestunifreak; 2005-11-13, 01:40 AM.
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      • #4
        Here's one you missed:
        LBS- Local bike shop.

        Cathy

        PS Well done for the rest of the list.
        Last edited by cathwood; 2005-11-14, 08:05 PM.
        Cathy

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        • #5
          And
          UDC- Unicycle dot com
          I believe.

          You may want a list that defines all the tricks, too, but I'm too lazy to make one
          Last edited by Spudman; 2005-11-14, 10:32 PM.

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          • #6
            What you forgot that theres not only 36 and 48 spoked rims but also my friend has a 68 spoked tire....(looks real cool when spinning),and like less for the 12'' tires and all that bologna
            Steel mills, Abandoned factories, And railroads...

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            • #7
              wow i finally had a good idea. anyway, don't forget about riding with SIB (Seat In Back) and SIF (Seat In Front).
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              • #8
                ww-wheel walk
                BC wheel-a free wheel with plates
                UW-no frame or seat
                Last edited by irvinegr; 2006-03-15, 04:53 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mikefule
                  If you use the forum, rather than the news group, you get an FAQ button on the screen, and a search facility.
                  • BC = BC wheel: a wheel with no pedals or cranks. Just platforms on the ends of the axle. Named after the character in the BC cartoons who rides a stone wheel. Sometimes called an impossible wheel.
                  • KH Kris Holm. KH24 is a Kris Holm 24 inch uni, for example.
                  • MUni = Mountain Unicycle.
                  • SIF = Seat In Front - riding with the seat in front of you, held with one or both hands.
                  • TUni = Trails Unicycle.
                  • UPD = UnPlanned Dismount. Ironic reference to falling off.
                  • UW = Ultimate Wheel. Like a unicycle with no frame or seat. Just a wheel and pedals.
                  • XC = cross country - a particular version of the KH MUni.
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                  • #10
                    trick naming convention

                    I'm glad someone asked about this... how to decifer the trick names

                    trick names


                    stevenj

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