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dazzle
2004-11-06, 04:35 PM
hi everyone,
have been looking for aaages for a set of handlebars on a separate wheel so that it gives the impression of riding a bike.

any ideas where to get hold of one? anyone else know the product i mean?

ive read a few books that say to cut the front end of a bike off, but there must be a supplier??
just imagine how rubbish that would look!.... im not a D.I.Y man!!

Cheers

Daz

willfcc
2004-11-07, 06:01 AM
Go to your local thrift store, by a $25 bike.
Remove stem from fork.
Remove fork from frame.
Reinstall stem in fork.

Ride.

markf
2004-11-07, 06:49 PM
or if you can weld, get uni frame. get old handle bars from thrift store bike. get longer seatpost for front unicycle. Weld handlebars onto seatpost. put seatpost in front unicycle frame. ride around like crazy.

dazzle
2004-11-08, 12:30 PM
so nowhere to actually buy them then? ill have to have a go... wish me luck!

tobbogonist
2006-12-21, 08:19 PM
goodluck
and happy birthday for today

thejdw
2006-12-21, 09:19 PM
You could go to a tip and get and old bike for like 5 I think ;)

thejdw
2006-12-21, 09:19 PM
You could go to a tip and get and old bike for like 5 I think ;)

Hazmat
2006-12-22, 04:42 PM
Is this what you had in mind?? :D :p :D

SAVAGE
2006-12-22, 05:01 PM
those cranks are huge! i can imagine riding that down my street.

skrobo
2006-12-23, 09:30 PM
Is this what you had in mind?? :D :p :D
i think i just found my true love...

Hazmat
2006-12-26, 12:35 PM
I'm in the process of making one with the help of my friends hahaha. Don't know how long it will take but yeah. Ours will have shorter cranks hahaha :D :D :D

Unicaw89
2007-01-03, 04:35 AM
Handlebars???


Now whos talkin bout Evans mom this time...

found_a_wheel
2007-01-04, 01:41 AM
ive done that i piched handle bar of a my sisters trik coz their easy to put on and off

edgehog
2007-01-11, 02:21 AM
God, you are wierd. The whole point of a unicycle is that you can eat while you ride. Savour the flavour!

Hazmat
2007-01-11, 06:31 AM
God, you are wierd. The whole point of a unicycle is that you can eat while you ride. Savour the flavour!

I can eat and drink while riding my unicycle/coker. :D :D :D

onewheelskate
2007-06-02, 12:40 AM
Is this what you had in mind?? :D :p :D


where did you find that pic? I'm going to make a uni with handle bars:rolleyes:

Hazmat
2007-06-02, 04:10 AM
where did you find that pic? I'm going to make a uni with handle bars:rolleyes:
If you like that, here's another impressive one. :D :D

Uniman_3
2007-06-02, 05:55 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PwcBaNsArx0

u mean sumthn like this maybe...

banjo_gun_snake_wheels
2007-06-02, 06:40 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PwcBaNsArx0

u mean sumthn like this maybe...

wow, really cool. I wish he would have transfered to the other wheel though.

Hazmat
2007-06-02, 06:53 AM
wow, really cool. I wish he would have transfered to the other wheel though.
I wanted that to happen too. :D :D

onewheelskate
2007-06-02, 05:34 PM
If you like that, here's another impressive one. :D :D
looks like a pogo stick:p

mcnuggets300
2007-06-12, 12:07 PM
wow, really cool. I wish he would have transfered to the other wheel though.

same
that is the coolest thing i have seen this week

mill_mobile
2007-06-13, 06:28 AM
If you like that, here's another impressive one. :D :D
Now that would be like riding SIF the whole time...... VERY GOOD leg workout;)
I think i'll stick to my uni though!

al_lieffring
2007-06-14, 06:43 PM
I built several sets of haldle bar unis over the years

http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_5033835/d8ce/__sr_/a7f6.jpg?grgCccGBNe2uOIpF
On this set the clamp bolt was right where it would scrape the inside of my knee
http://f9g.yahoofs.com/groups/g_5033835/d8ce/__sr_/9fd7.jpg?grgCccGBuhxUcFSe
So I started over from scratch an made the blue set out of 1/2" EMT.

Later I made the black set with a 24" wheel and more of an Ape Hanger look out of 3/4" EMT to go along with the Chopper Uni I built.

It is realy a lot of fun to take these to public appearances and to unicycle events, because even people that have never ridden a uni think they can just jump on and ride it (top photo) but even experienced uni riders usualy have to work at it a while to get the knack.

unisk8r
2007-06-25, 02:59 AM
Folks, this may be a dumb q to some of you, but indulge me:

Would it make any sense to make the pictured uni with BC foot plates, and have the bars and foot supports fixed together as usual within the frame system, but locate the wheel's axle slightly above the foot pegs? Thereby allowing a bit of handle and footplate interplay/leverage?

Hazmat
2007-06-25, 05:20 AM
Folks, this may be a dumb q to some of you, but indulge me:

Would it make any sense to make the pictured uni with BC foot plates, and have the bars and foot supports fixed together as usual within the frame system, but locate the wheel's axle slightly above the foot pegs? Thereby allowing a bit of handle and footplate interplay/leverage?
I think that would be an awesome idea, can i have one too please. :D :D


BTW i don't think your question was dumb. :D

johnfoss
2007-06-28, 05:11 AM
In the books, the cycle being described at the top of the thread is called a handlebar unit. That is, a handlebar and wheel, but no pedals. If it has pedals I call it a handlebar unicycle.

Simplest/cheapest way to make a handlebar unicycle is to get a junk bike, as described above, and cut off the parts you don't want. For fun, you could keep part of the frame there, and pretend you're riding around on a funky bike before "disconnecting."

Next easiest way is to use an old unicycle. Replace seat and post with handlebars and stem. Take the cranks off if you don't want them, or leave them on like I do on mine. In shows, I do the usual silliness of riding with the handlebars (spin, backwards, riding one-handed, wheelie), but then I jump off the unicycle and ride around on the handlebar unicycle. Here's a picture of my old one (http://www.unicycling.com/garage/piles.htm#mytoys). I don't know if I have any pictures of my current one, which is a 20" Miyata with BMX handlebars.

unisk8r
2007-06-28, 08:59 PM
Folks, this may be a dumb q to some of you, but indulge me:

Would it make any sense to make the pictured uni with BC foot plates, and have the bars and foot supports fixed together as usual within the frame system, but locate the wheel's axle slightly above the foot pegs? Thereby allowing a bit of handle and footplate interplay/leverage?

I only asked, because a regular BC is, well, tough to ride. If you were to put a handlebar onto a BC with lowered foot plates, it would seem to give an element of control to an otherwise unwieldy BC wheel. Call it a BC Trainer if you like, kinda like the youtube movie, but with BC foot plates instead of axle pegs.

feel the light
2007-06-30, 06:56 PM
A video of that catching big air would be popular IMHO. That's what uni lacks as far as mass appeal goes. We are to slow to really fly. But I want to see someone else ride it !:eek:

hungry4uni
2007-12-21, 11:38 PM
what are the handlebars for?

captainkrunk61
2007-12-22, 05:09 PM
hands?....maybe.