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this end up
2005-03-17, 07:11 PM
any one know where i can get a 8 foot giraffe or at least a decent pic? :confused:

this end up
2005-03-18, 01:11 PM
anyone have any pics of any unicycles taller than 5 ft. and smaller than 12 ft.

2005-03-19, 08:41 PM
doesnt look like it, but if you want i could photoshop an normal unicycle for you, but then you would need really long legs, or stilts

this end up
2005-03-21, 06:43 PM
Actualy i was looking to build my own and i was looking for good desighns

2005-03-23, 01:54 AM
Look at the giraffe section on John Foss's garage page.

(This should probably be in RSU. Your post isn't a product review)

2005-04-30, 10:28 PM
Tom Miller at The Unicycle Factory makes 8 footers. A friend of mine has one. Check out his web site:

Tom is a really nice guy. If you have any questions about building your own, you might call him up and ask for advice.

I think DM makes or used to make a giraffe that was 5 foot, but you could add a 3 foot extension to it to make it an 8 footer.
Anyway, when I last checked the DM web page, they had a "Closing Down!" sign, so I wonder if DM is going out of business:


2005-05-01, 02:43 AM
A little while ago I think Jess Reigel had a thread about his new 8ft giraffe that someone made him out of a childs bike. The fork was pink from the bike and it looked really cool. I can't find the thread.


2005-05-01, 01:54 PM
Here it is!


this end up
2005-05-15, 07:15 PM
cool:) i think i used the same bike to build a mini giraffe but the only parts used were the pedals, sprockets and chain.

p.s. i didn't weld it.

this end up
2005-05-15, 07:21 PM
cool:) i think i used the same bike to build a mini giraffe but the only parts used were the pedals, sprockets and chain.

this end up
2005-05-15, 07:23 PM
and me riding it.

2005-05-15, 08:03 PM
That is totally awesome! Its so awesome it might deserve a whole new thread... Can you post a bigger pic of it please? How hard was it to make? I want one.


this end up
2005-05-21, 05:40 PM
it wasn't that hard to make. you just need a little girls bike (that you can get for a dollar at any thrift shop), a lawn mower wheel(make sure the tire is solid rubber and not hollow), a chain tool, 2 chain tensioners, and an industrial strength large caster fork(avalable at any farm and fleet). or just buy a mini giraffe off of unicycle.com. but youl save about $170 building it your self. you will need a grind wheel, a welder, and a hack saw.

p.s. i didn't weld it.