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bama
2006-08-30, 05:53 PM
I picked up a unicycle on freecycle, but it may be to small. It's a 16" wheel, and I would guess the seatpost needs to be about 12" longer to get it at hte optimum height. Is this going to severely limit my learning? Where can I get a seatpost or extender for this hunk o' junk?

bcwheelriderguyhehehehehe
2006-08-30, 06:59 PM
It definitly is small but if you can get a longer seat post it shouldn't really matter. If anything you might learn faster because of your lower center of gravity. Try not to hop or anythin though you should be fine. Good luck

bama
2006-08-31, 04:33 PM
I'm going to have to look for a taller seatpost, as trying to ride this tiny thing is a pain! I have no idea what brand it is, either, maybe I can find some kind of seatpost extender at Home Depot?

bama
2006-08-31, 06:29 PM
Here's a picture of me on the uni. My foot is all the way at the bottom of the pedal stroke. The seatpost is at its limit. Anyone know where I can find one that's longer?

http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/?g2_itemId=283201

http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/?g2_itemId=283198

Edit: Werid, the links aren't showing up. The pictures are in my gallery

Picture 2 (http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/?g2_itemId=283198)

Picture 1 (http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/?g2_itemId=283201)

rabbithunter018
2006-08-31, 08:23 PM
Just save up and buy a Torker LX. once you get better, your not going to be able to do a whole lot on that thing.

http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=634

bcwheelriderguyhehehehehe
2006-08-31, 08:31 PM
NO don't get the lx save up even more and get the torker Dx. Trust me I made the mistake of getting a lx and now the rim is tocoed one crank is bent one is broke the rim is covered in flat spots and the seat post is bent to shit. Please don't buy it.

burjzyntski
2006-08-31, 09:13 PM
NO don't get the lx save up even more and get the torker Dx. Trust me I made the mistake of getting a lx and now the rim is tocoed one crank is bent one is broke the rim is covered in flat spots and the seat post is bent to shit. Please don't buy it.

Sounds like you weren't very good about rolling out of your drops. That's the only excuse for having flat spots on a tacoed rim.

I don't know how you bent the seatpost with your 14 years of weight and strength, but it's a 25.4mm tube, which is standard and pretty strong.

I have a 20" LX and it's held up really well considering the abuse I've put it through. I've taken it off picnic tables (as an example of the highest I've dropped on it), done minor trials, and learned freestyle on it. It was only $98 (including s&h) on eBay, and I think it was worth every penny. It's definately a step up from the CX, which has a terrible seat and a weak rim.

The only think wrong with my LX is that the right crank comes loose after riding it for a while. Some Loc-Tite makes it better, though.

So I say, If you want a decent beginners unicycle, get the Torker LX. Once you figure out what style of riding you'll be doing, (either trials, freestyle, commuting, or MUni) get a unicycle that suits you better. You'll probably end up wanting a unicycle for everything.

rabbithunter018
2006-09-01, 01:10 AM
[QUOTE=burjzyntski]
The only think wrong with my LX is that the right crank comes loose after riding it for a while. Some Loc-Tite makes it better, though.
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mine too. I always thought it was because the right crank was bent, but I guess not. if you save up to get the DX, your going to be saving for a while. The LX is an affordable uni with quality. You can't do very big drops, though.

skrobo
2006-09-04, 02:56 PM
[QUOTE=burjzyntski]
The only think wrong with my LX is that the right crank comes loose after riding it for a while. Some Loc-Tite makes it better, though.
QUOTE]
mine too. I always thought it was because the right crank was bent, but I guess not. if you save up to get the DX, your going to be saving for a while. The LX is an affordable uni with quality. You can't do very big drops, though.
hammer it on reallly well...use a block of wood to protect it(optional)
then tighten it up like normal
no more loose crank