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Old 2013-02-06, 02:20 AM   #1
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36er for a short guy, possible?

I am 5ft 6in with a 30in inseam. I am wondering if mounting is going to be big problem. Riding a 26in muni now, but this forum has me thinking about road riding and the few longer road rides I have done have been fun.
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Old 2013-02-06, 03:01 AM   #2
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From looking around this forum and Unicycle.com, I would say that you probably can if you want to.
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Old 2013-02-06, 06:47 AM   #3
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The Search function does work.......... maybe give it a go.
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Old 2013-02-06, 09:18 AM   #4
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That's my height, but I have short legs even for my height.

I mount fine, but don't have any adjustment with overstuffed seats.

Heaps of room with a NNC Flatfish saddle though
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Old 2013-02-06, 03:51 PM   #5
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I just got a 36, it is great. I'm 5'8", my inseam is a little taller than your's though. With a KH adjustable post and freeride saddle there is no extra room, as Ben said, a non adjustable solid post helps an inch or so, any of the flatter saddles will also help. Frames can also be re-cut if needed.
I highly recommend a 36, it is a lot of fun, you can actually go places w/o joggers and kids on bikes passing you. I can't wait for the first time I get to pass a bike.
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Old 2013-02-06, 03:54 PM   #6
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You can make it work, shorter cranks, flatter seat, fixed seat post, worst case scenario a frame shortening.

I love my 36er, it is a very unique ride, possibly the most interesting style of unicycling.
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Old 2013-02-06, 06:24 PM   #7
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I'm also 5'6", and I have no problems. Shorter people can ride cokers no problem too. I cut about 1" off KH36 frames to make them a little lower too.

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Old 2013-02-06, 10:17 PM   #8
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9 year old girl on a 36" using 90mm cranks....
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Old 2013-02-06, 10:33 PM   #9
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I'm 5'5" with a 30" inseam. I have a KH36 and a Coker. I only cut the frame to use 165 cranks. I do not like the 165 cranks, so I'm back to 125/150. I did not need to cut the frame for 150s. You should be fine. I can't imagine riding with 90mm cranks. That girl is impressive.

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Old 2013-02-06, 10:42 PM   #10
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Steve is 5' 4". We didn't have to cut the Titan with 125s. We would need to cut it to run 150s. There is the frame to do so. I believe his center of crank to top of seat measurement is 25.5in, but I can't remember if that was with the 125s or 150s.
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Old 2013-02-06, 10:51 PM   #11
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9 year old girl on a 36" using 90mm cranks....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeQpThXZo9I
How does she dismount?!
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How does she dismount?!
And mount.
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Old 2013-02-07, 02:01 AM   #13
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The Search function does work.......... maybe give it a go.
The search function is a good source for imformation no doubt, if that is all that you want. If you want fresh ideas or the the opportunity talk to members about problems/experiences, then a new thread is the way to go?
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Old 2013-02-07, 02:17 AM   #14
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My brother has expressed interest in buying my 26" muni, that has me thinking about a 29 and a 36. Having a muni and a uni seems to be the perfect way to go. I will get the 29 muni first because single track; whether by foot, mtn bike, or muni is my passion, but every video I watch of the 36's on the road gets me fired up for one.
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Old 2013-02-07, 09:27 PM   #15
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That is amazing

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9 year old girl on a 36" using 90mm cranks....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeQpThXZo9I

Next thing... she'll doing tutorials on freemounting the 36.
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