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Old 2002-01-25, 02:38 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am looking to get a decent 2nd uni (my first one is a Norco - piece of
crap). After much careful trials I have decided that the 20" is a bit too
small for my liking and the 24" a bit too big ...

so, where can I find a 22" wheel uni that won't cost the earth (or, could
I get a 24" uni and find a 22" wheel to put in it)? I am looking to spend
no more than say $300 US all told.

Or should I get a 20" and put a big stinkin' tire on it?

I've heard 22" unis exist but haven't seen any.

thanks for any info!

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Old 2002-01-25, 05:21 AM   #2
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They exist in sears and J.C. penny catalogues. Gor for the 24, you'll get used to it, and find that it will be a pretty fun uni too.
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Old 2002-01-25, 04:35 PM   #3
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Mark,

Believe me, you don't want to get a non-standard tire setup, the
unicycling world is already too
full of non-standard equipment that's really hard to find. If by "After
much careful trials..."
you meant unicycle trials, I'd suggest a 20" with a big tire.

Out of interest, are you the only unicyclist you know of at Uvic or are
there others around as
well?

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Old 2011-12-29, 04:12 AM   #4
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sorry to resurrect an old thread . . . . but in case any of yall are interested, we have got 22" wheel BMX bikes recently going. the time might be right for some custom 22" unicycles . . . .

http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/f61...-right-237841/
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Old 2011-12-29, 05:50 AM   #5
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we just need 22x47mm and 22x2.5" tires
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Old 2011-12-29, 06:15 AM   #6
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hmmm, I guess 22" is more needed to fill out the quiver than a 650b


*says the guy with a 32" wheel
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Old 2011-12-29, 09:57 PM   #7
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Are we talking 451mm?
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Old 2012-01-02, 03:19 AM   #8
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Are we talking 451mm?
No, the rims and tires I have, and have seen, are 456/457 bead seat diameter.

These are the 22 X 2.2 tires:


And here's a wheel I'm building right now:


Another shot of the Velocity rim. I have a stack of these in my living room, so if any of yall are interested, lemme know.

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Do you know the outside diameter of the wheel with that 2.2" tire?

I might be interested in one of those rims in the spring.


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Old 2012-01-03, 03:32 AM   #10
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See two spoke bike forum under unicycles for a discussion of 22 inch unicycles and tires posted 12/28/2011 but my two cents, why would anybody want a 22 inch odball unicycle.
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Old 2012-01-03, 03:58 AM   #11
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but my two cents, why would anybody want a 22 inch odball unicycle.

Why would anyone want a unicycle?
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Old 2012-01-09, 04:49 PM   #12
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Do you know the outside diameter of the wheel with that 2.2" tire?

I might be interested in one of those rims in the spring.


But really...
Should be close to 22", but I'll measure it to be more precise.
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Old 2012-01-09, 09:23 PM   #13
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See two spoke bike forum under unicycles for a discussion of 22 inch unicycles and tires posted 12/28/2011 but my two cents, why would anybody want a 22 inch odball unicycle.
it's simply a choice, an option.

i frankly think it's odd not to try it. the difference between a 20" and 24" wheel is pretty huge. it just makes sense that 22"s will work for some people.
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it's simply a choice, an option.

i frankly think it's odd not to try it. the difference between a 20" and 24" wheel is pretty huge. it just makes sense that 22"s will work for some people.
Huge in what sense? I got a 26er when I'd been able to ride my 20 for about 6 weeks, and yes it was a big step, but far from being an insurmountable one (I'm sure a 24 would have seemed fairly straightforward), and now nearly 2 months later I'm very happy on the 26. Can't think of any circumstance in which I'd choose to ride a 22 rather than either. If I had to pick just one size to own it would be a tough call, but if I was picking between 20, 22 and 26, the 22 wouldn't make the shortlist.

About the only people I can think who'll find a 22 a revelation are those too short to ride a 24. Otherwise it's an interesting novelty - I can see why people on these forums would want one, but it makes no practical sense (if we start from the perspective that any unicycle makes practical sense).
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Huge in what sense? I got a 26er when I'd been able to ride my 20 for about 6 weeks, and yes it was a big step, but far from being an insurmountable one (I'm sure a 24 would have seemed fairly straightforward), and now nearly 2 months later I'm very happy on the 26. Can't think of any circumstance in which I'd choose to ride a 22 rather than either. If I had to pick just one size to own it would be a tough call, but if I was picking between 20, 22 and 26, the 22 wouldn't make the shortlist.

About the only people I can think who'll find a 22 a revelation are those too short to ride a 24. Otherwise it's an interesting novelty - I can see why people on these forums would want one, but it makes no practical sense (if we start from the perspective that any unicycle makes practical sense).
i'm just saying that a 20" wheel feels a lot different from a 24" wheel. 4 inches diameter is a lot.

i'm not talking about "revelations" or genius inventions. it's simply a size option.
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