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Old 2019-11-05, 09:51 PM   #10801
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Or a Maxxis Grifter 29x2.50

http://shop.maxxis.co.uk/products/Cy...ingle-Compound
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Old 2019-11-05, 10:00 PM   #10802
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Vee Tire Co has some plus size 29er tires with more road friendly tread:

https://www.veetireco.com/listings/p...ze-speedster/#
Thanks, I looked at V tyres a year ago and they only had 29 x 2.8", now looks like there is a 3.00". That may work!
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Old 2019-11-06, 05:02 AM   #10803
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"I am playing around with seat angle on my fusion one recently and im finding i like the nose slightly higher also. It feels flat while sitting on it but i no longer gravitate towards the front of the saddle on longer rides without a handlenar"

As I've only had my 36er for several weeks, I'm tweaking the sweet spot too.
Though the seat angled up feels great for comfort the control felt weak in the handlebars.
So the last two rides I've tried with the seat levelled down one notch. Not as comfy initially but I think that may change in the long run.
The big change was how the handlebars felt. It felt like I had much more control.
Bunny hops and small jumps felt comfy like I was on my 29er.

We'll see how it goes. Not much 36" riding left as the snow is long overdue.
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Old 2019-11-06, 05:14 AM   #10804
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"I am playing around with seat angle on my fusion one recently and im finding i like the nose slightly higher also. It feels flat while sitting on it but i no longer gravitate towards the front of the saddle on longer rides without a handlenar"
Someone I follow on Strava (maybe on this forum?) has the Fusion 1 pointing up as high as possible and finds it very comfortable and has on all his unicycles.

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I tried, but could not get good control and found too much pressure just where I didn't want it. But I'm glad some people have found an answer to the biggest problem with unicycles!
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Old 2019-11-11, 03:24 AM   #10805
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You live in a great area for cruising around. Dutchyland quickly becomes boring. I just figured though: wouldn't it be easier if you had taken a unicycle with a road tire. Riding 58km is quite an accomplishment and such a mountainbike wheel does add more friction.
Also cool to see you didn't take a 36" for the trip, though as you say there were many climbs, which would be disadvantageous with a 36".
Issue I have riding in NL is the wind ... well riding in Friesland is windy.

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So picture a beautiful ride through winding, rain forest roads.
Respect Bruce. That is a big ride on a bike let alone a uni. Train back to Sydney I expect.
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Old 2019-11-11, 09:49 AM   #10806
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Respect Bruce. That is a big ride on a bike let alone a uni. Train back to Sydney I expect.
Thanks, had a lot of practice leading up and I only did the short course. Every year the same guy rides a penny farthing the whole 82km. With no brakes. That deserves respect!

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As do the two riders on 36" who did the 82km ride this year.

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Old 2019-11-13, 01:02 PM   #10807
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Someone caught me on instagram as I was crossing the road:



“Snøen er borte, men det er fortsatt helt Sirkus Merano i gatene.”

Translates to

“The snow has gone but it is still full Cirkus Merano in the streets”

[Edit] One of the comments though it might be Erlend. I guess there aren't many of us who commute on a uni in the winter in Oslo.

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Old 2019-11-13, 01:53 PM   #10808
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And now they are confusing me with UniMyra

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Old 2019-11-14, 09:45 AM   #10809
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And now they are confusing me with UniMyra

Yeah all those norwegians look the same :P
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Old 2019-11-29, 10:45 PM   #10810
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So today on my 233rd ride/2,293rd mile for the year I experienced one of the worst uni accidents I've had.

While doing a sharp turn at approximately 14-15mph I hit an unseen bump that caused a upd, and I ran a step or 2 and tripped on a curb. I'm just happy I didn't break anything (on both my uni or me).

But this road rash is actually worse than the 2 to 3 road bike accidents I've had and worse than the 3 minor motorcycle accidents.

I actually screamed while cleaning it in the shower after the ride.

I really wish it was filmed.
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Old 2019-11-30, 12:07 PM   #10811
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So today on my 233rd ride/2,293rd mile for the year I experienced one of the worst uni accidents I've had.

While doing a sharp turn at approximately 14-15mph I hit an unseen bump that caused a upd, and I ran a step or 2 and tripped on a curb. I'm just happy I didn't break anything (on both my uni or me).

But this road rash is actually worse than the 2 to 3 road bike accidents I've had and worse than the 3 minor motorcycle accidents.

I actually screamed while cleaning it in the shower after the ride.

I really wish it was filmed.
Super ouch
Happy it’s not any worse though
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Old 2019-12-01, 01:47 AM   #10812
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@DSchmitt, oh man that looks painful

I feel that road rash is inevitable for me and i do not look forward to that day.
My worst was recently also but running out of it was not an option. I landed on my butt so hard i had a minor concussion and dried blood in my nostrils the next morning. I made alien like noises for a few seconds when it happened lol! made me feel like a kid again when i would crash my bike on dirt jumps or fall out of a tree (or off the roof)
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Old 2019-12-01, 02:07 AM   #10813
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Thanks, there are very some nice places here, but maybe a few too many hills! I've seen photos from your country and it does not look at all boring to me, unicycle heaven. @Gockie would agree.

You are correct about the tyre. There is no road tyre available to fit the 55mm rim on the KH29. I would have needed another wheel set built and that's not worth the money. I use 117mm cranks on the 29", perhaps slightly short for these hills but good for the distance even with the drag of that tyre.

My KH36 is better suited for such a ride, but I do not yet have the skill and strength to ride those hills on a 36, or manoeuvre in the crowds. Maybe next year. I couple of people riding 36" did complete the ride, looks like using 150mm cranks which would have been tiring on the flat sections. Unicycles are such a compromise...
Brainwave.... you could have used my 29” wheel! I’ll assume it’s compatible. The tyre would have been better suited. Oh well.
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Old 2019-12-02, 03:26 AM   #10814
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The small lakes here are frozen with a skiff of snow on top.
Makes for a cool ride and a great place to practice riding with your eyes closed.

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Old 2019-12-02, 09:29 AM   #10815
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Couple days ago, today will ride again since weather is cool enough (not in cold way...)
29"x2.35" studded tire.
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