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Old 2011-07-11, 08:35 PM   #1
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Lightbulb has anyone thought of making a uni with a car tire?

I'm just wondering. it wouldn't have to be very legit, or even legit at all. just rideable. I was thinking of trying to find an old busted or decrepit unicycle to harvest the cranks, hub, frame and seat from, expand the frame with some bar and a welder (which I unfortunately do not have but I'm sure I could find a friend with one), expand the hub with some stock rod and more welding (or some type of sleeve to connect the parts), and find some crazy way to mount a car tire onto it. I'm thinking if I can make one that's pretty temporary, it would be easy to use a car's spare and still be able to put it back.
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Old 2011-07-11, 08:41 PM   #2
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There's an old picture floating around somewhere on the forum of a guy riding what looks like a F1 tyre.

Can't find it at the moment though.
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Old 2011-07-11, 09:00 PM   #3
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another dood made one with a motorcycle wheel/tire as well. looked pretty awesome, id love to ride it.
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Old 2011-07-11, 10:52 PM   #4
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I was thinking about potentially getting one of those oxygen/map gas welding kits to do the welding stuff. I need a bit more money, but once I get going with my job again (it's gig-based, so I need to find ones to sign on to) I can see if I can work something together. my friend also has a unicycle that's broken (stripped cranks, I think he said), so I might see if he'll let me have that to harvest the hub and bearings (if I need to weld the cranks on or weld the pedals on, that's fine; it's not like it's a really legit build or anything. but if I can, I'm going to try to keep it as legitimate of a build as possible.)
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Old 2011-07-11, 11:00 PM   #5
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I wanted to make on also just no time or welder
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Old 2011-07-12, 01:30 AM   #6
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Waaaaaaaaaaaay too heavy
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Old 2011-07-12, 01:30 AM   #7
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so still fun
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Old 2011-07-12, 01:48 AM   #8
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There was one for sale in the Boston area on craigslist, it is probably still available it looked ridiculous
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Old 2011-07-12, 01:57 AM   #9
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how much? couldn't find
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Old 2011-07-12, 07:08 AM   #11
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Old 2011-07-12, 03:50 PM   #12
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that would be so cool in a parade
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Old 2011-07-12, 05:07 PM   #13
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Old 2011-07-12, 08:57 PM   #14
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if I get it done I'll post pictures. as for the weight issue, it's more of a novelty thing. I don't really even care if I can't get over obstacles as long as I can ride it places. I also don't think it would be difficult to turn if you found the right tire; I think you could find a rounded enough tire that you could turn. and hey, even if it doesn't work out it should be a learning experience.
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And another pic of the same uni:

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