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Old 2007-08-19, 01:53 AM   #1
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-How Unicycling Could Be Fast And Furious-

They have those geared unicycles. the 20 inchers that go as fast as 36 inchers, but almost as light as 20 inchers. So you could get the speed of a 36 incher (30 mph or so at fastest) and take it off jumps, you could do amazing tricks like backflips and stuff with that much speed and power, it could be the future of unicycling one day.

what are your guys thoughts on this?
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this is one of those stupid threads, that "somehow" has a good reason to exist.
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Old 2007-08-19, 01:55 AM   #2
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They have those geared unicycles. the 20 inchers that go as fast as 36 inchers, but almost as light as 20 inchers. So you could get the speed of a 36 incher (30 mph or so at fastest) and take it off jumps, you could do amazing tricks like backflips and stuff with that much speed and power, it could be the future of unicycling one day.

what are your guys thoughts on this?
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this is one of those stupid threads, that "somehow" has a good reason to exist.

Sounds cool maybe one day. I am convinced though that somebody like Fabian (anybody with a high jump) could backflip I mean they get up close to 4ft...
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Old 2007-08-19, 02:17 AM   #3
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It's been discussed before. Kind of expensive, not many people will be willing to pay thousands of dollars for a geared hub and then take it off a 15 set. Hub failure on landing will really suck and repeated double digit sets will practically guarantee that.

edit: IMHO backflips (body and uni together) don't look that cool when I imagine it.

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Old 2007-08-19, 02:19 AM   #4
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I think he mew that we just need to make them stronger.
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Old 2007-08-19, 02:24 AM   #5
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30mph...o........k........

maybe down a massive hill with a geared freewheeling hub ?!?!?!
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Old 2007-08-19, 02:26 AM   #6
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So you could get the speed of a 36 incher (30 mph or so at fastest)
Ok...since when has anybody gone 30 mph on a 36er??
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Old 2007-08-19, 02:27 AM   #7
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If you gear a unicycle up too much, it becomes too hard to ride to be enjoyable. Right now 1.5:1 seems like the comfortable number for Schlumpf. I've tried a unicycle with a 3:1 gear ratio once. I could ride it but would never have attempted to ride it *fast,* let alone over a jump or even any decent sized bumps. It had a 20" wheel.
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was it internal gearing or a penguin?
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Old 2007-08-19, 02:49 AM   #9
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Foss's was a giraffe with different size sprockets on the bottom bracket and hub.
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yea, I don't think many people would take a penguin (what a geared-up low giraffe is called) off a ramp, or go for a speed record.
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Old 2007-08-19, 03:10 AM   #11
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Penguin? That was a brand of unicycles, which included a short giraffe. I've never heard it used as a name for a geared-up giraffe. When Tom Miller used to make them he called them Travellers.
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Old 2007-08-19, 08:16 AM   #12
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30mph...o........k........

maybe down a massive hill with a geared freewheeling hub ?!?!?!

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Ok...since when has anybody gone 30 mph on a 36er??

1) Perhaps.
2) Well me and Madison have cracked the 35km/h barrier.


So what's that in mp/h???
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Old 2007-08-19, 08:55 AM   #13
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Florian Schlumpf has one. Which means his 20" is only geared up about the same as a 29" gear, but still....it probably means you could get some real speed up before launching various moves.
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Old 2007-08-19, 10:37 AM   #14
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Well me and Madison have cracked the 35km/h barrier.


So what's that in mp/h???
35 km/h = 21.7479917 mph

Isn't google great?


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35 km/h = 21.7479917 mph

Isn't google great?


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