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Old 2017-12-31, 12:27 AM   #16
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I have a pair of paintball sliding shorts I wear any time I muni. Baseball sliding shorts are easier to find but those made for paintball seem longer. When I lived in Seattle is was common to slide off raised skinnies because they are usually wet. Sliding off a skinny, down your leg, and over your hip bone hurts!
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Old 2018-01-04, 01:42 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone for all the great tips! I'm using bubble wrap for now until I can find something more practical. It does make my butt look big, but at least it is protecting my hips.
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Old 2018-01-04, 08:16 AM   #18
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I thought I remember seeing somebody create their own studded unicycle tire; would it be possible to create one for a 36" tire?

Maybe you could drive nails or studs through the backside of the tire, having them poke out just enough to get some grip, but not enough to adversely affect the ride on pavement. Then you would need some way to ensure the studs did not back out.
You're right, it could be in the "product review" part of this forum.

Bit of google got me good info:
https://www.icebike.org/the-ultimate...studded-tires/
It has a "do it yourself" part at the bottom of the page.
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Old 2018-01-04, 12:22 PM   #19
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I thought I remember seeing somebody create their own studded unicycle tire; would it be possible to create one for a 36" tire?
A norwegian company has developed a sort of studded bicycle tyre that you put on top of your "summer"-tyre. I am hoping to get this fitted to my 36'er in the near future.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120702
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Old 2018-01-04, 10:01 PM   #20
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A norwegian company has developed a sort of studded bicycle tyre that you put on top of your "summer"-tyre. I am hoping to get this fitted to my 36'er in the near future.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120702
That's an ingenious idea with the zipper.
Yours and pierrox posts gave me another idea -- take a piece of used bike tubing, possibly a heavy-duty DH tube, and cut it into a long strip. Poke studs through the tubing at key points, or attach tractionable material on the outside of the tube again at key points, and wrap it spiral-wise around the circumference of the rim, threading it through the spokes. Of course this would not work with some brakes.
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Old 2018-01-05, 04:28 AM   #21
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I use before mentioned Fox Titan pants, these are very comfy and provide very good security. Go for a pair!
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Old 2018-01-05, 11:28 AM   #22
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Those Fox Titans look like something I need when learning to ride the freewheel uni. I made quite the fall backwards last weekend. Everything still hurts.
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Old 2018-01-06, 10:53 AM   #23
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That's an ingenious idea with the zipper.
Yours and pierrox posts gave me another idea -- take a piece of used bike tubing, possibly a heavy-duty DH tube, and cut it into a long strip. Poke studs through the tubing at key points, or attach tractionable material on the outside of the tube again at key points, and wrap it spiral-wise around the circumference of the rim, threading it through the spokes. Of course this would not work with some brakes.
Or maybe you should just but a set of these:

ZIP-ties sold as "Snow Chains for Bicycles". They're on sale too!

https://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicyc...-la-vida-loca/
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Old 2018-01-09, 09:57 PM   #24
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Or maybe you should just but a set of these:

ZIP-ties sold as "Snow Chains for Bicycles". They're on sale too!

https://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicyc...-la-vida-loca/
surely you wouldn';t pay so much for that. When seeing the picture you can easily do that yourself with some iron wiring. Those plastic ones prolly are too short for municycle tires anyways.
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Old 2018-01-10, 09:18 AM   #25
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My dad told me that in the 60's they would use bicycle chains to make snow/ice tires for their Vespa scooters. They would take a chain, shorten it to the size of the outer diameter of the wheel, deflate the tire, put the chain onto it and inflate it back up. They would put two or three chains around each tire.
That was an era long before our "safe" world for sure...
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Old 2018-01-14, 12:15 AM   #26
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I have not been happy with solutions I have found so far to cover my humungous gluteus maximus.

George Peck of Rough Terrain Unicycling fame tells us how he rigged something up to cover his ass and stay safe when falling:

https://vimeo.com/25585502
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