Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2008-12-10, 03:54 AM   #1
siafirede
Flex Your Head
 
siafirede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 34
Posts: 2,291
My new KH/Schlumpf 36!!!

After 5 months of waiting for my hub to return since sending it in the for the recall, I got it in the mail yesterday and immediately dropped it off at the bike shop to be built. I picked it up today and followed Florian's instructions of injecting 1 siringe of his oil into the slot screw and then tightened everything up and started to ride (at night, in the cold rain).

So...was it worth the 5 month wait? Absolutely.

This thing is amazing. I rode Chuck's at RTL but it has been so long since Nova Scotia and I forgot how truely amazing it is to ride a geared 36. My setup is not ideal yet since I am running a heavy coker tube, but it still doesn't feel that heavy.

First thoughts: Geared 36ers are easier to ride than geared 29ers. I don't know if it has to do with the wheel momentum or the fact that I am using 150mm cranks instead of the 125s I was using on the geared 29, but riding in high gear is very easy.

I did not put the buttons on yet because I know that it takes a while for the cranks to settle and I have been tightening them every few minutes. It will take a few more rounds of riding/tightening before they are on good. Hopefully tomorrow or thursday I can put the buttons on and try shifting.

My set up is:
KH 36" frame
Nightrider rim (white)
150/125 dual drilled Moments
CF KH seat base with Fusion Freeride foam and GB4 handles
Some cut bar ends on a KH rail adapter to mount my brake
Snafu pedals (only because my MG1s were making a lot of noise..I will replace the Snafus with MG1s when I get new ones in the mail)
Nightrider Tire with Coker tube (hopefully trying out a 29er tube at some point)

Pics to come soon and a better review to come as well. Stay tuned.
__________________
-James
siafirede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 10:31 AM   #2
chuckaeronut
Lover of Geared 36ers!
 
chuckaeronut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 31
Posts: 323
Send a message via AIM to chuckaeronut
Hell yeah, James!! Bout time you got that hub back!

Now you just need to ride it out to California...

As for the cranks, yeah, just keep yanking them down. Eventually they'll stay that way. Even still, though, I never ever ride without my little Schlumpf button holder-inner-the-righter-placer plate that you need in order to hold the buttons still to get the set screws inside loose and tight. Last time mine went loose on me was early July... before that, early June, before that, late April, and before that, they were pretty much coming loose every ride or two all the way back until I first built it up.

Enjoy the crap out of it!!
__________________
Uni to work to eat to live to uni to work to...!
chuckaeronut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 12:18 PM   #3
semach.the.monkey
RTL #1 - Team Goonies
 
semach.the.monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 1,389
Hey, James, welcome back to the guni club!

Quote:
Originally Posted by siafirede View Post
Geared 36ers are easier to ride than geared 29ers. .
Maybe that's why us real men ride 29s

STM
semach.the.monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 04:20 PM   #4
corbin
Treehouse Muni Rider
 
corbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Age: 40
Posts: 1,378
Send a message via AIM to corbin
Yeah James, sweet!

I got my hubs last night...I'm hoping to get the wheels built up soon. I'll be back to guni 36'ing and guni 24'ing (for both me and louise!)
corbin
__________________
http://www.corbinstreehouse.com
maestro8 fan club
Justin LE fan club
corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 05:07 PM   #5
asthian
Ian
 
asthian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax NS Canada
Posts: 174
Good stuff, James!
I'm so jealous.
Have fun with your crazy cool new setup
__________________
There's always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby, it's a deal.
asthian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 07:08 PM   #6
munirocks
GUnirocks
 
munirocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Posts: 1,872
@siafirede:

So did you mount it in high gear right away? Isn't that really difficult? Are the GB4 handles being made again or did you get them used or when they were still in production? I'm looking for something to replace my broken T7 with.
__________________
µ-knee
munirocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 07:15 PM   #7
siafirede
Flex Your Head
 
siafirede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 34
Posts: 2,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by munirocks View Post
@siafirede:

So did you mount it in high gear right away? Isn't that really difficult? Are the GB4 handles being made again or did you get them used or when they were still in production? I'm looking for something to replace my broken T7 with.
Yeah, I have just been mounting it in high gear. It isn't all that difficult, it depends on your abilities. Some find it really difficult, some find it easy, it is all in the mounting technique. I always have always used a static mount and it works well with the geared 36 (for me)...although I guess a rolling one would be better, but I have never used rolling mounts.

GB4s are unfortunately not being made anymore. I have had my GB4 for quite a long time now. There was a thread that someone made about their custom aluminum GB4-like handle they made that looked very awesome. You could make something similar to the GB4 by following that and by having someone weld the parts.
__________________
-James
siafirede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 07:45 PM   #8
munirocks
GUnirocks
 
munirocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Posts: 1,872
Ah, okay thanks! I think I will try the old bike frame trick with what is left of my T7 first and see how that goes.
__________________
µ-knee
munirocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 07:56 PM   #9
ntappin
Ask me about the Ottawa unicyclists
 
ntappin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 4,020
Send a message via MSN to ntappin
Quote:
Originally Posted by corbin View Post
Yeah James, sweet!

I got my hubs last night...I'm hoping to get the wheels built up soon. I'll be back to guni 36'ing and guni 24'ing (for both me and louise!)
corbin
Wo, so you have three now?!?
ntappin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 08:21 PM   #10
corbin
Treehouse Muni Rider
 
corbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Age: 40
Posts: 1,378
Send a message via AIM to corbin
Quote:
Originally Posted by ntappin View Post
Wo, so you have three now?!?
Yeah

Technically, one of the G-KH24s is for Louise.

-corbin
__________________
http://www.corbinstreehouse.com
maestro8 fan club
Justin LE fan club
corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 08:35 PM   #11
ntappin
Ask me about the Ottawa unicyclists
 
ntappin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 4,020
Send a message via MSN to ntappin
Quote:
Originally Posted by corbin View Post
Yeah

Technically, one of the G-KH24s is for Louise.

-corbin
Still, that is pretty awesome.

Do you think you will be going to NZ for unicon?
ntappin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 08:47 PM   #12
Klaas Bil
Sir Prince of Newsgroupia
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ede, Netherlands
Age: 65
Posts: 5,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by corbin View Post
Yeah
You might be the first comsumer (household, technically) worldwide that has three Schlumpfs.
Klaas Bil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 09:26 PM   #13
nathan
BIG rides: 24"/36" on/off road
 
nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Gatos, California
Posts: 1,523
James, you're so right. Geared on a 36" is the way to go. I love them. We are a little behind Corbin and Louise in that our Munis are still single-speed (have to fix that soon), but we are loving the dual 36ers. I set another speed record yesterday riding to work.

---Nathan
Attached Images
 

Last edited by nathan; 2008-12-10 at 09:27 PM. Reason: Oops forgot to attach the photo.
nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 09:33 PM   #14
corbin
Treehouse Muni Rider
 
corbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Age: 40
Posts: 1,378
Send a message via AIM to corbin
Quote:
Originally Posted by ntappin View Post
Still, that is pretty awesome.

Do you think you will be going to NZ for unicon?
Unfortunately, the Africa trip will probably consume all my finances and vacation time. I'd love to go, but I don't think I'll be able to afford it or get the time off. If I can swing it (some how), I will make it happen. I've always wanted to visit NZ.

corbin
__________________
http://www.corbinstreehouse.com
maestro8 fan club
Justin LE fan club
corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-10, 11:04 PM   #15
rolandisimo
Unicyclist
 
rolandisimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 409
Cool!
I'm on the road this week but have all the parts waiting for me at home to build my 36guni. Can't wait!
ro
rolandisimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kh or schlumpf


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holy crap. I broke my KH/Schlumpf Hub. chuckaeronut General Unicycling Discussions 41 2008-05-13 09:36 AM
KH Schlumpf Muni Hub + Nimbus 36" frame corbin General Unicycling Discussions 25 2008-04-01 08:02 PM
My new KH/Schlumpf geared 29er!! siafirede General Unicycling Discussions 71 2008-03-14 02:21 AM
first real ride on my kh/schlumpf 24" turtle General Unicycling Discussions 8 2008-03-05 07:13 AM
My new Schlumpf Tigger General Unicycling Discussions 12 2007-02-20 09:00 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.66015 seconds with 11 queries