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Old 2018-09-18, 05:14 PM   #31
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Yes, my Pashley was officially called the "UMX" just as they officially called their 26 the "Muni". These days we'd call that "cultural appropriation" and start a Twitter storm.[/LIST]
They were selling the 20" Muni for about a year before they brought out the 26". Mike, yours is definitely the UMX version. There was quite a cross over with the 2 models.


We have Duncan Castling to thank for the name Muni. He worked with Pashley in persuading them to produce their Muni version.

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Old 2018-09-18, 05:21 PM   #32
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I found a scan of a photo from the '97 Muni Weekend, where Roger Davies is trying to help Brett tighten his crank bolts. He's weilding a hammer, and apparently has a non-metric socket that he's about to whack to get it to fit the crank nut. Or he's goofing around for the picture, as I realize it's my hammer and my toolbox off to the side. The cranks appear to be alloy, but I'm not sure if it came with those, or that Brett had swapped them out. his Muni also has a Miyata saddle on it. The rim looks more silver than chrome. And he has some nice, sharp rat trap pedals on it! We all did.


Here's that Muni Weekend 1997 phot. Brett Bymaster is wearing his "Bloodman" shirt, and Roger is wearing the Muni Weekend shirt, which I think was the first Mountain unicycling T-shirt ever made. At left is Roger's carbon fiber Muni, and you can see the seat and post of my jerry-rigged 26" Schwinn "Muni", with its Chinese knock-off red Miyata-ish saddle.
Love this picture, thank you John.

The early Pashley had steel Bicycle Euro cranks that were chromed... these had been changed and I was helping!

The rim was an aluminium single skin rim in natural colour.

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Old 2018-09-18, 05:22 PM   #33
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[*]1998(?): Unicyclesource.com (later Unicycle.com)
Actually... 1999 Unicyclesource.com went live!

We are 20 years old next year. :-)

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Old 2018-09-18, 11:06 PM   #34
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Hey Roger!

Any part you recall (may be somehing related to carbon fiver unicycles).

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Old 2018-09-19, 05:31 AM   #35
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Any part you recall (may be somehing related to carbon fiver unicycles).

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Ah, "carbon fiver" unicycles. Lightweight, strong, and cheap.
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Old 2018-09-19, 06:35 AM   #36
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Any part you recall (may be somehing related to carbon fiver unicycles).

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I do remember they were really fun events that John organised.

My Carbon unicycles were hand made by me and the one in the picture is a Mk4. I produced up to Mk5 including 2 carbon giraffes. There were 29 unicycles of them produced in the end from 20" (I still use my hockey unicycle) up to 26". The problem with them is that they were made for suzue hubs, so were too narrow and with 40mm bearings. So can not fit modern hubs... if they were I would still be riding mine every day.


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Old 2018-09-19, 11:03 AM   #37
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Kh/schlumpf?

Wasn't kh/schlumpf hub a game changer?

No one spoke about it, even those currently selling it... It's a long time I'm struggling between two ideas (buy a Schlumpf or electrify and add PAS to my huni-rex?) and a problem (to respect my wife's veto!)...
If no one speaks of Schlumpf I can delete it from my wishlist!
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Old 2018-09-19, 11:50 AM   #38
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Ah, "carbon fiver" unicycles. Lightweight, strong, and cheap.
Yes, the really tricky bit is carbonising the fiver.
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It's a long time I'm struggling between two ideas ...or electrify and add PAS to my huni-rex?

Power Assisted Steering on a Huni Rex?
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I think the single biggest technological innovation that altered the evolution of unicycle engineering was the addition of the front wheel that everyone seems to have lost.
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Wasn't kh/schlumpf hub a game changer?
I mentioned Schlumpf earlier, but there's some truth to that change. I think they didn't really take off until they were made in that more durable format. I may be wrong; the numbers may have increased on an even curve, but I was much more willing to drop a bunch of money for one that wouldn't break so easily. And then it broke anyway, during my century ride, but it was repaired (replaced) gratis. That's one hell of a warranty!
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I think the single biggest technological innovation that altered the evolution of unicycle engineering was the addition of the front wheel that everyone seems to have lost.
Oh, you mean that other wheel? Where is that thing anyway?
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