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Old 2012-11-26, 06:14 AM   #1
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Geared Unicycle Blog Post: three basic designs

I have a blog which mostly covers tech subjects but today, because I recently purchased Pete Perron's Red Menace, I did a blog post on geared unicycles. I realized that I am lucky to have in my position one of each of the three main categories of geared unicycles, so I wrote about them.

Anyway, the post is here:

http://randomascii.wordpress.com/201...red-unicycles/

Comments? Put them on the blog, or here.
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Old 2012-11-26, 09:48 AM   #2
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Very Interesting reading Bruce.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 2012-11-26, 02:44 PM   #3
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Very good write-up..thanks
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Old 2012-11-26, 03:05 PM   #4
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Well done.

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Old 2012-11-26, 04:12 PM   #5
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Has anybody tried Huni-Rex? It's a chain-drive variation -- separate chain drives on each side.

http://www.huni-rex.com/index.php/en...1&termek_id=14

I feel like I need one in order to complete my collection...
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Old 2012-11-26, 04:39 PM   #6
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Has anybody tried Huni-Rex? It's a chain-drive variation -- separate chain drives on each side.

http://www.huni-rex.com/index.php/en...1&termek_id=14

I feel like I need one in order to complete my collection...
Currently available on UDC. Recent thread. Kind of an inverted penguin. Thanks for your well-informed blog post!
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Old 2012-11-26, 04:52 PM   #7
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Has anybody tried Huni-Rex? It's a chain-drive variation -- separate chain drives on each side.

http://www.huni-rex.com/index.php/en...1&termek_id=14

I feel like I need one in order to complete my collection...
Yes... I have tried one....... its horrible!!!!!
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Old 2012-11-26, 05:27 PM   #8
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Has anybody tried Huni-Rex? It's a chain-drive variation -- separate chain drives on each side.

http://www.huni-rex.com/index.php/en...1&termek_id=14

I feel like I need one in order to complete my collection...
Holy pedal strike, Batman!
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Old 2012-11-27, 02:05 AM   #9
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Good golly, Bruce! You gotta share your toys.

Nice write-up, I'd love to try them sometime. The jetpack too.
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Old 2012-11-27, 07:18 AM   #10
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Nice job, the reference to Lance is may be old fashion now .....
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Old 2012-11-28, 07:47 PM   #11
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We had a huni-rex at club to try out. Takes a bt of getting use to, great on the flat and easy to ride fast, watch out for pedal strike on sharp corners, we had one of our riders leave some arm on the pavement. I have worked out it it would take a person with super leg muscles to ride it up a hill. Very differcult to get the chain tension exactly the same on both sides so the slop tends to be one one side and not the other, but you do get use to it.

enjoy picture of how to get Huni into other gear...WALK IT
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Old 2012-11-28, 08:01 PM   #12
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Close up of frame, very nice
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Old 2012-11-29, 11:35 AM   #13
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Thats me holding the Huni-Rex in the second of Pagee's photos. It was also my elbow that lost some skin from a huni-rex mishap. I'm going to try out shorter cranks than the current 125mm Ventures to try and reduce pedal strikes.

I think that the Huni-Rex could be mightily improved by inverting the jackshaft such that the pedals sit above, rather than below, the centre of the wheel, thereby eliminating pedal strike. Either that or make a 29" or 36" version.
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Old 2012-11-29, 12:41 PM   #14
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Thats me holding the Huni-Rex in the second of Pagee's photos. It was also my elbow that lost some skin from a huni-rex mishap. I'm going to try out shorter cranks than the current 125mm Ventures to try and reduce pedal strikes.

I think that the Huni-Rex could be mightily improved by inverting the jackshaft such that the pedals sit above, rather than below, the centre of the wheel, thereby eliminating pedal strike. Either that or make a 29" or 36" version.
Do you think that it would work well with the pedals in front of, or behind, the hub? That would solve the pedal strike issue, but avoid the extra height that would come from having them above (which would be less desirable in the event of UPDs)
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Yup, pedals in front, might even ride better, but with that existing design I would not ride at speed unless the course was very straight.

I can remember having some high speed pedal strikes on my BMX bike as a kid, they were not happy making
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