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Old 2007-12-04, 12:03 AM   #16
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When I was first getting into unicycling I would ride my 20" about 2km to University (and back) for the first month or so i would feel really rubber legged but have a real sense of accomplishment.

I would make it a goal to ride the whole way and not dismount (or UPD) and I think it took me a few weeks before I made it the whole way without putting a foot down.

I could now ride 2km on a 20 no problem so I guess distances get shorter as you gain experience and saddle time.

1 mile rides sound just about right to me for getting used to being on the one wheeled beast.

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Old 2007-12-04, 01:12 AM   #17
this box is to short
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i wuld recomend this


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Old 2007-12-04, 06:46 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by newbiemaster
also i was wondering how far is to far on a 20" uni, i would probably ride downtown which is probably like 1/2 or 1 mile, is that like really tiring or just right?
I'd say that that is pretty good, when I first got my unicycle, I rode to my old school which is a little less than a mile away. And then back. It would take me about 30-35 minutes at first.
So, yeah, go for it.
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Old 2007-12-05, 03:15 AM   #19
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I just bought a Torker LX 26", I'm somewhat of a beginner but I used to ride when I was in middle school. It's great so far, I just rode around at the elementary school across the street and suprisingly it didn't seem like I missed a beat.

Like the others said, you will have to cut the seat post. I'm 6'4" and I still cut mine down about 3".
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Old 2007-12-06, 03:10 AM   #20
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alrighty so about 3" thanks , how do you like the unicycle so far?
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Old 2007-12-06, 04:09 AM   #21
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The LX is a great learner. Be cautious of doing lots of drops, @ 100 lbs it'll probably be fine up to a couple of feet.

Like any learner, w/ lots of drops, you may break the cranks, or the hub. If you do replace w/ those.

To make sure it lasts a long time, avoid stuff that's hard on the uni, esp drops. Save your $ for something really nice w/ a splined hub, so it can take a big beating.

Originally Posted by brendon557

You can make your own kangaroo by taking one crank off, rotating it 180 degrees and putting it back on.
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