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Old 2017-11-03, 05:40 PM   #46
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This is exactly why we direct the heavier riders to bigger tyres. It is not unusual for us to suggest that the Club trials or Club Muni for learning on. We do point out that this is NOT for jumping (but what learner unicycle is!) and that it is just for learning to ride on. It works great.

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Roger, earlier this year I was flattening the tire on a 19" Trials Uni, that is the one that I blew the tire off the rim with. I was lucky that the local shop had a spare QUAX compatible 20" wheel set which was easy to get a good high psi tire onto. I went with a trials uni because I thought that it would be tough enough, was not expecting the tire not to be up to the task.

Anyhow, I have dropped a lot of weight since, and now a 19" trials tire holds me up just fine. Looking forward to continue to get leaner as I progress.
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Old 2017-11-05, 09:57 PM   #47
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One of the reasons I was planning to buy one more uni every year is I expect there to be wear and tear on them as they age, and that newer better parts will be available in the future. Eventually I expect to have one Trials uni plus a at least a couple of other sizes in the stable. Good to have a back ups in case one breaks or gets stolen. Small wheeled Unis are supposed to be stronger than large wheels, after a couple of years of unicycling I expect to be much leaner and lighter, which will be easier on a 36", and I suspect it will be easier to mount with a lighter body.
I don't think many on this forum are suggesting you shouldn't buy one uni a year, we are just saying you don't need to buy them in size increments because of a learning curve.

I have bought about 4 a year since I started but I bought them in order of what I wanted to ride the most not in an order of size
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Old 2017-11-06, 04:18 AM   #48
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I will probably skip the 26" size as well as they are being phased out due to deliberately planned obsolescence so companies can sell more hardware and force upgrades. (I expect there to be future hyped up BS return to 26" or some other new size in the quest for more money.)
Just like Coca-Cola did in the 80's!

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2. Once you can ride the length of a block and freemount, work out what sort of riding you want to do, obtain an appropriate unicycle, and start using it.
All good advice, but for #2 I would not give it up too soon. The time to buy the upgraded uni is after you've stopped bashing the original one to the ground so much, or just before you start using it for things it's not good at, like lots of hopping.
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Old 2017-11-06, 04:41 AM   #49
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What? I didn't post that comment, that was Up_Rite! It does sound vaguely like something I might say, but I didn't say it.
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Old 2017-11-21, 05:43 PM   #50
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This makes me wonder how well a wheel with a non internal disk hub like the Kris Holm would hold up in comparison. I don't know if I will ever get to this level, but nice to know how well things stand up in comparison.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB6VznKhK1Y

The rim on this uni is not drilled and seemed to hold up ok. Would it have failed if it was drilled?
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Old 2017-11-26, 11:54 PM   #51
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My suspicions were correct. Drilled rim holes accumulate filthy crud, and make it a hassle to clean.

This is a really stupid feature, what are you supposed to do? Remove the effin wheel, tire and tube every time and go through it with a toothbrush just to keep it clean? No bloody way I want to put up with this ridiculous BS every time I want to clean it up properly.

The seat and cranks are awesome on this KH20, but I really hate these stupid holes in the rim. This is a deal breaker I will try to avoid in future purchases.
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Old 2017-11-27, 12:42 AM   #52
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That's funny, I've been riding a drilled rim for a year now and haven't seen a single thing stuck in those holes.

Are you falling off in mud and catching your uni and dragging it through the mud?

When you wash and want your muni to dry out you have to soak up the water that runs to the bottom of the rim but never mud or dirt. That's all over my back.

All I can say is... don't look at your pedals!
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Old 2017-11-27, 12:53 AM   #53
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You're supposed to wash your muni?
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Old 2017-11-27, 01:18 AM   #54
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you're supposed to wash your muni?
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Old 2017-11-27, 02:28 AM   #55
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Old 2017-11-27, 03:04 AM   #56
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Muddy fun! Zoom in and notice how full of crud the rabbit holes are?...nah! Actually, No crud at all...

I used to be anal like you, when I first recieved my Kh 29er. I was paranoid of water slushing in and not being able to escape.
Now I just ride, in every weather condition, mud or no mud. Mud is no big deal, I hit a muddy section, keep on riding, hit pudddles, ride through them, more mud flings off, hit gravel, even more comes off. When my 1 to 3 hr ride is over 80-95% of the mud has flung off. When I get back home I just spray the rest off with a hose and it's good for the next day's ride. Besides the really muddy rides, I hardly wash it off, but use a wet nap to wipe off frame, rim, hub and tire.

As far as the disc brake crashing and ripping into the calf flesh fear? That seems to be a one time freak accident incident. I have crashed/UPD over a thousand times on disc brakes, not one time was my calf in danger. But of course, that doesn't say it will never happen, because it did to one unfortunate rider. There's inherent dangers in simply riding itself, but I'll take the chances.

My advise, dont overthink. Buy what you need right now. Focus on multi terrain riding. Start small to achieve big. You dont need rabbit holes, you dont need disc brake right now. I might even suggest you call Josh at UDC, purchase a frame with a disc brake tab and all the necessary parts for a wheel build. Build your own wheel, it's an awesome experience!
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Old 2017-11-27, 05:09 PM   #57
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Start small to achieve big. You dont need rabbit holes, you dont need disc brake right now. I might even suggest you call Josh at UDC, purchase a frame with a disc brake tab and all the necessary parts for a wheel build. Build your own wheel, it's an awesome experience!
I used to build my own PC's instead of buying the off the shelf options. I ended up with better computers for less money. Then people started getting me to build custom set ups for them. Then I got a Mac, and had an operating system that actually operated. No longer needed stacks of books just to figure outhow to keep Windows working.

I have switched back to PC's since Apple's computers no longer just work, and every time they update their OS it's just gets worse and worse at a premium price. what used to be an awesome computer now just sucks. Steve Jobs must be rolling over in his grave, as his company botched his once excellent product.

The off the shelf options for Unicycles are good, but nothing seems to be exactly what I actually want from any of the vendors.

I suppose the closest thing to what I would want would be a KH without a brake, rim without holes, and a voluminous slick tire on it.

Awesome experiences are what unicycling is all about. So, if buying the parts and building a wheel is an awesome experience, as you say, perhaps I will do that. I think I saw a titanium ISIS hub somewhere to get things started...
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Old 2017-11-30, 01:16 PM   #58
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The off the shelf options for Unicycles are good, but nothing seems to be exactly what I actually want from any of the vendors.

I suppose the closest thing to what I would want would be a KH without a brake, rim without holes, and a voluminous slick tire on it.

Awesome experiences are what unicycling is all about. So, if buying the parts and building a wheel is an awesome experience, as you say, perhaps I will do that. I think I saw a titanium ISIS hub somewhere to get things started...
Building and configuring your own unicycle is fun, for sure, I've had multiple custom 19" unis, with my own paint jobs, etc. Really fun projects. But since time has recently become a lot more scarce, I only focus on parts that matter for riding. I build myself a "Hugo strut" similar to this: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...0&postcount=57
and a DIY brake extension piece, both are not pretty, and could be optimised, but they work, so I leave them.

What I am trying to get to is: If you have the time and money to spend on making your unicycle exactly the way you want, go ahead, it might be a fun experience. But it's definetely not necessary to become better or most importantly, and it usually is not "worth" the time you spend on it if you look at the progress you could have made in the same period of time. Riding a uni that is precisely the way you want it to be is definetely fun though.
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Old 2017-11-30, 07:35 PM   #59
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I just might have to rebuild the wheel on my KH20. I used the wrong end of the crank puller removing the cranks, and now cannot thread the bolts back in.

So if re threading this hub will not work, I may as well build another wheel with another rim without holes in it.

I think if you have at least 2 good unicycles, a project rebuilding or modifying one of them should not interfere with riging too much. I have one good one, and another one older with square taper cranks I find far less enjoyable to use than the KH. It feels flimsy in comparison.

I was going to hold off on acquiring another good one until I got better on the KH. I might get another good one for more satisfying practice sessions until the KH gets fixed.
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I just might have to rebuild the wheel on my KH20. I used the wrong end of the crank puller removing the cranks, and now cannot thread the bolts back in.

So if re threading this hub will not work, I may as well build another wheel with another rim without holes in it.

I think if you have at least 2 good unicycles, a project rebuilding or modifying one of them should not interfere with riging too much. I have one good one, and another one older with square taper cranks I find far less enjoyable to use than the KH. It feels flimsy in comparison.

I was going to hold off on acquiring another good one until I got better on the KH. I might get another good one for more satisfying practice sessions until the KH gets fixed.
I would try chasing the threads before panicking too much. Cheaper and easier than rebuilding the wheel or buying a new uni.
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