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Old 2014-09-18, 04:30 AM   #46
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How many unicycles does a unicycle "collector" such as yourself actually have?
I'm not a collector. I'm just bad at throwing things away.

Having offered that, I wouldn't call it a collection, per-se, if you ride them all. Like MuniAddict with his "family portrait" of 11-or-so unicycles, I think he mostly rides all of them, except maybe the really old one. While it is a collection, it is mostly his functional wheels.

Many of the unicycles I have, like the Loyd, just hang there. I've never ridden it. My crotch praises me for that (I've ridden other antique unicycles with leather road bike seats, so I know what I'm talking about). I have a little pink Japanese 20" that has a built-in kickstand. Though I have used it in shows, just to show that a unicycle with a kickstand actually is "a thing". But it still has the Japanese-style Woods valve on the innertube, and I don't have a pump for it.
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So your saying that you wouldn't consider paying $100 for it if you didn't already have one? I will have to defer to you on this one because, as you say, there aren't too many true collectors of unicycle history out there.
I think it would depend more on my mood. Because I do have one, I might value it less than someone who doesn't.
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...just because a uni is old doesn't make it worthless.
Absolutely. That one represents a lot of history for unicycling in North America, at least. Without Loyd there would not have been the Schwinn as we know it. And those Schwinns were what just about everybody was riding at the early American unicycle meets.
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Here's an OK unicycle for an OK price, but the write-up is priceless.
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4650898223.html
Awesome writing! I highly recommend clicking on that link. I especially liked this part: "Take it from me, a random guy on craigslist....this thing is LEGIT!" The author also toys with the well-known "chick magnet" theory, but as a sales device.
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Not sure if this means much, but old rusty bicycles seem to be popular "wall hangers" these days.
I saw something in a magazine a long time ago, where someone took a junky old bike, painted it all white, tires and all, and hung it on a white wall. And it looked really good! I consider this a great use for any department store unicycle from the 70s, or most of the examples shown in this thread.
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seriously, $90 for something that needs a new rim to start with? also what sort of bearing housing is that, doesn't look like any of the lollipops i've seen before.
Something very bad happened to that wheel. That uni clearly got ridden once upon a time, by somebody that could have used a Trials uni. Bearing housing? I think it's either a Matthews or a Penguin, originally. Bill Matthews made unicycles in CA in the 70s and 80s. Mostly I would see their 6' giraffes. Penguin, a company I basically don't know anything about, originated the 4' giraffes that are now used as a generic term for low giraffes. They also made "regular" unicycles that looked like that one. In the 1970s.
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Old 2014-09-18, 03:31 PM   #47
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Not laughable, but coincidental -- there is a Bill Matthews giraffe on Seattle CL

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/4673627687.html
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Old 2014-10-05, 02:25 PM   #48
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Priced to move, with classic Wonderbread saddle. (Everything "works".)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/4699955959.html
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Old 2014-10-05, 07:47 PM   #49
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Priced to move, with classic Wonderbread saddle. (Everything "works".)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/4699955959.html
Oh, that really is a doozy. Zooming up the second photo is a treat.
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Old 2014-10-16, 04:55 AM   #50
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Fairly priced, but maybe he would take $3 for the pair?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4703765250.html
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Old 2014-10-16, 09:32 AM   #51
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Fairly priced, but maybe he would take $3 for the pair?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4703765250.html
Just need painting?!!

This guy should be paying for them to be taken away....
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Old 2014-10-16, 05:44 PM   #52
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Only $300 down from $400, probably still got 1960's air in tyre

1960's VINTAGE UNICYCLE by STURDEE MADE IN JAPAN "RESTORATION PROJECT"


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1960s-VIN...d=714721520330
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Old 2014-10-16, 08:54 PM   #53
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Fairly priced, but maybe he would take $3 for the pair?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4703765250.html
Lolz, just say free dude.
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Old 2014-10-18, 07:24 PM   #54
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Don't know about laughable, but was interesting to see one of these sell on our local on-line auction site

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=794422151
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Old 2014-10-18, 08:21 PM   #55
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Only $300 down from $400, probably still got 1960's air in tyre

1960's VINTAGE UNICYCLE by STURDEE MADE IN JAPAN "RESTORATION PROJECT"


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1960s-VIN...d=714721520330
Never mind $400, the saddle alone is priceless!
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Old 2014-10-20, 01:53 PM   #56
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Only $300 down from $400, probably still got 1960's air in tyre

1960's VINTAGE UNICYCLE by STURDEE MADE IN JAPAN "RESTORATION PROJECT"


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1960s-VIN...d=714721520330
I found its long lost cousin, and for only $30.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...cycle&ad_cid=4

As a bonus, it comes with only 1 crank so it's light and easier to do freestyle tricks on without that other pesky crank getting in the way.
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Old 2014-10-20, 07:45 PM   #57
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WOW, that saddle even trumps the last one-- thanks for sharing!

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Old 2014-10-27, 05:31 AM   #58
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Kris Holm Unicycle on ebay. Really?
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Old 2014-10-27, 06:06 AM   #59
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To be fair, they didn't say the one for sale was a Kris Holm. They just mentioned that you *could* but a new KH for $675. That's kinda like running an ad for a Fiat and mentioning that a new Farrari costs $100K. Look at the 'bargain' you are getting in comparison.
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Old 2014-10-29, 01:51 AM   #60
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Kris Holm Unicycle on ebay. Really?
It's a Semcycle! With mods to the cranks and tire, and possibly spokes.
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