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Old 2017-10-26, 10:57 AM   #16
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My 27.5" might become "the snake" because it always leaves a twisty trail.
I don't want to blame the rider.
don't all unis leave a twisty trail? Mine do.
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Old 2017-10-26, 02:38 PM   #17
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Once you do "get it" it's as close as you can come to that feeling of flying in a dream.
This is the one thing that makes me think I'm getting it!

I love riding a b*ke in the dark because of the feeling of flying but it's nothing compared to how it feels on a uni when it's all working.
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Old 2017-10-26, 07:13 PM   #18
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If they have fat (enough) tires they float. That doesn't make them boats. Naming something doesn't make it a boat, but you can name it.

Mine don't really have names, other than functional names. Oxford (for the Oxford), 45 (for the 45"). 36 for my Road machine, Old Coker for the old Coker. Boring.
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Old 2017-10-26, 07:26 PM   #19
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My Muni may become named "Tree Hugger"
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Old 2017-10-26, 07:41 PM   #20
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I have seen 24s and 29s with fat tyres go into the river or canal following a UPD. They float.
So when riding fast enough, you can ride on water. Was maybe also a pastime for that holy guy.
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Old 2017-10-26, 10:28 PM   #21
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My G29 with blue wheel is called Bluebird - dad named it as it's all-blue and he drew a comparison between the speed record-breaking boat that killed both of its drivers
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Old 2017-10-27, 12:03 AM   #22
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So when riding fast enough, you can ride on water. Was maybe also a pastime for that holy guy.
Yes, but I only did it briefly to show that it could be done.
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Old 2017-10-27, 02:37 AM   #23
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Unicycles are boats.
David Elliott's unicycle makes a fine boat.

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Old 2017-10-27, 03:35 AM   #24
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I have seen 24s and 29s with fat tyres go into the river or canal following a UPD. They float.

My skinny 700c did not float but I managed to retrieve it.
My 20 floats, but it's sort of a trials uni (2.45" tire). I rode it off the end of a dock, thinking I would have to swim down afterwards and get it off the lake bottom, but, much to my surprise, there it was, bobbing right next to me.
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Old 2017-10-27, 10:05 AM   #25
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don't all unis leave a twisty trail? Mine do.
They do less and less as you spend more time in the saddle. Some top-riders leave a perfectly straight trail - someone here posted a photo of his trail in the snow and it was like it has been drawn with a ruler!


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So when riding fast enough, you can ride on water. Was maybe also a pastime for that holy guy.
He was known for his uni skills but somehow the marketing bureau left them out and only kept the less niche tricks.


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Mine don't really have names, other than functional names. Oxford (for the Oxford), 45 (for the 45"). 36 for my Road machine, Old Coker for the old Coker. Boring.
Ditto here. My 24" is the "muni" or the "24", sometimes the "24 muni". Same goes with the other sizes.
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Old 2017-10-27, 01:49 PM   #26
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Bearing lubes???

Since everyone is having fun swimming with their unis I'd like to know how you deal with water in the hub/bearings?
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Old 2017-10-27, 03:31 PM   #27
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my KH 24 is named "blue dop" ( a "dop" is a, stubborn, moroccan lizard see Here for picture)
my 26" fatty is "franken-muni" (built from so many different parts)

but other unis have names that refer to french pop culture (comics, cartoons, pop songs):
29er: "zéphyrin"
19": "zébulon" (tv cartoon "le jardin enchanté": a bouncing character )
other 24 muni: "Grouïnk" (Astérix the Gaul comics: name for a boar)
Coker: "Mirza" (famous song by Nino Ferrer: about a dog named Mirza)
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Old 2017-11-05, 12:27 AM   #28
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I'm about to buy my first unicycle and it will be "garagedude"
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Old 2017-11-05, 01:02 AM   #29
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I did saltwater beach riding with the 36", I got wiped out by the waves a couple of times, it floated. Not good for the hub flanges and spokes, as I found out. Did a g36 ride today in pouring rain. Seems ok for now, time will tell.
No my uni doesnt ride like a boat, though, it was kinda dizzying riding through several inches of bubbly fast moving water.
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Old 2017-11-05, 02:03 PM   #30
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Did a g36 ride today in pouring rain. Seems ok for now, time will tell.
If I didn't ride my G29 in the rain I wouldn't ride it at all. Just keep it greased and lubed and it'll be fine I think
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