Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > Unicycle Product Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 24 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 2016-10-23, 12:43 PM   #46
krjames
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Korea Jeonnam Suncheon
Posts: 454
Seems to be the only thread for the Quax handle.
I put one on my new 36 and found that the 'knuckle' rubs the inside of my thighs...

I ride with my legs in close to the frame, too close as I have to wear long pants or I rub the skin off my calves... Might be related to running, I don't know, I run more than I ride. So just a heads up for people.

I did like the loop type bar though, sort of infinite range of gripping options. Might see about getting something similar for the KH bar.

Cheers

Now that I've seen the whole thread I realise I am saying nothing new...
__________________
"If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV."
— Homer Simpson
Haven't got the karate suit

Last edited by krjames; 2016-10-23 at 12:54 PM.
krjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-02, 05:34 PM   #47
UniDreamerFR
Unicyclist
 
UniDreamerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: France, near Paris
Age: 44
Posts: 499
Since I have been experimenting on my 36x150 for few weeks and put the Q-handle I had under hands on it, I find that if you put it extremely high, just against the saddle, the rubbing issue decreases (see the pic: ) but you still feel it rubbing a bit, especially if you ride with long cranks like I do (150s) cause you knees go high on the up stroke.



But with an easy modification (just tested it on a 20 mile ride) it turns out that the rubbing issue totally disappears.
I just filed the T part in a kind of V shape, like you can see in this photo:

__________________
- Geared kh36 + Nightrider Lite + Kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax 36" + nightrider +Q-handle+ cable rim brake
- kh 29" + knard 29x3+ kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax trial 19"
-24"&26" wheels and forks and spare stuffs.
UniDreamerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-03, 01:00 PM   #48
Eric aus Chemnitz
Landesvertreter Sachsen im EVD
 
Eric aus Chemnitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chemnitz, Sachsen
Age: 31
Posts: 2,404
New Version

Qu-Ax just released a new Version of the handle and it follows the same concept as yours.
https://www.facebook.com/unicycles/p...55109754524181



__________________
Einradfahren in Sachsen:
einradsachsen.com
f/EinradSachsen
03.06.2018: Europamarathon
Eric aus Chemnitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-03, 01:23 PM   #49
UniDreamerFR
Unicyclist
 
UniDreamerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: France, near Paris
Age: 44
Posts: 499
wow, what a coincidence!
The good news is that you can buy only the new (and longer) stem and the new t-part if you want to use your old q-ax handle loop, it's compatible.

Edit: at least I hop you can, but the 2nd pic makes me wonder if you really can as the two tubes of the loop may be too far one from another to enter in the two clamps of the new T part.
__________________
- Geared kh36 + Nightrider Lite + Kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax 36" + nightrider +Q-handle+ cable rim brake
- kh 29" + knard 29x3+ kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax trial 19"
-24"&26" wheels and forks and spare stuffs.

Last edited by UniDreamerFR; 2017-03-03 at 01:26 PM.
UniDreamerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-03, 02:47 PM   #50
Piece Maker
Unicyclist
 
Piece Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,556
Yeah it looks like the new t-bit is a bit too narrow to accept the old loop! I'd gladly give it a try though, I'll have a look at the pricing!

EDIT: Can't find it anywhere... Which site are you looking at to get the seperate parts?
__________________
“It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a half-brick in the path of the bicycle of history.”

Last edited by Piece Maker; 2017-03-03 at 02:50 PM.
Piece Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-03, 04:08 PM   #51
UniDreamerFR
Unicyclist
 
UniDreamerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: France, near Paris
Age: 44
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piece Maker View Post
Yeah it looks like the new t-bit is a bit too narrow to accept the old loop! I'd gladly give it a try though, I'll have a look at the pricing!

EDIT: Can't find it anywhere... Which site are you looking at to get the seperate parts?
On the comments in the fb page someone asks
"Where can i buy from in Europe?"
QU-AX : "write us an E-Mail please."
__________________
- Geared kh36 + Nightrider Lite + Kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax 36" + nightrider +Q-handle+ cable rim brake
- kh 29" + knard 29x3+ kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax trial 19"
-24"&26" wheels and forks and spare stuffs.

Last edited by UniDreamerFR; 2017-03-03 at 04:08 PM.
UniDreamerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-10, 07:02 PM   #52
Piece Maker
Unicyclist
 
Piece Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,556
I PMed Qu-Ax and they gave me a quote of 45 euros (including UK shipping) - as that's almost the price of the full bar (fair enough considering that came with the Stoker stem and the T-bit) I decided to do the bodge as shown in this thread.

I hacksawed it, then filed it down to smooth the shavings off, then hap-hazardly put the plastic bungs in. The plastic bungs don't hold very well so I might look at something better for that (As I don't really trust my filing skills too much...)

Pic:

__________________
“It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a half-brick in the path of the bicycle of history.”

Last edited by Piece Maker; 2017-03-10 at 07:03 PM.
Piece Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-03-13, 09:18 PM   #53
lightbulbjim
Unicyclist
 
lightbulbjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: NSW, Australia
Age: 32
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piece Maker View Post
The plastic bungs don't hold very well
Superglue, or better yet, shoe goo. Shoe goo is available in the UK from Palmer Metals online as E6000 and would be perfect for this application. Link to various sizes: http://www.palmermetals.co.uk/shop/c...esult/?q=e6000
__________________
Unicycling is the fountain of youth.
lightbulbjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-08, 10:13 PM   #54
Piece Maker
Unicyclist
 
Piece Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,556
Time to resurrect an old thread!

Has anyone looked at options for wrapping the handle in anything other than the supplied foam noodle? I've been using bog standard handlebar tape on mine but having to replace it everytime I UPD is becoming a bit tiresome (For those who don't ride road bikes, handlebar tape will spontaneously unwind itself when broken as it's pulled taut when fitting it!)

I'm considering just buying a massive foam tube of some sort and just cutting a length off it as and when I need it. eBay seems to sell them (I guess they're used as pipe insulation or something?) in ~2m lengths for fairly cheap, but just a bit worried about longevity again.
__________________
“It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a half-brick in the path of the bicycle of history.”
Piece Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-08, 11:54 PM   #55
LargeEddie
Measure once, trim to fit
 
LargeEddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Age: 56
Posts: 1,442
Foam insulation tubing, to be put on hot water and air conditioning pipes, is sold at hardware and home improvement stores where I am for about $1/six feet. Dunno what's available over your way but here it comes in a range of sizes and costs less than the shipping alone for anything sold online.
LargeEddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-09, 09:18 AM   #56
UniDreamerFR
Unicyclist
 
UniDreamerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: France, near Paris
Age: 44
Posts: 499
You can buy the same foam as on the original qu-handle for cheap on amazon then you can cover it with an old tube (fitting, not wrapping), it will protect the foam during UPDs.
It's a pain in the ass to install and the result is rather bulky cause the foam doesn't deform under fingers as well but it works well.
You can make it a bit less bulky by wrapping it (tight) with some iron wire.
I have done that on my home made bar-end loop for my kh t-bar and it works well.
__________________
- Geared kh36 + Nightrider Lite + Kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax 36" + nightrider +Q-handle+ cable rim brake
- kh 29" + knard 29x3+ kh Tbar + HS33
- Qu-ax trial 19"
-24"&26" wheels and forks and spare stuffs.
UniDreamerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-09, 08:32 PM   #57
Piece Maker
Unicyclist
 
Piece Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,556
My brother pointed me towards another idea that I'll be exploring - extra-long handlebar grips for cruiser bikes! They're usually made of pretty hard rubber so should hopefully withstand a UPD, and even have a little thumb-stopper ridge on one end I can put at the front of the handle to take some further impacts.

I went for a pair of these bad-boys:

http://bmxultra.com/review/abd_kochwuerste_grips/

One on each side hopefully! Pictures soon
__________________
“It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a half-brick in the path of the bicycle of history.”
Piece Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-15, 12:06 PM   #58
davejh
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piece Maker View Post
My brother pointed me towards another idea that I'll be exploring - extra-long handlebar grips for cruiser bikes! They're usually made of pretty hard rubber so should hopefully withstand a UPD, and even have a little thumb-stopper ridge on one end I can put at the front of the handle to take some further impacts.

I went for a pair of these bad-boys:

http://bmxultra.com/review/abd_kochwuerste_grips/

One on each side hopefully! Pictures soon
I did something similar on my 36er. It works pretty well.

Make sure you have lots of hairspray or deodorant to get the grips to slide on, even with them its a bit of a pain.
davejh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-18, 04:29 PM   #59
newob
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 398
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by UniDreamerFR View Post
then you can cover it with an old tube (fitting, not wrapping), it will protect the foam during UPDs.
I've tried this, but it leaves your hands all black after a ride.

I use black gaffer's tape or just electrical tape, both waterproof.
After UPDs you just add a few wraps to smooth it out.
newob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2017-07-19, 03:33 PM   #60
LanceB
This space available
 
LanceB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northridge, CA
Age: 65
Posts: 1,649
Quote:
Originally Posted by newob View Post
I've tried this, but it leaves your hands all black after a ride.

I use black gaffer's tape or just electrical tape, both waterproof.
After UPDs you just add a few wraps to smooth it out.
Hockey tape works real well. Cheap, flexible, and durable, and as you said, easy to just wrap another layer on when it starts to get chewed up. It's what I use.
__________________
"I'm a unicyclist. I make my own reality."
LanceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
qhandle, quax


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Qu-Ax Q-axle Disk 36" - any info? mindbalance General Unicycling Discussions 15 2015-01-16 06:53 PM
[For Sale: Europe] [POLAND] [NEW] Qu-ax ISIS Alu 145mm Crank paweloyama Trading Post 1 2012-09-16 03:41 PM
Anyone with the New Qu-Ax saddles? fluxusmaximus General Unicycling Discussions 0 2011-11-08 07:28 AM
[For Sale: Australia] QU-AX ISIS 114mm Cranks New lunicycle Trading Post 0 2011-02-17 01:44 AM
24" qu-ax muni brand new UNIROX Trading Post 1 2011-01-15 12:31 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.11571 seconds with 10 queries