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Old 2004-12-17, 05:26 PM   #1
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Telford frame

Would someone please post a picture of a Telford frame? I'm curious aobut the design.

(I know someones going to tell me to use the search feature, but I've tried and am having a lot of trouble finding a picture.)

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Old 2004-12-17, 06:54 PM   #2
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Nathan Hoover has a couple of photos of his Telford in his unicycles gallery at Webshots: Nathan's unicycles. Go to page 2 of the gallery to see the Telford.

I'll attach a vintage photo of a Telford. It's from the days before the discovery of the 3" wide Gazz. You can also see the Thudbuster Uni Pivot seatpost shock that the Telford frame was designed for. That's why the seatpost is angled back the way it is, so the Uni Pivot shock moves downwards. Bike seatposts are angled back and the Uni Pivot was designed for the bike geometry. The Telford had to match that geometry to make it work right.
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Old 2004-12-17, 07:02 PM   #3
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Thas a cool looking uni there...but its a bit too flashy
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Old 2004-12-18, 03:28 PM   #4
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Here are some photos of my Telford. Can a unicycle be too flashy?
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Old 2004-12-18, 03:30 PM   #5
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Woops! too big.
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Old 2004-12-18, 03:30 PM   #6
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Old 2004-12-18, 03:51 PM   #7
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how do you ride that is it harder then normal?
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Old 2004-12-18, 04:15 PM   #8
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I got a couple of tips from one of Kris Holm's workshops.

1. When balancing on a rail, try to keep your weight over the wheel.

2. When doing a still stand, try to keep the wheel beneath you.

(I may have gotten these reversed.)

Seriously, riding a Telford is no different at all. Your center of gravity is the same.

The reason Geoffrey used the sloping top tube was to put suspension posts at the angle they were made for. The other reason was easthetic. They are beautiful machines.

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Old 2004-12-19, 09:53 AM   #9
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Re: Telford frame

On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 09:30:49 -0600, "beelzebub of balance" wrote:

>Another


With respect to the seatpost, the seat angle looks normal. But with
respect to the straight line to the wheel, the upwards angle is
humongous. Don't you tend to just slip off backwards?

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Old 2004-12-19, 12:55 PM   #10
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me wantee!!!

I first saw/rode a telford in 98. I have wanted one ever since. Any one want to trade for a kh24?
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Old 2004-12-20, 08:26 AM   #11
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Those Telfords got around. Here's a photo of Geoffrey (Telford) Faraghan on the Great Wall of China shooting a VERY hung over Bruce Bundy riding a Telford in 2000.

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