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Old 2005-08-07, 03:08 AM   #16
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I remember someone posted a thread and vid of them with a penguin they'd made where the pedals were not connected--they were just a bit above the axle, so they each had a chain to the axle (otherwise they'd go through the spokes). That just seemed a bit too weak for me, but that's what gave me the idea.
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Oh, and check out this thread for George Barnes' version of a geared up uni: Another geared unicycle...[/i]

That's that one I meant. Thanks.
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Old 2005-08-07, 03:42 AM   #17
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Oh, and check out this thread for George Barnes' version of a geared up uni: Another geared unicycle...
That's the one that I want.
Last I heard, I couldn't "get one."
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Old 2005-08-07, 04:14 PM   #18
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One problem with 29er's and smaller wheels is that you're not up as high as a Coker so you don't have as much time to get your feet under you in the event of a high speed UPD. With a Coker you have just enough time between the time that your brain senses the "Oh oh, about to UPD" and the time your feet hit the ground to have a chance of landing on your feet and attempt to run it out. On a 29er and smaller wheel that window of opportunity gets smaller.

There is obviously an ideal height and a height that gets to be too high. That idea height is probably something slightly higher than the pedal height for the Coker. A 5' or 6' giraffe is in the too high category.
I agree -- except for one possibility. No one has yet considered a link between this setup AND Batman. Now, if Skippii just got a good set of mylar wings, he wouldn't have to run <scoff scoff> out a UPD -- he could glide out a UPD. With the height he'd have from a 6' giraffe, he could prolly achieve some good airtime, too!

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Old 2005-08-09, 07:24 PM   #19
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Re: Batman

Just an update:
I ordered a new 5" giraffe to hack apart. So I'm over $100 into it now, so I might actually have some motivation to finish it.
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Old 2005-08-16, 07:33 PM   #20
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Well, UDC got my address wrong.
So, still no unicycle--it was delivered to the wrong address. Luckily, they got it back, and I should have it tomorrow.
From now on, I think after I call them and talk to them and decide what I want, I'll just ask them not to send it and order it online.
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