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Old 2010-04-21, 09:19 PM   #1
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Training Wheels?

Are there any companies that makes training wheels for unicycles?
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Old 2010-04-21, 11:23 PM   #2
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just found this :P
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019R4FLS/?tag=play306-20
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Old 2010-04-22, 01:15 AM   #3
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Yeah! It only has one extra wheel, but it forces you to balance right/left.

It's called a b*ke.

But, seriously, wouldn't a b*cycle be harder to ride than a uni with training wheels? 3 balance better than two. Unis seem more intimidating. Or maybe it has to do with the size of wheel... *ponders*

but those training wheel things are pretty cool.
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Old 2010-04-22, 01:25 AM   #4
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Well there is this....
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Old 2010-04-22, 06:43 AM   #5
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I'm curious about that unicycle-with-attachment on Amazon. I've never seen one in person. It looks like it would break within 30 seconds of a large child trying to ride the thing.

Maybe not break, just bend until the rider's head came in contact with the rear axle...
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Old 2010-04-22, 06:32 PM   #6
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I did see that also earlier this week. I think they had a total of $2??.?? It was too much. I see they sold it fast. But I wonder if the training wheel bar will disconnect from under the seat. Thank you.

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Old 2010-04-23, 06:37 AM   #7
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Hard to tell, but in the worst-case scenario you might have to buy a seat post clamp. Then it would be a much better device on which to learn to unicycle. Long as there are three wheels on the ground that won't really be happening...
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Old 2010-04-24, 05:49 PM   #8
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A penny farthing?
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Old 2010-04-24, 06:01 PM   #9
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Adam Cohen of Just One Wheel built a "Uni-Trainer." I don't think he sells them though, and they'd be rather expensive if he did.
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Old 2010-04-24, 06:59 PM   #10
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whateva happened to just gettin on tha damn thing and goin for it? just do that! most of us learned that way
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Adam Cohen of Just One Wheel built a "Uni-Trainer." I don't think he sells them though, and they'd be rather expensive if he did.
If yo do a search (and I think it's on John Foss's web site) the Japanese had that same setup along time ago, so, no, this guy didnt invent it, but he did update it.
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Old 2010-04-26, 01:51 AM   #12
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If yo do a search (and I think it's on John Foss's web site) the Japanese had that same setup along time ago, so, no, this guy didnt invent it, but he did update it.
Ignorance alone qualifies an inventor.

But really the design concept would be pretty obvious to anyone who considered building unicycle training wheels.

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These are hand made "devices" built in Japan in the early 80's.
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Old 2010-04-26, 12:43 PM   #13
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whateva happened to just gettin on tha damn thing and goin for it? just do that! most of us learned that way
Yea, you right. By the time I would find the right type of training wheels, I might be riding it by that time.
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Old 2010-04-27, 06:20 AM   #14
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Adam's design (not found on my web site that I know of) is more sophisticated than it looks. Simply bolting a unicycle onto a support system would make it a large, uncomfortable five-wheeler. What he adds is an adjustment system where you can gradually raise the support wheels, allowing for more freedom of movement for the unicycle. This can be handy for people who are too worried about falling (aka old people), and present a different approach to the learning/teaching process.
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Old 2010-04-27, 12:19 PM   #15
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I bet his next innovation will be knee pads.

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