pictures - new trialframe

pictures - new trialframe

Post by foxx » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 06:45:00


hi freaks,

here are some pictures of my new trialframe:

[image:
http://www.einrad-ist-besser-als-keinrad.de/pics/frame/frame01.jpg]

[image:
http://www.einrad-ist-besser-als-keinrad.de/pics/frame/frame02.jpg]

[image:
http://www.einrad-ist-besser-als-keinrad.de/pics/frame/frame03.jpg]

..more would follow on www.unitrial.de in a few days....

greetings
-felix

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Post by Dylan Walling » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 09:27:43

Whoa, that unicycle looks really beefy! Any info on weight?

-Dylan

 
 
 

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Post by uni-man-da » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 10:47:40

how big is the tire?
can it fit a bigger tire?
dan

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Post by UniDa » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 11:41:19

Wow, I never have seen street lamps made into a unicycle before! That
thing looks like a) it cant fit a wide tire b) weighs a ton c) it was
more trouble than it was worth to build. I know that its a project, but
I'll stick to my Sem.
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Post by john_child » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 12:58:24

Quote:

> *Wow, I never have seen street lamps made into a unicycle before! That
> thing looks like a) it cant fit a wide tire b) weighs a ton c) it was
> more trouble than it was worth to build. I know that its a project,
> but I'll stick to my Sem.
> -David Kaplan *

Huh???
a) Looks like it fits a Monty trials tire just fine.  That's the fattest
20" tire available.

b) I don't know about weight, but depending on material the weight could
be reasonable for a trials uni.

c) I don't think there is a 20" Sem XL or XLW frame that will fit a
Monty tire so Sem is not an alternative for a trials uni - unless you
get a Sem Deluxe.

The cut-out for the tire keeps the frame skinny.  The alternative is to
use ovalized tubes.  But getting ovalized tubes adds to the cost.  The
bad part about the cut-out design is that you have to deflate the tire
to get it in in and out of the frame.

Looks like a kick ass uni to me.

My only critical comment is that I would put the crown a little closer
to the tire so it would be better for gliding and other skills where you
scuff the tire.

john_childs

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Post by harpe » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 14:08:50

From the width of the welds I would say alot of heat was required and
that the material must be aluminum. It looks extremely rugged and
probably is and is probably fairly light even though it appears to be
made with stout material. I think John Childs is right about the
inconvenience of a cutout (having to deflate the tire) but it is a good
way to maintain a low profile and still accommodate a fat tire. If I
look at the seat tube I would say it is definitely aluminum.

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Post by foxx » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 17:19:09

..the frame is made of aluminium and the weight is under 900gramm - the
complete trialuni weights 5.60kg.

*"The bad part about the cut-out design is that you have to deflate the
tire to get it in in and out of the frame. "* no, that is not the truth
;-). For getting in and out of the frame, you mustn't deflate the
tire.

The favourite point on this frame was to build it very strong...for big
drops and more.

greetings
-felix

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Post by rhyslin » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 22:44:55

Quote:

> *...the frame is made of aluminium and the weight is under 900gramm -
> the complete trialuni weights 5.60kg.
> *

12.34 lbs- nice.   How much does Phat Fred weigh?   And why did you
revers the boiler plate?

Christopher

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Post by foxx » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 23:49:37

Hi Christopher,

the old Fat Fred has a weight of nearly 2kilogramm (!). I drove about
one year this heavy frame, now it's enough....

\"AND WHY DID YOU REVERS THE BOILER PLATE? \"

Sorry, I don't know what you mean with this sentence. Maybe my english
is to bad...:-)

greetings
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Post by UniDa » Sun, 03 Mar 2002 14:34:24

Wow, may not be the most stylish unicycle, but I guess I was wrong about
the other stuff i said, although it doesnt look to me that that is a
monty tire, but I'm probably wrong about that too. Now, if you will
excuse me, I need to practice my new trick: riding with one foot in my
mouth.
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Post by rhyslin » Sun, 03 Mar 2002 22:15:59

David,

Don't hog my glory- I allready hold the record for riding REALLY FAST
with a foot in my mouth.

Felix,

'Round here, boiler plate refers to metal plate (sheet) with a patern of
ridges for traction.   The section that raps the crown looks to be made
of this material, with the raised sections pointed IN to the frame- as
aposed to out.

BTW: the frame is a Bad Assed Mo' Fo'- exactly what a tough Monti Style
Street Pounder should be!   Congradulations!

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Post by foxx » Mon, 04 Mar 2002 22:19:06

Hi freaks,

a big "Thank you" to all who posted a reply to the new frame. I think it
is important to know how other unicyclists thinks over the own
uni-projects. Sometimes they have good tips....

Yesterday I tested the trialuni over a few hours in the german city
"Dortmund", maybe someone of you know this... . Big drops drops and high
jumps (very important) are no problem with aluminium ;-)

thank you
and greetings

-Felix

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