quick question...

quick question...

Post by Jacob Kosk » Fri, 21 Apr 2000 04:00:00


hey John! that hurts! My offroad sem lux would run over any pashley that go
in its way( if i didnt control it it would probably really like to rip up
the rider with its odyssey pedals too: )
Quote:

> im planning on climbing Mt Washington in New Hampshire this summer(i dont
> know how many of you have heard of it), and i need some quick advice about
> the kind of unicycle i should get.  i already have a 20" and a 24", and im
> not going to use either of them.  i have it narrowed down to 2 different
> unicycles.  the pashley 26" and the semcycle 28".  i also want to do some
> muni-ing(eventually), so im kinda leaning towards the pashley, but i dont
> know if the sem would be better for going up this particular mountain.  it
> should also be noted that the mountain has a paved road leading to the
top,
> its about 8 miles long, and has a 13% incline.  thanks for your time!

> Johnny T :D

 
 
 

quick question...

Post by John Fo » Fri, 21 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> hey John! that hurts! My offroad sem lux would run over any
> pashley that go in its way( if i didnt control it it would
> probably really like to rip up the rider with its odyssey
> pedals too: )

The Pashley is not a label-snob.  :-)

I may have been wrong, but I think you can only get a 28" in the Semcycle XL
variety. The deluxe Semcycles are much more robust!

jf

 
 
 

quick question...

Post by MoNKeYS.. » Fri, 21 Apr 2000 04:00:00

In a message dated 00-04-21 00:20:44 EDT, you write:

<< I may have been wrong, but I think you can only get a 28" in the Semcycle
XL
 variety. The deluxe Semcycles are much more robust! >>

yeah, i was just looking at the sems at unicyclesource, and the do make
deluxe 28".  my real concern though is money.  if i could, id buy both the
28" and 26", but unfortunately i cant.  i might go with a 26", because i do
want to get into muni, and i think they pashley would be a good starting muni
for me, and it would be nice for going up Mt Washington.  but my mind still
isnt completely made up yet.

Johnny T :D

 
 
 

quick question...

Post by Ben Kenned » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Ine thing to keep in mind is that I think Mt. Washinton is 13% AVERAGE
grade.  It peaks around 18% I think.

Ben

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______(_)/ (_)_____ Ben Kennedy


Quote:
> im planning on climbing Mt Washington in New Hampshire this summer(i dont
> know how many of you have heard of it), and i need some quick advice about
> the kind of unicycle i should get.  i already have a 20" and a 24", and im
> not going to use either of them.  i have it narrowed down to 2 different
> unicycles.  the pashley 26" and the semcycle 28".  i also want to do some
> muni-ing(eventually), so im kinda leaning towards the pashley, but i dont
> know if the sem would be better for going up this particular mountain.  it
> should also be noted that the mountain has a paved road leading to the top,
> its about 8 miles long, and has a 13% incline.  thanks for your time!  

> Johnny T :D

 
 
 

quick question...

Post by Kittle, Pet » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Good luck on the climb--I've been up there in a car, and wanted to ride a
bike up it, but was told that cycles are forbidden on the road, except for
one day a year when there's a race to the top. Is that when you're going to
do the ride? As for uni model, just be sure you have pretty long cranks on
whatever you ride so that you have better leverage. Perhaps the person who
rode the race to the top of Mt. Diablo (is that right?) would have some
pearls of wisdom for you.
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Department of English
CSU, Chico
Chico CA 95929-0830
ph: 530/898-5305
fax: 530/898-4450

www: http://www.csuchico.edu/~pkittle
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> ----------


> Sent:      Thursday, April 20, 2000 4:36 PM

> Subject:   quick question...

> im planning on climbing Mt Washington in New Hampshire this summer(i dont
> know how many of you have heard of it), and i need some quick advice about

> the kind of unicycle i should get.  i already have a 20" and a 24", and im

> not going to use either of them.  i have it narrowed down to 2 different
> unicycles.  the pashley 26" and the semcycle 28".  i also want to do some
> muni-ing(eventually), so im kinda leaning towards the pashley, but i dont
> know if the sem would be better for going up this particular mountain.  it

> should also be noted that the mountain has a paved road leading to the
> top,
> its about 8 miles long, and has a 13% incline.  thanks for your time!  

> Johnny T :D

 
 
 

quick question...

Post by unicycleSource » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Hi there,

Not sure about the one day a year or maybe it was that no one stopped me,
but I have ridden it on a bike. (yep those 2 wheel things).  It was great
fun and I would recommend it although it was really cold on the top.  Make
sure you allow for that in your packing.

Roger

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----- Original Message -----


Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 6:00 PM
Subject: RE: quick question...

> Good luck on the climb--I've been up there in a car, and wanted to ride a
> bike up it, but was told that cycles are forbidden on the road, except for
> one day a year when there's a race to the top. Is that when you're going
to
> do the ride? As for uni model, just be sure you have pretty long cranks on
> whatever you ride so that you have better leverage. Perhaps the person who
> rode the race to the top of Mt. Diablo (is that right?) would have some
> pearls of wisdom for you.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Peter Kittle
> Department of English
> CSU, Chico
> Chico CA 95929-0830
> ph: 530/898-5305
> fax: 530/898-4450

> www: http://www.csuchico.edu/~pkittle
> -----------------------------------------------------------

> > ----------


> > Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 4:36 PM

> > Subject: quick question...

> > im planning on climbing Mt Washington in New Hampshire this summer(i
dont
> > know how many of you have heard of it), and i need some quick advice
about

> > the kind of unicycle i should get.  i already have a 20" and a 24", and
im

> > not going to use either of them.  i have it narrowed down to 2 different
> > unicycles.  the pashley 26" and the semcycle 28".  i also want to do
some
> > muni-ing(eventually), so im kinda leaning towards the pashley, but i
dont
> > know if the sem would be better for going up this particular mountain.
it

> > should also be noted that the mountain has a paved road leading to the
> > top,
> > its about 8 miles long, and has a 13% incline.  thanks for your time!

> > Johnny T :D

 
 
 

quick question...

Post by Scott Bridgm » Sun, 23 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Johnny,

        I've owned and ridden both the Sem XL 26" and Pashley.  In my opinion
the Pashley is a tougher unit.  The Sem cycle XL came with 5" cranks
and a 1.3" tire which is okay for street riding.  The Pashley came
with a 1.95 tire and 6" cranks.  The Sem cycle XL doesn't have a very
wide fork for a bigger tire.  Both had Viscount seats which I found a
bit *** the crouch.  The tire was not centered in the frame on the
XL when I got it so I needed to take out the wheel and shim one side
with a piece of 0.030" aluminum to get the wheel centered in the
frame.  The other Sem cycle I got later was okay though.  If you're
okay with the extra money, get the Pashley I think you'll cover more
terrain with it.  The old style Schwinn seat with a 12" inner tube is
pretty comfortable if you don't mind no handle to grab on the front.
Ask John at UnicycleSource.com (1 800 unicycle) about your riding and
get his input too.  Good luck.

"The Muniac"