I just bought a unicycle at the beginning of August. I've been trying to
learn to fall off it, but the more I practice the longer it takes me to
accomplish this :-)
Seriously, though, it's coming along pretty well but I've reached the stage
where I'm slammin' the thing into the ground over and over and over again.
I've got the seat seriously taped up (It looks like The Unicycle of the Mummy)
so it won't do too much damage before I learn the old "catching the seat
But in general I have no idea how to take care of it. I know nothing about
bicycles; I've barely ever ridden one. When it comes time to look under the
hood or check the fluids or cauterize the gaskets or whatever one does, I have
some bike-knowledgeable friends who can probably look at it with me/teach me.
But I'm not sure when to have it looked at, outside of checking the tire
pressure once in a while. Are there a few preventative things I can watch --
like some way of quickly ascertaining if the spokes are still adjusted and
threads aren't becoming stripped or anything like that? Or do I just wait
'till something goes wrong? Or check everything once a year?
PS I have a 24" Semcycle XL.
PPS This is very damn fun. Where has this contraption been all my life!
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