cannondale carbon lefty, mated for unicycle use?

cannondale carbon lefty, mated for unicycle use?

Post by Someon » Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:55:24


Has anyone taken a Cannondale carbon lefty and used it for the purposes of a
unicycle? Are there all off the shelf parts to get it done or would anything
custom be needed?

I think Kris Holm or someone mentioned that they put together a visually
interesting uni, it may not have been single sided but I know it was from a
few years ago and had Carbon spingery wheels and a seat shock. It flexed too
much and overall wasn't that great.

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/innovation/carbonlefty.html

 
 
 

cannondale carbon lefty, mated for unicycle use?

Post by rhyslin » Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:11:20

The ride mentioned above.... at least, I think that's how I spell what
I'm thinking, which is mentioned, or menchoned, or munchies, or
muggles.... ah, it can all be too much to bair... or is it bear?  
bare?

'Spinergy Uni' (http://tinyurl.com/39w)

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Post by UniDa » Fri, 19 Apr 2002 13:03:37

Ahh, here I can be of some use. Take a gander at this beauty:
http://tinyurl.com/39x
I dont know who made it, but i want it. Dont really think its too
practical though.
I think that this can also fit in the Planar Unicycle thread. This is
about the closest we may ever get to a planar unicycle. It is a half
planar uni. on the right side, the pedal is connected directly to the
wheel, but the left has a crank.
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Post by jagu » Fri, 19 Apr 2002 13:10:13

i think i saw that in that magazine called Mountain Bike
Distraction,like 8 yearz ago.if i remember right it waz a Specialized
concept?

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Post by moosebrea.. » Fri, 19 Apr 2002 22:45:36

Hi,
        I don't think the Lefty could hold up to the torque that a
unicyclist would give. In its intended purpose the Lefty doesn't deal
with much twisting, just up and down (for the most part). Especially when
ascending steep hills, unicycles produce a huge amount of torque, that
would probably make the Lefty "sloppy" if not break it.
        There was a unicycle made by Specialized, the bicycle company,
that was called "Unipyscho" or something like that. It was single sided
as you mentioned but I doubt it was made by a true unicyclist because it
had handlebars w/ bar ends and a weird seat.

Just my opinion,
Jeff T.

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Post by John Fos » Sat, 20 Apr 2002 02:07:12

Quote:
> 'Spinergy Uni' (http://tinyurl.com/39w)

This unicycle was a project intended to make use of the cool Cannondale
Headshok, and a cool Spinergy wheel, onto a cool mountain unicycle.

Unfortunately the end result, though *very* cool to look at, weighed a ton,
defeating the purpose of the lightweight wheel. With all the attention paid
to the cool and expensive components, not enough was paid to the handmade
parts on the rest of the cycle, namely the seat post, which was a huge chunk
of aluminum.

The cycle was actually fine, and lighter than what Kris Holm used to use,
but did not achieve the light weight and style originally intended.

I wonder what Daniel Hopkins has been up to lately? Haven't heard from him
in a long while...

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