I thought I sent this message to the mailing list but I never got a copy
back from the list so I am sending it again. Sorry everyone if it
already went out.
I will be packing my unicycle in the suitcase and taking it for a plane
ride this coming week. I was wondering because of the pressure changes
of altitude if I need to deflate the tire some. Also is the extreme
cold of flying at 36,000 feet going to do any kind of damage to the
*** compounds of the tire or seat cover (or the unicycle)? If so I
suppose I could attempt to have the airline place the unicycle in the
heated luggage compartment where they keep pets when people ship animals
by plane. Is anyone out there a plane mechanic? Are all the luggage
compartments pressurized and heated?
I also have another question. I have seen some discussion here about
the *** compounds used for the tires we have on our uni's. I
remember hearing about a white non-marking *** tire many of the
riders use for riding in gymnasiums. I have a "gig" as a clown coming
up in April where I will have the opportunity to uni-clown around on a
gym floor. It is a newly constructed elementary school gym in our town
with a nice new wood floor. I really don't think the school district
will appreciate me leaving some black marks on the floor. I have a Sem
Deluxe...Do these have a non-marking black tires (is there such a
thing)? If I need to get a white tire, are these available at a local
bike store or do I need to special order them? If they are special
tires, what kind of cash should I be expected to part with?
Thanks for the help.
Philip Hinkle - UniClowning Around