How to build a unicycle (Now Giraffe Treasure!)

How to build a unicycle (Now Giraffe Treasure!)

Post by John Dibbl » Tue, 29 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Well, what can I say? I won't be building this giraffe.
I just got off the phone and ordered the 6 footer!
(Ten Feet seems way cool but got walk before you run)

Anyway, I can't wait for this unicycle to show up at my door!



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>Precedence: bulk

>>I guess my point is if you're looking to build one because it's
>cheaper, I
>>would say you're better off hunting garage sales and the newsgroup.
>Now if
>>you enjoyed building models when you were a kid, then go for it!

>On that note, Tim Bustos showed me some used unicycles for sale at a
>bike shop in Sacramento. They have two or three old standard
>unicycles, a 20" Columbia, 20" Japanese similar to the Oxford or Pro
>that I have and a 24" (I think) cycle that is older, and may be
>homemade. Or maybe it's an old Penguin or something.

>But the real treasure are the two giraffes, a 6' and a 10'. These
>appear to have been built by Hamilton's Bicycle East of Wichita,
>Kansas. How do I know this? I have a 5' that looks just like them.
>Hamilton's built custom unicycles back before Tom Miller was doing it,
>and you can read about them in old issues of the USA Newsletter. I
>think they're asking $250 for the giraffes, and you'll have to call to
>find out about the others. The giraffes are well worth it.

>College Cyclery
>2760 21st St.
>Sacramento, CA 95818
>(916) 456-2042

>Chuck Meyer, Proprietor

>Email? What's that? This place is ancient, and like a museum inside. I
>think they have more antique bikes on display (some for sale) than new

>Stay on top,
>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone



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