how can i carry a unicycle on my back?

how can i carry a unicycle on my back?

Post by thecomet8 » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:44:39


Next year I'll be in collage and am planing on unicyling every where. My
question is, has anybody heard of some sort of unicycle back pack for
carrying a unicycle into stores etc.. ? I don't want to chain it up or
anything- if that is even possible. But its a pretty light 20 inch. I'm
thinking if all else fails i could come up with some sort of velcro
strap deal. Any ideas or products?

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how can i carry a unicycle on my back?

Post by 1Cube1Whee » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 13:12:27

bungie cord?

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Post by Sigur » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 13:23:54

I'm at school too and what I end up doing is just carrying it under my
arm.  Kinda bend your arm 90 degrees and pinch the seat between your
side and your upper arm.  Or with your arm still bent, rest the seat on
your forearm.  Just watch the pedals when you pass people or go through
doors.

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Post by john_child » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 13:29:41

There are backpacks designed to carry a snowboard with the snowboard
strapped to the back of the pack.  There are also similar packs designed
to carry skateboards.  One of those packs could be rigged to carry a
unicycle instead of a snowboard or skateboard.

Nathan and Kris used snowboard packs to carry their unicycles as they
hiked in the movie Into The Thunder Dragon.  See 'this thread'
(http://tinyurl.com/yju1) for info on the packs they used.  Those packs
are rather expensive though.  A knapsack designed to carry a skateboard
would be much less expensive and would probably work well enough for a
20" unicycle.

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Post by johnhimswort » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:46:52

I've got a fairly small rucksack that has compression straps on it which
works nicely. The straps can be fed through the spokes and tightened to
hold the wheel in place. I took the pedals off, but then they were
spikey platform pedals, and it was a 24" muni.

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Post by one wheeled stallio » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 20:38:15

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> Next year I'll be in collage and am planing on unicyling every where

  Surely you won't need to carry it then?! ;)

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Post by gasmaste » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 22:43:47

hmmmm... if you're attending coll*e*ge, then i'd just bite the bullet
and buy a quality bike lock, and wrap it around the seat of the unicycle
when locking it up, so nobody can nab that with the quick release.

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Post by onewheeldav » Wed, 30 Jun 2004 00:19:17

Quote:

> *Next year I'll be in collage and am planing on unicyling every where.
> My question is, has anybody heard of some sort of unicycle back pack
> for carrying a unicycle into stores etc? *

I go everywhere on my muni and find it easy to just carry it in
stores/libraries etc- that's a 24x3 so you should have no problems
carrying a 20"-er.

Two good ways to carry it are-

with fingers tucked into space between wheel and fork top, unicycle
vertical.

holding the outer fork, unicycle horizontal-ish, wheel against hip (a
bit like a guitar case).

Specific pedal positions are relevant to both to prevent hitting leg
against pedal.

When propping uni against counters etc, pedal position needs some
thought.

When standing in queue I've found it good to have wheel sideways on (ie
at ninety degrees to angle it is when being ridden) where it can be put
between feet so it doesn't roll. As queue moves forward in small
increments you can 'shimmy' each foot alternately forwards with out
having to lift the uni.

Lastly, and you probably know this already, but it took me several years
of trying to prop my unicycle against walls before I realised- turn it
upside down so the seats on the ground.

And start saving for a 24x3 because for city center pavement commuting
with the option of some occasional short cut fun, they excell :)

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Post by Max_Dingeman » Wed, 30 Jun 2004 00:40:59

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> *hmmmm... if you're attending coll[B]e*ge, then i'd just bite the
> bullet and buy a quality bike lock, and wrap it around the seat of the
> unicycle when locking it up, so nobody can nab that with the quick
> release. [/B]

I Dont really see how you can lock the seat in...  Plus, that would
leave it open to take the rest of the unicycle, leaving just a seat.
When I lock mine, I just lock the wheel.  All of my unicycles have allen
key seat clamps though.

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Post by Gurr » Wed, 30 Jun 2004 04:43:32

When i go long distance and i need to carry my unicycle (maybe on a big
bicycle) i simply take a strap from a bag and attach it too a spoke and
the seat post. of course the pedals need to be in a certain way if this
is gonna work. after that you just throw it up around your shoulder and
hopefully your good to go (works for me)

I hope you all can understand my english, its not the best

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Post by Mikeful » Wed, 30 Jun 2004 04:49:04

Quote:

> *hmmmm... if you're attending coll[B]e*ge, [/B]

Nope, the man said "collage" and he's going to collage.  He's really cut
up about it, but I'm sure he'll stick at it.:D

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