I got the wheel back from the wheel builder today and then built the
geared unicycle tonight.
SCREAMS!! It is sooooooo fast! I need to buy an asbestos suit to keep
from scorching myself at these high Mach numbers. It was VERY
difficult to freemount which is no surprise since it doesn't act like
a 24" wheel...it just looks like one. I didn't notice the seat being
pushed out from underneath me or any torque around the seatpost axis
as I had feared. The measured backlash at the pedals was 0.055" which
was more than the 0.020"-0.040" that I expected but I did have to add
some slop in the planet shafts. I have been riding a giraffe lately
and the backlash of this geared hub is much, much less than the chain
slack of a giraffe. I put a 24" by 2.125" Kenda tire on it which is
too fat for the Torker frame and rubs on one side. I will switch to a
1.75" tire soon.
Yes...you may ride it at NAUCC and UNICON in July.
I will get some seats and seatposts and jazz the now el-cheapo
unicycle up with some higher end components now that I know it works.
I'll try not to break it before that.
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