crappiest bering holders ever

crappiest bering holders ever

Post by unarued » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 06:38:00


here`s my story, I started unicycling a while ago, living in venezuela
finding a unicycle wasn`t easy at all, i knew some people who owned one,
but they were all really possesive about them...so i never got the
chance to really try them, one day a guy came to the university with a
flamingo, it was the most beautiful piece of machine i had ever seen, it
turned out that this guy was studying abroad, and came to visit, he
brought his uni along for fun, and for an intended muni ride....this was
the first time i sa w a real unicycle, this was also the first time i
saw a tacoed wheel, when he was showing all of the jugglers his skills
on the uni....it was quite a shock for all of us, and we really felt bad
about it...
anyway time went and i tried to find a uni, i also happen to study
japanese and one day i brought the topic to my teacher given the fact
that i knew of japanese and unis. and it turned out that the japanese
school of caracas(that`sort of an all school for japanese people living
in venezuela) had a few unicycles, i got all e***d and called them.
Soon after i was going weekly to learn how to ride. It was amazing when
i first saw it, about 45 unis all pilled up, some of them in bad
condition due to hummidity, they also had handdlebars which help me a
lot...
i invited some friends f mine to learn but none of them got quite as far
as myself because of lack of motivation...
the uni i rode there was no less than a miyata flamingo 20, i loved it
because it gave me the impression of greatness of the first unicyclist i
ever saw in action, there were also some 24 wich i didn`t like, and some
plastic rim unis.
more time went by and i learned to ride some distance and freemount, and
then the oportunity to go to japan hit me (how to is a long story that
is best for another day) i got really exited because i was going to get
myself a uni...
long story short i couldn`t find a flamingo and had to settle for a
bridgestone 18, i actually rode half of stanley park, vancouver  in that
and was very proud at the time...
when i came back to caracas, i talked to the japanese guys and they lend
me the miyata i originally rode, because despite my afection for my 18
it was to small....
more recently, a couple of weeks ago i went back to the school to try
and get some more unis for my friends, who now seem more
interested...the point of all this long story is that i actually got
another 5 unis from the school, of this 3 were the 24 i didn`t like when
i started, but now beeing more wise about unicycling i notice the bering
holders, i know how everybody complains about lollypops, but you have to
look at this they are the worst ever bering holders, i don`t even know
how to describe them, you`ll have to look for yourselves.
my worst fear is that since i got a summit more recently and i`m a lot
into trials, and some of the guys i am teaching want to try that too
they`ll break them, and i have to go back to the school with a broken
uni....
thanks for reading and enjoy the pic...

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Post by jagu » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 07:18:26

i have a junkercycle with those kind of holders too.

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Post by Mark Newbol » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 08:05:09

Enjoyed your story.

The lollipop bearing holders that people have been complaining about are the
Savage-style ones, which have a cylindrical stub that sticks up into the
frame tubing.

Your lollipop bearing holders look stronger than those.

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Post by weebl » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 16:49:34

Quote:

> *
> The lollipop bearing holders that people have been complaining about
> are the
> Savage-style ones, which have a cylindrical stub that sticks up into
> the
> frame tubing.

> Your lollipop bearing holders look stronger than those.

> *

To me it looks like these bearing holder stubs also go up inside the
frame tubes like the usual lollipops, only they are flat instead of
round, and the tubing is squashed flat to fit them. Yow!!

I will take the liberty of calling these "popsicle bearings" in honor of
their flattened sticks.

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Post by Mark Newbol » Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:46:50

Well it does look like the holder goes up inside the frame tubes. But that's
not much different from the Miyata lollipop bearing holders, the difference
being that with the Miyatas the bearing holder is bolted onto the outside of
the flattened frame (rather than inside).

On the Savages, the frame tubing cracks because the bearing-holder stub
moves around in there. Unarueda's look better because they won't move around
(I hope). Hopefully the bolts squeeze the flattened frame onto the bearing
holders and distribute the stress over a larger area. With the Savages the
stress is concentrated on the bolts.

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> > *
> > The lollipop bearing holders that people have been complaining about
> > are the
> > Savage-style ones, which have a cylindrical stub that sticks up into
> > the
> > frame tubing.

> > Your lollipop bearing holders look stronger than those.

> > *

> To me it looks like these bearing holder stubs also go up inside the
> frame tubes like the usual lollipops, only they are flat instead of
> round, and the tubing is squashed flat to fit them. Yow!!

> I will take the liberty of calling these "popsicle bearings" in honor of
> their flattened sticks.

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Post by johnfos » Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:17:13

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> *On the Savages, the frame tubing cracks because the bearing-holder
> stub moves around in there.*

But that's not the main problem. The problem with Taiwanese-style
***pop bearings (found on many brands) is tightening a bolt onto a
rounded surface (the side of the fork). And they only attach on one
side. Pardon the expression, but this is retarded engineering.

Unarueda and Jagur's unicycles have the bolts going all the way through,
with flat surfaces to tighten down on. So assuming there is an actual
bearing with balls in it, this is a far superior design.

I think I might have a similar one on my garage...

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