Should I build one

Should I build one

Post by wgor.. » Fri, 04 Aug 1995 04:00:00


From:  Wayne Gorton   A/NZ Computing Centre - Operations  FA32
                      Cumberland Forest.  Australia
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Subject: Should I build one
Howdy all,
I'm a newbie. I'm thinking about getting a unicycle, or building one.
Not sure if it'd be worth the saving to build one. Has many others
considered the same? The FAQ advises to buy a cheapy & upgrade after a
year. This end of the world seems a bit low on supply. I've only seen 2
& have been looking casually for a year. One was $250AU & the other was
$110AU. Any advise would greatly be appreciated.
From a newbie point of view, Unicycles just look like a pair of "Bicycle"
forks, a wheel, a crank, a seat post & a seat. I think the seat maybe the
hardest thing to get, & I haven't figured out how to attach a crank to
the forks, could a regular crank be used & welded? Is it the simplest way
 P.S. Sorry for using the B word ;-D

                       Bye
             Wayne G   OPSD   Midop.
"           The Thinking Man's Clown
 "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Albert Einstein

 
 
 

Should I build one

Post by Bill Gilberts » Sat, 05 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> From:  Wayne Gorton   A/NZ Computing Centre - Operations  FA32
>                       Cumberland Forest.  Australia
>                       Ph:(02) 354 4057  Fax:(02) 354 7766
> Subject: Should I build one
> Howdy all,
> I'm a newbie. I'm thinking about getting a unicycle, or building one.
> Not sure if it'd be worth the saving to build one. Has many others
> considered the same? The FAQ advises to buy a cheapy & upgrade after a
> year.

Unless you are building a specialized unicycle, I think you are better
off buying a unicycle.  I have never seen a homemade standard unicycle
that I wouldn't trash in a day.  I have seen some nice homemade giraffes.

*** males should start on a standard unicycle that has cotterless
axles.  Consider it a lifetime investment.

                     Bill Gilbertson

 
 
 

Should I build one

Post by Ken Fuch » Sat, 05 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm thinking about getting a unicycle, or building one.

The FAQ has plenty of information to help one buy a unicycle, but the
following book (referenced in the FAQ) may help one decide whether or
not to build one:

                    # How to Build Unicycles and Artistic Bicycles

    Solipaz Publishing Company
    P.O. Box 366
    Lodi, CA 95241

I have the book.  It does describe building standard and giraffe
unicycles quite well.  It doesn't describe how to build a big wheel
though, or two wheel (reverse drive) unicycle or a tandem unicycle ...
Or even a simple ultimate wheel or B.C. wheel, or does it?

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Should I build one

Post by Chris Fiddyme » Tue, 08 Aug 1995 04:00:00

If you build one he will come!

:-)