Couple of quick BC wheel questions:

Couple of quick BC wheel questions:

Post by SkierAle » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:32:04


Is it normal that the tyre rubs on your legs heaps when you're learning?
I think it's the main thing that's making it hard for me to learn
although I've only practised 15 minutes and I can skate mount and ride
a few metres. The hub on the wheel I have is pretty narrow. Should I
increase the Q factor by putting some spacers in the axle so i won't
rub as easily?

Also, does anyone else think nimbus plates are too high, even on the
lowest hole? The axle on my wheel sticks out heaps and I can barely get
my feet under the axle unless I have the balls of my feet on the plates.
Or is it good to have the balls of your feet on the plates?

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Post by fatlardboy1 » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:53:07

It is entirely normal for your legs to rub when you're learning.  It
gets better with time.  As for the plates, after trying Bedfords,
Nimbus plates are sh*t.  It definitely makes a difference to have lower
plates so your feet aren't crushed by the axle.

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Post by SkierAle » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:41:38

After another 15 minutes practise I can ride atleast 5m every time I
skate mount properly (I run out of room after that). I don't have room
to jump mount. My legs still rub a lot though, it's the most common
thing that makes me fall off. Yeah it seems stupid that nimbus plates
are so high, O well I can still get my feet under the axle so it should
be alright. Just lucky that I don't have big feet lol. Also I can't get
bedford plates very easily in NZ and I can't weld or anything so I just
decided to get nimbus plates.

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Post by padst3 » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:20:10

lol cool i got a nimbus bc wheel with the reinforced plates yesterday
and i rode it about 50m down a small slope after about an hour.Such
great fun :D.yes it usually rubs my legs but i wear pads and i move my
legs away from the tyre as quickly as possible

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Post by SkierAle » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:37:45

Quote:

> lol cool i got a nimbus bc wheel with the reinforced plates yesterday
> and i rode it about 50m down a small slope after about an hour.Such
> great fun :D.yes it usually rubs my legs but i wear pads and i move my
> legs away from the tyre as quickly as possible

Yeah it's pretty easy to learn ae? I think I'll just wear tight jeans
for as little rubbing as possible but still protection. I'm taking it
to the unicycle club tonight so I'll actually have a chance to ride
more than 5m. It is great fun. I think I'll still spend more time
unicycling but if I ever need a break from unicycling I'll be jumping
straight on my BC

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Post by padst3 » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:35:41

yeah ill still ride my uni more aswell.Cant wait to do decent hops

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Post by Spencer Hochber » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:42:27

I used to wear an ace bandage on my leg so I wouldn't tear up my leg
with the tire.
I have tried the nimbus plates and they are not low enough, the bolt
will kill your foot. They came out with that longer nut to make the
axle stick out more and that is a really bad idea unless the bolt is
completely over your shoe.

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Post by SkierAle » Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:15:58

BC wheeling's going pretty well for me now. I can ride off small drops,
and ride downhill for atleast 50m. I put some spacers inbetween the hub
and the plates and that has meant I can get my second foot on easier
when skate mounting and I don't hurt my foot as much. Also I can
usually keep even weight on the plates now so my legs dont rub much,
which means I go much faster and further lol.

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Post by buch » Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:31:32

Quote:

> .. the bolt will kill your foot. ...

a cushion would be nice ^^

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Post by buch » Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:34:11

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> .. the bolt will kill your foot. ...

a cushion would be nice  :)

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