Muni building question

Muni building question

Post by Slavoj's b » Sat, 28 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Since I can't seem to find anybody to sell me a plain old 24" or bigger
wheel cotterless crank uni, I'm thinking of buildin' me a Mountain Uni.
What I was considering was using one of those suspension forks off a
mountain bike as the frame. My question is what kind of dropouts a uni
needs. I don't have a uni at the moment--actually haven't since I was
around 12, when I lived on it; I'll be 32 next month!--so I don't have
anything to look at for construction tips. The other questions involve
things like whether special hubs are needed for the wheel, where I can
buy a set of cranks, a seatpost and seat, etc. Am I going to have to
learn to be a steel fabricator to accomplish this task? Is there a book
like _Zen and the art of uni maintanence_?

Thanks muchly,

Peter

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Muni building question

Post by Neil ''Fred'' Picciot » Sun, 29 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Since I can't seem to find anybody to sell me a plain old 24" or bigger
> wheel cotterless crank uni, I'm thinking of buildin' me a Mountain Uni.
> What I was considering was using one of those suspension forks off a
> mountain bike as the frame. My question is what kind of dropouts a uni
> needs. I don't have a uni at the moment--actually haven't since I was
> around 12, when I lived on it; I'll be 32 next month!--so I don't have
> anything to look at for construction tips. The other questions involve
> things like whether special hubs are needed for the wheel, where I can
> buy a set of cranks, a seatpost and seat, etc. Am I going to have to
> learn to be a steel fabricator to accomplish this task? Is there a book
> like _Zen and the art of uni maintanence_?

I don't know about a book, but for buying parts, I recommend Tom Miller
(a.k.a. the Unicycle Factory).  See the FAQ for his address/phone/etc (or
check out http://nimitz.mcs.kent.edu/~bkonarsk/).  In all likelihood he's
got everything you might want or need.

Good Luck!

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