|2012-03-26, 02:06 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
So, I finally upgraded from my trainer Uni and am on a Muni now. Is there any routine maintenance key to a Uni's longevity? I mean my main sport XC Bike racing, there's maintenance to do after every 3 rides or so. So could anyone explain the preventative maintenance on most Muni's?
Also just wondering, has anyone ever tried clipless pedals on a Unicycle?
|2012-03-26, 02:24 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Berkeley, CA
Other than that, fix things that break.
|2012-03-26, 02:35 AM||#3|
Stupidity gets you 2 of these:
Mainly just make sure everything is tight. Cranks, frame & seat bolts, post clamp, pedals, spokes & true rim, and check tire pressure. Depending on how much you ride and if they get any rust, bearings need to be repacked w/ grease every other year or so.
My cranks had a tendency to loosen. Turns out a bit of grease got on the threads of the bolts. I cleaned and torqued them to the max (45 ft.lbs. on my DX) w/ blue locktite, similar w/ my seat bolts. That, tightening spokes and refilling/changing tires, are the only things I've ever had to do to any of my unis.
When riding regularly I check most of it about once a week.
Clipless - not recomended but a few have, I think all on SPD's. Get reall comfortable w/ a particular system on a b*ke, then practice in your yard. I've also read that it helps to be really good at riding w/ one foot w/ L & R on your Muni. SPD's also make a different cleet that releases when pulled up.
Ride everywhere and never just ride anywhere. If you can ride where you are going within a hour, do it, and if you can do a trick 50-75% of the time do it along the way.- Bob Burnquist
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