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Old 2010-12-15, 02:37 PM   #1
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weight and tire size

I am thinking about getting my first unicycle. I am a Fire Safety clown and hope to put it into on of my skits about wearing protective gear. I know someone willing to give me one. Its my hieght, but has a 16 in wheel,and I am heavy.(200 lbs) I was woundering if each tire size has a wieght limit. I plan on riding it at events. I'm not going to be doing any tricks like jumping over cars, or trail riding. Any info would be a help.
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Old 2010-12-15, 03:22 PM   #2
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Not sure about weight limit but a 16" wheel is probably too small for you...but for a clown skit - you decide. I would expect it to take the weight.
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Old 2010-12-15, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. It's seems like a well built uni. So I 'm hoping that it will hold. Anything else I should look for on it?
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Maybe you should post a picture of it here and get some better feedback. My answer was simply that a 16" tire should hold your weight.

The sticky part is that most 16" unicycles probably fall in the TOY category. Its hard to say if the uni will break without knowing anything about it.

If you think it is tough enough and you aren't precious about it maybe you should just roll with it until it breaks and then get a better one. If you ride for long you'll be shopping anyway though. Its just the way of hobbies.
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Old 2010-12-16, 02:51 AM   #5
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It's a cycle pro. It is in great condition. Never used. The guy that owned it did not want to ride it. It seems very well constructed. No rust. I just did not want to take it and not be able to use it. Considering he could sell it for more money to someone else.
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Cycle Pro 16" Unicycle

They have them on Amazon new for $89. Not exactly valuable.

It will probably take your weight but no abuse which may be fine.
Is it tall enough for you?
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I don't know what the guy wants for it but I bet a torker CX would last longer and not cost much more.

http://www.unicycle.com/unicycles/by...er-cx-16-inch/

http://www.unicycle.com/unicycles/by...x-20-inch-red/
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Old 2010-12-17, 02:17 PM   #8
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It fits me. I was only on I for a second. It is still in the box it got shipped it. Iam getting it for $15. I just did not want to get it and not be able to use it. Not because I'm out money. But he can sell it for more than $15 elsewhere.

I don't plan on abusing it. In fact I don't plan on really "riding" it. My goal is to use it in safety skits. Possibly, use it at a fair. No jumping, no trails , hopefuly no big wrecks.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 2010-12-18, 03:53 AM   #9
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To increase its durability (since you should at least spend some time trying to learn to ride it), you could take it to a bike shop and have them true it. Usually machine-built wheels can use a little tweaking to optimize their strength. Though this might be better to do after you've spent some time on it, to give the spokes a little chance to get seated.
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