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Old 2010-03-29, 08:22 AM   #256
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the reason people get the expensive things like ti hubs and such is because they like the bling FACTOR of there uni,and also because they can afford to spend endless amount on the things they love.

If you going to the extent of saving weight with a ti hub,its only 200g lighter.you can change so many parts out before the ti comes into play.but when you have exhausted all lighter options eg-tires,pedals,seat,seat post,frame and cranks you might have to spend big to for minimal weight.personally im waiting for the exceed hub to come out as im not a fan of the kh.
thats right.
the cheapest way to save weight is to use a lighter tube - but at the end if you did all the cheap things you will change the hub, frame or what else.

and you have the mental factor - even if there is non or just a small physical benefit, you will get better results in the awareness to use the best material
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Old 2010-04-12, 09:47 AM   #257
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I'm wanting to rebuild a unicycle once I return to the UK from my gap year abroad.

I've not been into the unicycling scene for several years now, but would like to have one kicking around again! It's just the best bit of casual garden messing around, and I miss it!

My basis'll be The Ti frame. I'm putting aside the ISIS/32h rim project, and just going for what has worked for this frame since it's early UniVeRse days.. good 'ol Profile hub and cranks. So I'm wondering what's good these days for other parts?

I'm after suggestions/input:

-a 36h RED rim of some sort... It seems no one makes these anymore? Try-All seems to have killed off their coloured rims of past?

-A slim Trials saddle... What's the slimmest and most durable one? I hear the new Impact Naomi is pretty ideal? Something about a unique removable cover feature too?

-Seatpost... just a 27.2mm aluminium one, but I'd like one with a strong join... Pit Fighter 3, new KH, and Impact no-weld... any others? What's the best?

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Old 2010-04-12, 10:32 AM   #258
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I am not sure what you will find in red for 36 hole trials rim if the 36 hole Try-All rims are no longer available in multiple colors any more.

I laced a 48h hub to a 32h rim with no problem and can't see why you should not be able to go that route to use the 32h rim you want.
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Old 2010-04-12, 01:42 PM   #259
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V!Z

Pretty tough rim
i use them for my 26" muni and my trial (new wheelset coming soon)
Lots of colours available

http://www.vizbikes.com/002.html
(take a look at the anod rim 20") Rear 19" is available with 36 holes.
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Old 2010-04-12, 02:11 PM   #260
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Hey thanks for replies. Ahh, shame is that I knew of the Viz a long time ago.. the brand is pretty shady though. The rims are pretty bad, as they have that awful brake-line indicator stripe on the sidewall. It's a dealbreaker. (unless recently they changed that?) I hope so

Hmm, it is a shame Tryall no longer makes coloured rims.

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Old 2010-04-12, 02:43 PM   #261
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They didnt change that, the rim i got 3 days ago looks like the one i got back in 2006. I never had a problem with the brakeline indicator till now though, did they break like the old Kris Holm rims or what is the problem with that?
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Old 2010-04-13, 12:25 AM   #262
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Unicycle.com (US) is selling powdercoated red KH rims. I don't know if the shipping will be massive, but it might be something to look into.
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Old 2010-04-13, 10:17 AM   #263
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Thanks for the input, that looks good. I was planning on powdercoating a KH rim as a last resort... But my uni already had the 'old school' rugged look with the Profiles and *powdercoated red rim. I hoped to 'modernize' it with an anodized red rim and clamp, with an ISIS set up.

Ahhh, well, if anyone can find out where I can still get a hold of a 36h red try-all rim, let me know!



Someone post some more Tritons up! Damn, I if wasn't riding The Ti, I would definitely be riding one of my own frames!
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Old 2010-04-13, 11:07 PM   #264
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Wow, I have no idea how I forgot to mention yesterday that I have a lightly used red tryall rim and matching clamp sitting in a box in my room. I have a couple pics...

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Old 2010-04-22, 01:35 PM   #265
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Old 2010-04-22, 02:02 PM   #266
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[COLOR="Navy"]a secret photo from tritonframes.com
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Old 2010-04-22, 07:21 PM   #267
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Very nice! Looks very clean, who's going to be the lucky owner?

Dmitry- popped you over an email about the trials frame.
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Old 2010-04-22, 11:07 PM   #268
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So sexy! I WANT ONE!!! If I ever break my KH frame again and I got alot of money I will get a Triton Trials frame. And if I ever have alot of money and I dont really know what to do with it, I'll buy one for my Muni as well
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Old 2010-04-23, 06:16 AM   #269
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Mmmm, that looks great! Now I want one too
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Old 2010-04-23, 07:39 AM   #270
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That looks much better IMO I am more likely to get one some time with the Hand brushed finish and daul brake mounts, I love the new look. Also I like the idea of dual brake mounts
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