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Old 2004-12-31, 04:43 PM   #1
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Schlumpf Unicycles

Just looked at Schlumpf website and you can order the geared unicycles. Looks like $1,300 + VAT + shipping. Oh well maybe I'll win the lottery.
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Old 2004-12-31, 04:53 PM   #2
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just for fun i tried filling out the form, but you have to be a registered member of the site just to send a message, and the site offers no procedure for how to do that.
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Old 2004-12-31, 05:51 PM   #3
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I'm not ordering one. But which one to order? 1.1 and 1.5 ratios with either 24 or 28" wheel.

If you gave one to me, I would have a hard time choosing. Right now, (coin flips....) 28" wheel for cruising.
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Old 2005-01-01, 12:38 AM   #4
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After caculating the effective wheel size, decided I'd go with the 24" wheel version.

24"@1.1ratio=26.4" effective wheel size
24"@1.5ratio=36" effective wheel size
28"@1.1ratio=30.8" effective wheel size
28"@1.5ratio=42" effective wheel size

Cool, but still not buying one.
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Old 2005-01-01, 04:33 AM   #5
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I think I might be getting one, but probably in August when I'm in Switzerland. Would rather have it on a Coker though
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Old 2005-01-01, 07:18 AM   #6
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Re: Schlumpf Unicycles

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:51:14 -0600, "Chrashing" wrote:

>I'm not ordering one. But which one to order? 1.1 and 1.5 ratios with
>either 24 or 28" wheel.


You read that wrong. The hub is shiftable between 1:1 (i.e. direct
drive) and 1:1.5 gearing. There is no 1:1.1 ratio.

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Old 2005-01-01, 07:18 AM   #7
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Re: Schlumpf Unicycles

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 10:43:58 -0600, "oxfordrider" wrote:

>Looks like $1,300 + VAT + shipping.


That's a hefty price but it would still be cool to have one...

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Old 2005-01-01, 05:09 PM   #8
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Thank you Klaas Bil for correcting me. Sorry about that error.
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Old 2005-01-02, 04:20 AM   #9
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what is the schlumpf website? i tried schlumpf.com but that's some stupid flash site with cartoons and junk
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Old 2005-01-02, 04:54 AM   #10
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what is the schlumpf website? i tried schlumpf.com but that's some stupid flash site with cartoons and junk
http://www.schlumpf.ch

Click "Welcome" for English then the box for unicycle.

I got an e-mail from Schlumpf today saying they should have a Coker frame mid 2005.
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Old 2005-01-02, 06:48 AM   #11
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Re: Schlumpf Unicycles

On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 22:54:26 -0600, "UniBrier" wrote:

>I got an e-mail from Schlumpf today saying they should have a Coker
>frame mid 2005.


I suppose that means they will offer a complete 36" geared unicycle?
Alternatively, they could sell the hub separately so that people can
build it in whatever they see fit.

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Old 2005-01-02, 04:00 PM   #12
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Schlumpf hub

Based on the Schlumpf website they won't be selling the hubs without the frames due to safety reasons. I'm wondering how good the hub will work on a 36" wheel. The hubs are pretty narrow. Any thoughts?
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Old 2005-01-02, 04:22 PM   #13
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Oh goody! I'm impressed with the level of feedback they give- I've had all my emails answered promptly too.
Good to hear that a Coker Schlumph will be available. I might hold out on getting one until then.

Oxfordrider- I personally prefer narrow hubs. The only time I think you may need a wide hub is for an off-road Coker wheel- but unless you have pretty strong legs I would guess an off-road Coker Schlumpf 1:1.5 is not going to be very practical. I ride off-road on a std UDC hub in my Coker wheel with no problems. I prefer the narrower Q-factor of UDC hub, but I'm short and light and don't do 7ft drops on my Coker.
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Old 2005-01-07, 06:10 AM   #14
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I also finally just got an email reply from Mr. Schlumph. He says he will sell just the hub, but no earlier than next Summer.

Anyone figure out how much the import duties will add to the US$1300. price???
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Old 2005-01-07, 03:48 PM   #15
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If the uni-drive is priced similar to the high-speed or mountain-drive it would be in the $500US range.

I'd like to hear an updated ride report from the Harper Hub Coker.

I spent some time on Blue Shift over the holidays and can confirm JC's observations in the linked thread. It is realy nice on the flats and rolling hills to go 12-13mph at 100-110 rpm.
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