Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2009-01-23, 12:30 AM   #1
Bacon
Unregistered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
My New Uni: K1 Green Spirit Frame?

I am currently in the process of waiting for a White Russian frame from Koxx-One at Renegade and I'm starting to have second thoughts. I am going to be using this uni for trials and flatland (maybe a bit of street too). I was thinking if I should take the Green Spirit frame (K1 also) instead because it looks like the crown design of the Devil frames might get in the way when placing your foot on it, and the GS is slightly lighter. So, my questions for you are:

1. Will the GS frame be able to withstand trials use. After all, it's alluminum and the White Russian is CrMo.

2. Are the decals on the GS removeable? On the K1 site it says it's "waterdecal artwork" ( I like the color combinations on the White Russian, so I want to put the White Russian decals on the Green Spirit frame).
Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 12:36 AM   #2
uninorcal
The Legit Way
 
uninorcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Truckee, Nor Cal
Age: 27
Posts: 613
1. The aluminum frame if hit hard enough it will break. Trust me I ride a Black Domina.
2. No they are permanent unless you want to strip the paint repaint it and put on the white russian stickers, WHICH WOULD BE SICK.

I would stick with the White Russian (That was my old frame), It is a solid frame that is good all around, especially if you want to do trials. My Black Domina doesn't touch trials. Stick with the Russian

EDIT: Just in case you didn't know, the Black Domina and the Green Spirit are the same just different paint job.
__________________
Unicycle for Steeze

-Peace

Last edited by uninorcal; 2009-01-23 at 12:38 AM.
uninorcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 12:45 AM   #3
Emile.m
Registered User
 
Emile.m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montréal
Age: 27
Posts: 2,841
Send a message via MSN to Emile.m
Take a KH frame and paint it.

Voilà.

Best option, way much cheaper.(vs black domina) And way lighter(vs white russian)
Emile.m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 12:50 AM   #4
Bacon
Unregistered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
O.k. thanks. I guess I'm sticking with the White Russian frame then .
Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 01:05 AM   #5
uninorcal
The Legit Way
 
uninorcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Truckee, Nor Cal
Age: 27
Posts: 613
Koxx One forever... good choice
__________________
Unicycle for Steeze

-Peace
uninorcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 01:17 AM   #6
Jerrick
King of Carnies
 
Jerrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Spokane, WA
Age: 30
Posts: 9,744
Send a message via MSN to Jerrick
Quote:
Originally Posted by uninorcal View Post
1. The aluminum frame if hit hard enough it will break. Trust me I ride a week frame.
Geeze.

If I was you, id go KH painted white. Its aluminum, but trust me, hit that thing as much as you want and it will hold longer than the greenspirit, unless the Black Domina II frame is a lot a lot better than the first, but doesnt seem that way as Ive seen one ripped right in half from about 4months of use.

If you have some grudge against KH, then go for the White russian. If the little nubs really bother you, then just go for the KH for added durability.
__________________
Just bumming around MR~~~~~~~~~Team Forrest~~~~~~~~~Team Dirty Bird!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Check out my Band.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!Quack!~~~~Team Spencer!~~~Member of the MRIS.
Want some advice? Do better.
~Jerrick
Jerrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 02:21 AM   #7
Bacon
Unregistered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
Hmmmm, that actually sounds like a better idea to me. My friend just got a new KH, and I have to say that the frame is pretty awesome. So I'm gonna check around my town to see if theres a good place where I can get a frame ripped and powder coated. In the meantime, will a KH frame even fit a K1 wheelset? I can't find the specs.
Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 04:47 AM   #8
Bacon
Unregistered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
Ok never mind, I got it.
Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-23, 06:09 AM   #9
mornish
magic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: tomorrow.
Age: 26
Posts: 5,895
Send a message via ICQ to mornish Send a message via AIM to mornish Send a message via MSN to mornish Send a message via Skype™ to mornish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
Ok never mind, I got it.
Kris makes excellent products, if you get anything from him you'll be well pleased. Yes, people have broken his frames, but the percentage of broken frames is very small considering how many people use them. They are also made out of aluminum, and if you ride hard enough you'll break anything. Kris' products are awesome.
mornish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-01-24, 02:25 AM   #10
blueharmony
Kenny Cason
 
blueharmony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
Age: 60
Posts: 693
FYI: there are different grades of aluminum, some are stronger than others. Most unicycle aluminum is called 6061 which is stronger than regular aluminum but not as strong as 7005 . I don't know about Koxx frames but KH is made from 7005 aluminum and hence is more durable than most.
__________________
- Kenny
blueharmony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
frame, green, spirit, uni


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 26" Nimbus Muni Frame, Custom Color - Metallic Green Apple Nurse Ben Trading Post 7 2009-07-14 09:01 PM
How solid is the k1 XTP (frame/wheel set/hub/cranks) unibikeling General Unicycling Discussions 60 2009-01-19 07:40 AM
[For Sale] Koxx-One Green Spirit! pedrotejada Trading Post 25 2009-01-07 08:49 PM
my new frame bobousse General Unicycling Discussions 35 2007-09-12 04:23 PM
K1 hub and Qu-Ax frame? zfreak220 Unicycle Product Reviews 5 2006-07-31 12:30 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.09521 seconds with 11 queries