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Old 2019-12-02, 08:26 PM   #16
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Well, the nice folks over at unicycle.com were able to intercept my order and swap it out for a nimbus 24" (I'm 6' tall). I'll pick up a 29er if I survive the 24.

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Excellent outcome! Get comfortable, learn to ride, mount and turn.... then consider the 29er.

Btw, 24 and 26 are the sizes I enjoy the most. Good maneuverability, yet much less pedalling needed than on a 20. I'm 5'5". I'd even ride distances over 10km on them to go places. (For some reason I feel more camber issues on a 29". Maybe because I don't have as much experience on it).

Anyway, good luck!
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Old 2019-12-02, 08:44 PM   #17
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If you are not wanting to tear up your plastic seat bumpers while you learn, I have used white athletic tape cut in strips to cover them up. They get banged up after while so I swapped them out occasionally. Once I wasn't falling as much I removed the tape. Note...you always fall at some point which is half the fun and what the bumpers are good for.... how you fall is the key.
Nice tip, thanks!

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Old 2019-12-02, 10:53 PM   #18
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For some reason I feel more camber issues on a 29
Gockie, sorry, stupid questions follow ... what are 'camber issues'?
I assume that the road camber makes it hard to ride a uni straight right?
Do you always need to re-change your direction against the camber?
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Old 2019-12-03, 03:05 AM   #19
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Gockie, sorry, stupid questions follow ... what are 'camber issues'?
I assume that the road camber makes it hard to ride a uni straight right?
Do you always need to re-change your direction against the camber?
It's hard to ride straight when there's road camber. Most unis I have no issues. Others are simply horrid!

When I feel camber, I end up with my body tilted to one side, (very uncomfortable to ride) and when it's really bad an arm is needed, waving about like a beginner to stay mounted.

Sometimes you just have to look for the flattest piece of road ahead, even if its towards the centre of the road.
I've been told to move my foot to the outside of the pedal on the low side, but it's not that easy to do while riding (some pedals have pins for better grip, but it means you really have to think about taking your foot off to change its position on the pedal.)

I think tyres with greater cross section volume have this issue more than smaller tyres, and maybe the tyre's wall stiffness is involved. Certainly tyre pressure is involved, making the uni more or less susceptible to camber. Worth trying to swap tyres and trying different air pressures to find what is best.
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