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Old 2003-01-05, 08:22 PM   #1
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Production KH24 photos

The photos posted by Monty awhile back of his Norco KH24 were a bit different from the final version delivered to Unicycle.com. I have posted photos in the gallery but I don't know how to set up a hot link to it. If someone wants to do that, please do.
The most obvious difference is the color. They are black, which I prefer. The Alex rim is also all black.
I've upgraded some of the components. I did not like the KH seat. It is way better than a Viscount and more comfortable to me than a stock Miyata but as far as I'm concerned, cannot compare to a Miyata based airseat conversion.
I changed the stock Duro tire out for a Gazz.
I changed out the stock Wellgo pedals for a pair of Shimano DX's.
I added a pair of Magura brakes and a Thomson seat post.
The bearing holders are really quite nice, thay have a beveled outer edge like the Hunter holders.
I've given the MUni a pretty good work out so far on the trails and I am very pleased. Not only is it a great unicycle for the price, it really is a great unicycle period.
The axle is quite stout and the cranks are as well. They are not offset like the Profiles, which I am used to, but they really didn't take much of an adjustment at all. I have not had any problems with my ankles hitting the axle mounting flange either.
So far I have nothing negative to report. The only thing I can think of is that the bearing is an odd size. I'm told it has an O.D. of 42mm. If for some reason you wanted to change to a Profile set up, I don't know if a bearing with that O.D. is available that will fit the Profile axle.
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Old 2003-01-05, 08:28 PM   #2
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Production KH24 photos

Ummmm...

In the interests of truth in advertising (the thread title is Production KH24 photos) !

Pictures, puh-leeze?

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Old 2003-01-05, 08:33 PM   #3
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Pics...

Here we go:



Production KH24 with upgrades:leather covered airseat,24 X 3 Gazz, Thomson post, Shimano pedals and Magura brakes



Rear view of gusset



Bearing holders and crank. The holders are nice and have a beveled outside edge like the Hunters but this is obscured by the dust cover flange.

All in all, a very good uni! I got the captions from the gallery. Was the KH saddle that bad?
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Old 2003-01-05, 08:35 PM   #4
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I was wondering how that Duro 3.0 compares to the Gazz 3.0. I still have never spent much time up on any 3.0 tire, but I get the impression from the forum that the Gazz is the only way to fly.

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Old 2003-01-05, 08:35 PM   #5
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http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/albuo63

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Old 2003-01-05, 08:44 PM   #6
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Thanks for the sexy pics, vortex_oow!

U-Turn, I've done my fair share of clicking, but I'm out of school, now!

What I'm after now, is convenience... and truth in advertising!

That gallery link you provided is very convenient! Thanks!
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Old 2003-01-05, 10:12 PM   #7
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To Gluteous Maximus:
Didn't mean to bait and switch on you, I did however have a disclaimer in the opening paragraph.

To Vortex:
Thanks for the help.

To U-turn:
Thanks for linking things up.


The Velo KH seat is not terrible, It is just has nowhere near the comfort of an air seat. It feels a bit hard to me and it seems to force you to the center area. If you notice from my gallery photos, I am of the low saddle, high tilt school. My son has the KH on his Schwinn and he loves it. It is a great improvement over the Viscount.

I put my Gazz on the wheel before I even put the uni together. The Duro has a rounder profile than the Gazz, I can't give a ride report though, as I have never ridden it.
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Old 2003-01-05, 10:24 PM   #8
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Question strange

the foot platform is about an inch higher than the Pro model,thats weird....
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Old 2003-01-05, 10:34 PM   #9
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the kh velo seat

i've actually had some problems with the kh seat.For one, its to wide on the sides of it for hopping with the seat out, and two , i just cant stand those plastic handles in the front .

but thats just my opinion
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Frank wrote:

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I'm told it has an O.D. of 42mm. If for some reason you wanted to change to a Profile set up, I don't know if a bearing with that O.D. is available that will fit the Profile axle.
Interesting ... perhaps another bearing size to consider. My bearing catalog lists a 42mm od x 20mm id (.787") bearing as a standard size. This would lead me to think that the splined axle on the new KH uni is 20mm - not 19mm (.750") like the Profile.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Old 2003-01-06, 12:41 AM   #11
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Yes, the axle is listed as 20mm O.D. This may also make the stock wheel tough to place on another unicycle. Is there a bearing made with a 20mm I.D. and a 40mm O.D.?

The new hub/axle seems really tough, but it would be nice to have the option of putting a Profile hub on the frame just in case. Is there a bearing out there with a 19mm I.D. with a 42 O.D.?
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Old 2003-01-06, 12:48 AM   #12
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are you using a seat post shim?it looks like one.
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Old 2003-01-06, 12:56 AM   #13
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Yes, it comes with a shim sized for a 27.2 post. I think for the most part, this frame is very close to the custom one with the obvious exeption of different bearing holders.
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Old 2003-01-06, 06:25 AM   #14
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Mmmm that is one sexy machine. I have one coming my way soon!

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Old 2003-01-06, 10:53 PM   #15
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Re: Production KH24 photos

"Frank A." wrote:

> The new hub/axle seems really tough, it would be nice to have the
> option of putting a Profile hub on the frame just in case.



Greetings,

I'm still struggling (internally) on whether to purchase the lower
end KH24 or a Yuni/Profile uni. I think honestly that the KH24 is a
better buy for the money. However, my concern is maintenance and parts
availability.

The bearings for the KH24 (as described at uni.com) are supposed to be
20mmX42mm and are not for sale on their site. I don't see any KH24
splined cranks for sale either. What would happen if you were to bend or
break a crank? I 'was' thinking that worst case scenario would be to
replace the sheelset with a Profile one, now that's not looking like an
option. Hmmmmm...


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