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Old 2018-05-16, 02:55 PM   #16
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Some solid tires -Greentyre, for example- are polyurethane.
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Old 2019-06-04, 11:55 AM   #17
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Apologies if this has been discussed before but thoughts on this?

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Any more news on this?
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Old 2019-07-31, 06:54 PM   #18
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Did anyone ever hear anymore about this? I'd still love to get one, one day.
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Old 2019-07-31, 10:51 PM   #19
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Tommie will make you a 48, or something bigger, if you want. http://sillycycle.com/unicycle_factory/
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Old 2019-08-01, 04:03 AM   #20
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Tommy does not have access to the gray wheelchair rubber anymore. He said he could not replace my tire. I will only ride it on a smooth surface if I take it for a spin.
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Tommie will make you a 48, or something bigger, if you want. http://sillycycle.com/unicycle_factory/
I hope this is still true, but the above quote suggests it may be a problem. Most wheelchairs now use pneumatic tires. But there must still be some kind of product out there, including whatever the penny farthing guys use for their tires...
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Old 2019-08-01, 05:03 AM   #21
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But there must still be some kind of product out there, including whatever the penny farthing guys use for their tires...
It seems that some of the penny manufacturers (including UDC) are using a microcellular polyurethane tyre moulded in one piece, commissioned by Per-Olof Kippel of http://www.standardhighwheels.se (he makes his own beautiful pennies as well).

Per-Olof has two types of tyres available (racing and touring, with the former being lighter), in the following sizes: 48”, 50”, 52”, 54”, 56”. Since both he and UDC also offer hubs, spokes and rims, the only thing missing is a suitable unicycle frame(s). If someone were to make one, it would be possible to build a unicycle in any of these sizes.

UDC definitely have a team who could come up with and build a suitable frame made, if they wanted to. Perhaps the niche of interested riders is considered to be too small.

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Old 2019-08-01, 11:19 AM   #22
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If it is just a question of frame, you can also have a custom frame builder (like Jacob Flansberry) to build you one
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Old 2019-08-01, 03:58 PM   #23
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I hope this is still true, but the above quote suggests it may be a problem. Most wheelchairs now use pneumatic tires. But there must still be some kind of product out there, including whatever the penny farthing guys use for their tires...
I would think that any wheelwright that does hard rubber tires on wagon/buggy wheels could also install hard rubber tires on a unicycle/penny farthing. Like this.
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Old 2019-08-02, 02:26 AM   #24
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I would think that any wheelwright that does hard rubber tires on wagon/buggy wheels could also install hard rubber tires on a unicycle/penny farthing. Like this.
That's what some people rode on before Tom Miller started making his Big Wheels in the late 70s. Those wagon wheels are HEAVY, but very visually striking and great for parades and shows. But I don't know that those tires are made to fit bicycle rims; I guess it depends how much flexibility they have with the material.
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Old 2019-08-06, 08:11 PM   #25
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What about this one: http://www.hiwheel.com/antique_replicas/unicycle.htm

38" - $684.00
48" - $774.00
52" - $904.00
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Old 2019-08-06, 08:50 PM   #26
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What about this one: http://www.hiwheel.com/antique_replicas/unicycle.htm

38" - $684.00
48" - $774.00
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Interesting... but that saddle. Not sure that is something I would want on a unicycle.
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Old 2019-08-07, 12:47 AM   #27
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That's what some people rode on before Tom Miller started making his Big Wheels in the late 70s. Those wagon wheels are HEAVY, but very visually striking and great for parades and shows. But I don't know that those tires are made to fit bicycle rims; I guess it depends how much flexibility they have with the material.
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Greg Barron in Alameda sells black and red hard rubber tires in different sizes that would work on your large uni. He may even install a tire on yours when needed.

He also has some videos on how to install hard rubber tires. At: https://youtu.be/DxSDOzDoO-w
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Old 2019-08-07, 03:59 AM   #28
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Thanks, that's good to know! Someday I might need the upgrade. I may have even met Greg once upon a time, when the guys from Rideable Bicycle Replicas let me ride one of their Pennies in a race at the Davis Cyclebration. A 1-mile race on an athletics track. I was really fast on the first lap, but overdid it, and got handily passed by most of the field, who knew how to pace themselves on one of those machines...
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