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Old 2017-01-11, 11:57 AM   #91
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Went to Durham juggling club and it was amazing, Roger immediately noticed that my uni was put together a little lightly, causing the cranks and pedals to be super wobbly...and my seat was too low (new post ordered) and the seat was too teeny (new seato ordered too), I got to ride with someone else which was great, and I got to have a go on his 29" Muni...which was terrifying. Great night though and I'll definitely be going back
Don't exaggerate... it was only a 26", we can do a 29" when you come next. ;-)

You did really well and I think will really settle in to slightly bigger wheels when you have basic riding sorted... and that wont be long.
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Old 2017-01-11, 11:59 AM   #92
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Don't exaggerate... it was only a 26", we can do a 29" when you come next
Was it?! Cripes I can't imagine what the bigger ones are like

I ordered the stuff, a 22.2 x 300 post was the right one, right?
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Old 2017-01-11, 12:03 PM   #93
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ha ha, maybe I should bring a 36" to show you. :-)

Yes, the seat and seatpost you have bought will work great with your unicycle. They will definitely help your riding. The club saddle you bought is similar to the one I was riding, so I think you will be ok with that.
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Old 2017-01-11, 12:05 PM   #94
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Sweet, hopefully I'll be cruising round centre parcs (holding someone's hand)
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Old 2017-01-11, 01:30 PM   #95
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Well done, and lucky you to have a club nearby! Riding on your own, how long would it have taken to realize the uni was not in its best form? Keep up the good work, and as Roger said, you'll be there soon!

And yes Roger, you should bring a 36" next time!
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Old 2017-01-11, 02:06 PM   #96
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I don't know that I would have realised for a long time, I just kind of thought though that they were a bit rattly and more so as mine is a cheaper amazon job.
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Old 2017-01-11, 07:28 PM   #97
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Brilliant, I am so pleased for you to get with others, I am green with envy to be honest. A loose something or other always makes me feel unsafe, so well done Roger for his input there as well. Which reminds me that I have to but another longer seat post for my recycled 20" now.
Keep it up, you know it makes sense.. !!
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Old 2017-01-11, 07:45 PM   #98
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Now I've started, there's no stopping. Had a couple of those moments where it felt right, and I want to repeat this whenever I can and always feel like I'm flying!
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Old 2017-01-11, 11:39 PM   #99
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The seat post and UDC saddle made all the difference on my cheap 20"
It helps when the uni goes where you want to point it.

I also tried the cheap 20" wheel in my orange Club 24" frame as a test yesterday, and it was solid upgrade.
So I plan to get a new frame on Friday which doesn't flex as much as the kids frame it came with.
A bit like "Triggers broom" nothing on the 20" will be original soon.

£600 spent so far, and counting.

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Old 2017-01-12, 08:10 AM   #100
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The seat post and UDC saddle made all the difference on my cheap 20"
It helps when the uni goes where you want to point it.

I also tried the cheap 20" wheel in my orange Club 24" frame as a test yesterday, and it was solid upgrade.
So I plan to get a new frame on Friday which doesn't flex as much as the kids frame it came with.
A bit like "Triggers broom" nothing on the 20" will be original soon.

£600 spent so far, and counting.
Yes, when I got the new Nimbus II for my birthday, I realised that the seat on my first uni was far too small and that it was really nice not having to readjust it after every UPD. So I got a 'seconds' Nimbus gel and a new seat-post. And new pedals to replace the rubber kids bike pedals it came with. And it seemed a bit pointless having two similar unis so I also put a fat 'muni' style tyre on it and now it is really nice to ride. I also put a Nimbus seat on my Qu-ax 24" as I found the original seat very hard and slippery, and replaced the pedals on that too as I liked the grip of the plastic Nimbus ones better with the shoes I wear.
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Old 2017-01-12, 09:25 AM   #101
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I'm very hopeful that the new seat and post will make my uni a more comfortable ride
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UniRosie, you are already helping me by going through your seat post height thing, and reminding me that I need a longer one for my restructured 20", so thank you very much...
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Old 2017-01-12, 06:38 PM   #103
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Well I'm glad I've reminded you then

I'm glad to see that others go through the same kind of learning issues as I have.

I have very little doubt that I'll wind up buying a 26 (or something) muni for going out on once I've learned but I'm saving at the minute for a bug trip away on my motorbike so I'm really having to keep reminding myself not to buy another uni just yet haha
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Old 2017-01-12, 10:39 PM   #104
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...................Also tilt the seat up as far as it can go in the front, that helps....................
It took a while - but once I found my balance point and started to sit in the seat more, this advice from Roger helped with my set-up.

I had always felt much more comfortable with the seat pushed back in the adjusters as far as it would go to keep the seat flat, so I didn't fall off the back.
Once I started sitting in the seat properly, it was more comfortable to have the seat pushed as far forward as possible on the seat post slots - so the nose was way up in the air.

This offers more of the front handle to grab onto, and pushes the uni forwards when the seat is loaded up.
The forward momentum means that I can pedal like a Duracell bunny and go faster by sitting down.
To slow down you put more weight on the pedals, which unloads the weight from the seat and the uni slows down.

There should be no stopping me now (once I can free mount properly)
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Old 2017-01-13, 07:28 PM   #105
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Received my new seat (and post) today

So so comfy compared to the old one
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