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Old 2011-10-14, 02:32 PM   #1
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Homemade Unicycle training wheel

I thought I would share some photos of my Design and Technology project from a few months ago as the title says it is a unicycle training wheel. I thought this design might work because I figure everybody who wants to learn to ride a unicycle can ride a regular bike. By adding this attachment to the unicycle they would get the feel of riding a unicycle and the familiar feel of the handlebars and the extra wheel. I tested it on a few friends and come to the conclusion it that it would be quicker to learn the old fashion way but it ended up being a lot of fun for people who can already ride.
I made the attachment from the front half of a big wheeled scooter and the two cross bar things from a old pink mountain bike and a bit of pipe for the frame clamp. I had most of the materials sitting under the house so all I had to by where the nuts and bolts.

I've seen a few different designs out there and wondering if anyone else has had a go at making one and if it was a success or not?

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Old 2011-10-14, 03:04 PM   #2
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I want that crap! Seriously, it must be really fun, you can go in a skatepark and ask the BMXers for a wheelie contest

I have to make one of these for me
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Old 2011-10-14, 03:32 PM   #3
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Have you seen a Super Trick Cycle? If not then you've spookily built one without knowing they exist
I think they rotate at the rear joint as well (where you've got the clamp), making them even weirder.
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Old 2011-10-14, 07:45 PM   #4
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You should get some BMX pegs on the front wheel and do some sick riding :P If I have the materials to do that I will defenitly make one!
I think you should make an upgrade on the front wheel and get a 20" wheel on there too
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Old 2011-10-15, 12:09 AM   #5
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I want that crap! Seriously, it must be really fun, you can go in a skatepark and ask the BMXers for a wheelie contest

I have to make one of these for me
Haha, yeah it is pretty fun I just need to make the welds a bit strong so it doesn't feel like it is going to break.

Yes, you should defiantly make one specially if you already have some of the materials.

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Have you seen a Super Trick Cycle? If not then you've spookily built one without knowing they exist
I think they rotate at the rear joint as well (where you've got the clamp), making them even weirder.
I just looked that up and it looks like a better cleaner version of mine haha
Thanks for sharing

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You should get some BMX pegs on the front wheel and do some sick riding :P If I have the materials to do that I will defenitly make one!
I think you should make an upgrade on the front wheel and get a 20" wheel on there too
Haha good idea. I think I have some old pegs lying around to I will try that today.

Yeah, you should make one they are fun and fairly easy to make.

That was my original plan this one was just meant to be a working prototype and if this worked well enough I would make a stronger cooler one.
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I have two old BMXs laying around that no one uses, so I think I will make it out of one of them. I also have some pegs that I definitely will add to it!
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Old 2011-10-15, 10:43 PM   #7
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I have two old BMXs laying around that no one uses, so I think I will make it out of one of them. I also have some pegs that I definitely will add to it!
Awesome, can you post up some pics when you're done I wouldn't mind having a look.
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Awesome, can you post up some pics when you're done I wouldn't mind having a look.
Not sure yet if I will build it, but if I does, I'll post some pictures
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