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Old 2016-01-13, 12:12 AM   #46
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I e-mailed them 3 times over a period of a couple years, no response any time. I am not sure if it's because I mention shipping to Canada...
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Old 2016-01-13, 12:52 AM   #47
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Either one of those may have been the issue. They are really old-school, and while I do 99.9% of my business dealings via email or the web, I called them on the phone and ordered it. No problems that way!
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Old 2016-01-14, 08:11 PM   #48
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Here's mine.

Until I get some more money, the wheel's playing swapsies with my 36er.
That does however come with the advantage of having brake and bars set up ready.

The wheel is using the standard spokes and nipples and a 48h red Qu-Ax ISIS hub. The larger flanges mean that 3 cross is way off for spoke length but 4 cross is spot on.

I estimated the rim ERD at ~650mm.
The stock b*ke hub measured up at 44.5mm PCD, 53mm spacing. This equates to 3 cross spoke length at ~309mm.
The Qu-Ax hub comes in at 63.7 PCD, 64.5mm spacing, giving ~300mm 3 cross or ~309mm 4 cross.

Actually measuring the spokes (in the wheel, I forgot when they were out) gives me more like 312 so I guess the rim ERD is actually closer to 654mm.

Anyway I hope that calculation helps someone out.
Where did you get the saddle bag from and how is it fitted?

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Old 2016-01-14, 08:59 PM   #49
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Where did you get the saddle bag from and how is it fitted?
For how it's mounted, see here.
It's not ideal as the rack slopes downwards quite a bit at the back. As I mention in that post, the bag's slope stops it looking too bad but anything heavy that you put in it ends up right at the back unless you pack it in with clothing, which isn't ideal.

A lot of people seem to now use these.

As to what bag it is, I can't actually remember at the moment but it started falling apart quite quickly so I'd not recommend it. Any small rack mountable bag should work well.


Edit: Apologies, I should have read the actual post you were referencing.

It's a Vaude top tube bag like this.
It's mounted on the frame/seatpost and the bottom of my T-bar. As I don't have the bars out very far and I never cut it down, it gives me that 'top tube' to attach to. I also have my front light battery attached on the top there as you can see in the picture.
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Old 2016-01-14, 10:21 PM   #50
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No don't apologise - you have given me some excellent ideas there 😀

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Old 2016-03-03, 01:59 PM   #51
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New 32 tyre tested

Finally got round to putting a video together of testing the new Nimbus 32

https://youtu.be/GMlfckpxdoc

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Old 2017-12-31, 03:52 PM   #52
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What's the actual outside diameter of a 32'' wheel? Might need a faster commuter that isn't as huge as a 36'' :P
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Old 2017-12-31, 04:27 PM   #53
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What's the actual outside diameter of a 32'' wheel? Might need a faster commuter that isn't as huge as a 36'' :P
I've measured my 32's rolling circumference at 2500mm, so approximately 800mm diameter.
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Old 2018-01-02, 05:42 PM   #54
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The Nimbus is 32" diameter, but the Kent is only 31 1/2". The tire is a little narrower than the Nightrider, also. The biggest difference is the cost. It costs about $75 for the whole wheel/tire combo shipped from Kent in New Jersey. If you already have a 48-hole hub, this may be worth looking into. (I've read elsewhere that the stock spokes fit the new application, but I haven't personally tried this.)
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Old 2018-01-02, 05:54 PM   #55
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To clarify, my measurements were for the Nimbus rim and original Nimbus Nightrider tyre (the new lite version is slightly larger as I understand it).
800mm is basically 31.5". I do run it with relatively low pressures though so pumped up hard you'd probably get a rolling circumference of 32", especially with the new tyre.

The Kent wheel works with the original spokes in a 4 cross pattern with the Qu-Ax 48 hole ISIS hub.

I'd recommend anyone thinking about getting a 32" to ignore the Kent wheel now though. The rim, spokes, and tyre are all pretty crap compared to the Nimbus offering.
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Old 2018-01-06, 05:49 PM   #56
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Awesome thanks! Will keep you guys posted if it ever happens!
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Old 2018-11-13, 10:04 AM   #57
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New to 32 big wheel

Having put together my 32, there is a sense of accomplishment in doing something I seriously doubted I could do. Now the next step is increasing my capacity to ride and enjoy the beauty.

The seat was flattened, which made it amazingly comfortable for local riding. I'm considering now sanding the Kent tire, as mentioned in an earlier post, to improve the handling. It is definitely a new experience riding this as compared to the 20 and 24 inch unicycle. Maybe its the tire's mass. Maybe its the intrinsic mass of the whole 32, but the sensation of riding this feels like 'cruising. (either an ocean liner or driving one of those larger mid century classic cars) First impressions, which are feeling more normal now, were, I was mounted and riding on power. ..power to amplify my effort more than any of my other unis.

frame - KH 36
tire, spokes and tube- Kent 32
hub - 48 hole Nimbus hub
crank arms - KH 125/150
cheapo plastic pedals
cheapo unicycle seat flattened
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Old 2018-11-13, 10:30 AM   #58
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Having put together my 32, there is a sense of accomplishment
how long did it take you to build it? I'm way too lazy to assemble my own unis and just buy them.

Where did you get that mirror that you attached to your helmet? I think that is mighty smart. I never feel comfy having to turn too far behind me to look who's there.
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Old 2018-11-13, 05:57 PM   #59
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Welcome to the 32"er club!
Congratulations, someday I wish to tackle lacing a hub.
I love the 32s. I'm down to 104 cranks now which gets the seat back up towards 36" territory(50").
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Old 2018-11-13, 11:42 PM   #60
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how long did it take you to build it? I'm way too lazy to assemble my own unis and just buy them.

Where did you get that mirror that you attached to your helmet? I think that is mighty smart. I never feel comfy having to turn too far behind me to look who's there.
How long to build? As my budget would never allow purchasing more than a part at a time, about 1 year.

The mirror is the, Third Eye, eyeglass mirror.
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