I’ve really taken to this Unicycle sport/hobby and in the 18 months I’ve being doing it I’ve really not touched some of my previous interests & hobbies…therefore I’m going to have a clear out of old kit and invest in what I will consider my ultimate unicycle…a 26" Geared Uni.
I’ve read loads of the old threads but I’d appreciate some assistance in the specification.
What I want to replicate and improve on is the performance of my KH29, I really like this uni however on proper Muni it’s a little big and on tracks and the road it’s just a little slow (although I love the ride height). I’m using 125/150 cranks and change them often to suit the terrain. The leg pressure at these lengths is good with hill climbing on the rough to a good standard (for me) and a comfortable tarmac flat cruising speed of around 8 to 10 mph. The longest ride in a day I’ve done is 22 miles over a mixture of cycle tracks and road, I would like to up this a bit.
I have a 24" that I don’t really use/like anymore (although I use it for tech stuff) and I don’t do enough road work to want to get a 36"…so I reckon a 26" Guni is the way forward.
So the questions are (in no particular order):
• Backlash - Is this noticeable? Does it detract from riding pleasure?
• Maintenance - How onerous is it? I love the simplicity of a Unicycle and am worrying about over complicating things.
• Frame - Standard KH 26"? Or is there something better?
• Hub - KH or Slumph (?)…or are they the same? I want the newest/strongest etc.
• Rim - What is the widest (I don’t care about the weight).
• Cranks - What combination of 2 hole will give me similar leg pressure in the high and low gears compared to my 125/150 on 29"? (Is this a daft comparison??).
• Brake - I would like a brake, will it suite the frame & rim?
• How do you buy one? Are they made to order?
• From where in the UK? I don’t mind assembling but do not want to get involved in getting a wheel set built.
• Does anybody out there regret getting a Geared Uni?
• Is anybody going to BUC at Stockton (UK) with one I could look at?
To conclude, basically I know absolutely nothing about geared Unicycles so would appreciate any feedback (including pictures), positive or negative.