Pumped up hard, haven’t measured it but it’s hard, it makes for a plusher ride than I expected. Maybe it’s the volume. It’s smooth and quiet on pavement and better than I thought it would be on gravel. The combination has shaved 5 minutes off an 8 km ride. I’m happy
On another note has anyone got any Profile cranks they want rid of? Any length/condition considered (hub to if you want to part with it ). I’m also looking for a 700c rynolite but that’s another thread…
I’ve got the exact set up on my cruising uni. 26" hookworm with Profile 145’s on a KH24 frame. It’s a nice ride, very smooth. If you want to hop around you may want to let the pressure out a bit. It doesn’t have a lot of bounce at the real high pressure.
I’ve got mine on an Alex DX32 rim and it measures at 27-1/2" diam.
I’ve been real pleased with the 26" hookworm also…put a uni together out of some “spare parts” about a month ago, with the idea of using it for a loaner around the neighborhood. On a whim, i decided to order one of the hookworms for it, and it turned out to be a really smooth ride.
I found the original thread. When I tried to click the link at the end of the thread to bring me to the nice unicyclist.com website view of the thread, it took me to the wrong one (but one with the same title). http://tinyurl.com/ig9a
I’ve got a Sem XLW 24/26, and I’d like to use that tire. But it’s been measured at 13.75" from axle to seat tube, and Frank A. measures his hookworm at 27 1/2" diameter, so it looks like it may not fit.
What frame are you guys using with the 26" hookworm?
Going by Frank’s measurement, a 24" hookworm would be about 25.5" in diameter. Will I have to settle for that?
And, if I do, how will it work on a narrower rim like my Rhynolite?
Will, mine is in a 26" yuni frame, has about 1/2" clearance at the top. I’ve got the tire mounted on a stock 26" sem deluxe rim. It would probably be better on a wider rim, but it hasn’t given me any problems yet…i’m not sure how wide that rim is, but it is probably about the same as your rhynolite. I think the sem came with a 26 x 1.75 on it.
And now I have. Installed the 126mm profile compatible cranks less than 2 hrs ago and went for a quick burn. A noticeable difference from the 145’s I’ve been riding for the last couple of weeks. Certainly not unmanageable though. Nailed two mounts and got into a tuck before my lunch hour ended and I had to rush back to work.
The cranks were easy to make. I started with 175’s and drilled a hole at 126mm. Cut the small end off the cranks and ground them round again. The ‘ears’ extending past the new hole were bent around the pedal insert and tig welded while jigged for alignment. Easily done with basic tools aside from the tig welding which was done by someone else. I can’t wait to give these a proper run…
yesterday I’ve got my new tire - the 26" hookworm. 26"x2.5, a really fat thing. After rolling the first kilometres on this new part my snap opinion is only positiv. The rolling charcteristic is really great.
I’ll shoot some pictures of the complete unicycle with the maxxis hookworm…