A Different Kind of Muni

just wondering, has anyone ever seen one of these in action or know anyone
who has one?

http://creativegeckos.com/pages/rigid-frames.htm

just seems vastly different from what we’re used to…

It is different, but a little out of my price range.

Oh my…is that a cottered crankset? Wow.

I like its angled gazelle-like look. Overall, I don’t think its that great. Gotta love that bicycle seat…

Re: A Different Kind of Muni

Ed brought several of these Creative Gecko unicycles to the recent
California Muni Weekend and was lending them out to people for the rides.
Very interesting stuff, especially the titanium one. Yes they’re different
and really turn heads!

—Nathan

“Barichello” <gsb@ballistic.com> wrote in message
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> just wondering, has anyone ever seen one of these in action or know anyone
> who has one?
>
> http://creativegeckos.com/pages/rigid-frames.htm
>
> just seems vastly different from what we’re used to…
>
>

The suspension unis are really cool. Very creative and original. The only thing I didn’t like was the seat, but that’s an easy replacement.

Re: A Different Kind of Muni

> Oh my…is that a cottered crankset? Wow.

Actually they look like the Mongoose splined cranks
I have on my muni (no pic handy). There is a bolt to
pull the crank onto the spindle, and another to tighten the
grip on the spindle - this is what looks similar to a cotter
pin.

Arnold the Aardvark

I rode the titanium model recently. It may look different, but it rides much better than I expected. I’m kinda new to MUni riding, but I could tell a HUGE difference in the ease of riding over obstacles. And there is no problem with tire clearance regardless of your tire choice. The seat also worked better than expected. It’s only slightly easier to slip off of, but there is much less chance of singing Soprano when you do! Pricey? Yeah, but they are apparently still being built pretty much one at a time. The rods are made to match the rider’s weight. High tech toys aint cheap. If you get a chance to try one, it’s definitely worth a ride.