Are you a Unicycle NUT?

Take this tst to see if you are a REAL unicycle fanatic…

http://www.unicycle.uk.com/uni-fanatic.asp

39% I answered yes to 61 questions
Fun Test

I am Mr. Nuts

And I’m posting in here. So the Clear answer is DUH!!!

Mike

oooowww i only got 56.49 :frowning:

Re: Are you a Unicycle NUT?

MUni14052 wrote:
> Take this test to see if you are a REAL unicycle fanatic…
>
>
> http://www.unicycle.uk.com/uni-fanatic.asp

The versatility question really hurt - I haven’t successfully ridden
anything on the list. Just a Coker…

“You answered yes to 34 questions. This gives you a score of 22.08
percent.”

21 - 40% Unicycling has progressed beyond a passing interest into the
realms of a serious hobby.


Success is goals.
–Lloyd Conant

I’ve tried this test a few times and always get a low score, yet I own 7 unis in 5 wheel sizes, have customised several of them, I ride several times a week, and some long distance stuff.

I must learn a few sets of initials and damage a few more components to see if I can become a keener unicyclist. :frowning:

You answered yes to 79 questions.
This gives you a score of 51.30 percent

Mikefule said:
I must learn a few sets of initials and damage a few more components to see if I can become a keener unicyclist.

Ya, that’s what i hate about it, no matter how hard i try, i can’t break my frame. Initials are ok, but what’s “dm”?

DM Engineering <http://www.unicycle.co.uk/>
He makes the DM Ringmaster Advanced, DMATU, Vortex, and other high quality unicycles.
<http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=56>
<http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=99>
<http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=101>

You don’t get to claim the points on the fanatic test if you have to ask what the answer is. :slight_smile:

Re: Are you a Unicycle NUT?

> Ya, that’s what i hate about it, no matter how hard i try, i can’t break
> my frame. Initials are ok, but what’s “dm”?

DM Engineering is a UK company that has been making
top quality unicycles for over 30 years. It’s owned and run by
Dave Mariner. I own several DM’s and think they are brill.

Arnold the Aardvark - DM fan

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They are nice frames. The DM seats however are both terrible seats and really badly made and the unicycles weigh approximately one tonne each. All in all, mine is okay for playing hockey, not good for riding to hockey, heaving that thing up kerbs just isn’t nice.

The problem with DMs though is that a strong frame isn’t really that important for almost all riding, whereas a lighter frame is great for some riding, especially offroad where you’re throwing your weight around a lot. I’ve tried to feel a difference in the ride between my nimbus II frame (cost £30) and my ringmaster advanced frame (cost >£100) but there really doesn’t seem to be any. The only advantage is the slightly nicer bearing holders. I think since cheap, good quality frames like the nimbus II came out, there really isn’t any advantage to a DM frame any more.

Joe

Re: Are you a Unicycle NUT?

> They are nice frames. The DM seats however are both terrible seats and
> really badly made and the unicycles weigh approximately one tonne each.

They are heavy. I should have said that. My DM two-wheeler has a
very tough frame that I can also use for bench presses… ;-).

As for the seat, I seem to be it’s only fan. It is very comfy and the
main problem is that the foam rips too easily. I put a Miyata
cover over it and now it’s fine. I think Dave is making covers,
nowadays.

I have a DMATU for muni and love it. I’ve never been overly concerned
about it’s weight (plenty) because my main weight problem would need
surgery, or more discipline, to be removed. Does it really make such a
difference if I drop a kilo or two off the uni? I don’t do any trialsy
stuff.

When I have money for new toys, I’ll see for myself.

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well got a pretty good score,
59%
i’m getin a new trials uni
thonza for christmas.
so ill probably be more of a nut after christmas!!!

every 1 have a nice christmas

elvis!!:slight_smile:

heh 82.47%
I really should get out more :slight_smile:

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The DM Ringmaster Advanced frame isn’t heavy. It’s the seat and seatpost that weigh a tonne. I have a Ringmaster Advanced. The heavy seat made seat out skills and other freestyle skills awkward so I replaced it with a Miyata seat. With a Miyata seat the unicycle is much lighter and a joy to ride. It’s a fantastic unicycle. The machined bearing holders make the uni more solid than frames that use the stamped metal bearing holders like on the Nimbus II. The bearings will not rock or move in the Ringmaster Advanced, but can rock or move on the Nimbus II.

Is the Ringmaster Advanced worth the extra cost compared to the Nimbus II? Depends on the buyer. It’s worth it for me.

The custom Ringmaster Advanced here
<http://www.unicycle.co.uk/CUSTOM.htm>
is way cool. If I ever get to the level of standup skills on the crown I just might have to get one.

I also have a DM Vortex (26x3 wheel). Another fine unicycle. Those of you in the UK are lucky to have DM. His unicycles are more expensive on this side of the pond.

Re: Are you a Unicycle NUT?

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:36:39 -0600, john_childs
<john_childs.fw5xa@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>You don’t get to claim the points on the fanatic test if you have to ask
>what the answer is. :slight_smile:

Uh-uh. Of course he can claim the points. He is fanatic enough to ask.
I learned most or all of these terms through rsu. (I scored 30% in May
this year.)

Klaas Bil

Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.

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Actually DM won’t sell the vortex over here for reasons of his own.

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That’s weird. But it’s good for you because the UK people will get your cool frame instead.

Well, there you have it: 40.91. Slowly creeping up the rankings. (This time listed as ‘Monowheel’)