Does anybody know what’s up with Cokers at unicycle.com? Are Cokers being made&sold anymore, or is this a delay due to waiting for the rumoured redesigned Cokers? It seems like it has been a long time.
I sure hope they appear sometime soon. In the meantime, I suppose I can use short cranks on my 28" and pretend it is a Coker… having never ridden a Coker, I can only imagine. But I want to get back into distance riding, and from everything I’ve heard a Coker is best for that.
Just got off the phone with Coker. Still no definite information on:
A. a possible redesigned Coker
B. whether they’ll continue to sell any cokers at all (they still have none in stock themselves).
In fact, the guy who was in charge of the project has a different extension, which no one there seems to know (anyone remember his name?). When I talked to him several months ago he was talking with the manufacturer and was hopeful to have them ready by August. In subsequent talks him seemed less and less hopeful.
I have a $100 gift certificate for a new coker Think they’ll give me cash?
Since udc just plain removed them off their commuter section, I did a google search and found both links. Both the radial 360 and coker links were there, and apparently the radial 360 is sold out until Nov., and the coker is sold out until Dec.
I haven’t spoken to anyone at Coker since NAUCC when I was able to get them to donate the “LAST” Coker for the raffle. It was actually assembled from spare parts they had laying around. The project seems to have stalled. The guy that was heading up the redesign is no longer with Coker, and the project hasn’t really been reassigned to anyone. Coker is a tire company, and the cycles and unicyles they sold are likely just a small part of their business. Not a huge incentive for them to rush into a new product. They could always make the same one they have always made, but I think since the idea for the redesign was hatched they are resistant to ordering a container of a product that is less than what they wanted. So who really knows what the future holds?
I wouldn’t worry too much about coker made cokers. You can actually buy all the parts to make a nice coker off unicycle.co.uk (and presumably unicycle.com) now. Even the tyre doesn’t have to come from coker tyre any more.
I hear there are some cool new 36" frames and related parts coming from unicycle.com soon anyway. They look fab. Dunno when they’ll come out, but once they do start selling the nimbus 36"s I guess no-one will want a coker coker anyway.