Completely unlike my normal purchasing decisions which are researched to within an inch of their lives, and leave me paralysed with indecsision, I made a spontaenous purchase just before Christmas of a Unicycle.
I just hitup one of the first sites Google gave my for buying Uni’s in my country and ended up with this:
It definitely wasn’t listed as a Childs XL unicycle on the site I bought it from, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have bought it.
I have spent 6 hours on it, and am through the worst of the learning as far as I can tell - I can ride reliably until I run out of road or my legs get too tired (about 100m at the moment), I can curb mount about 7 out of 10 and I have managed a couple of free mounts as well.
Tonight I was riding along, and suddenly my right hand pedal just fell off the its axel and crapped it’s ball bearings out all over the ground.
I am guessing the fact that I am 6ft and 115kg has something to do with that - I went inside and robbed the OEM wellgo platform pedals off my wife’s trek so I could finish the session, and when the broken pedal and the intact pedal off the Uni both axels were bent.
So two questions:
- So I am in the market for two new pedals - can anyone give me recommendations of what I should be looking for? Do I want uni specific pedals, or can I just rock anything on there?
One of my biggest problems at the moment is that when I curb mount or freemount I often put my second foot on the pedal in a bad position and feel really unbalanced - once I am riding I find it almost impossible to move my foot without falling off.
Do I want a slightly less grippy pedal while I get better?
I was thinking of maybe getting the Wellgo MG1 (http://tinyurl.com/wellgomg1) - I have rocked them on a single speed before and really liked them - I guess I could take out the traction pins while I am still learning?
- Is this unicycle just going to fall apart under me in the next few months? I am not planning on doing anything epic on it - just learning to ride and commuting if I get that good - if I want to go any harder I will buy a Muni or something a little hardier