I’m thinking of odering a complete custom unicycle, as you might of heard in the hub and crank thread I made. I was just wondering what tools are need to put custom parts together. Right now I’m looking at Bulletproof alloy platform pedals, Kris Holm saddle, Arrow Racing Trials Wheelset with Profile Hub and Crank Arms, and the frame I havn’t decided yet, maybe the Yuni Frame w/Gloss Black finish or the Kris Holm 20-inch Trials Frame.
[B]So what tools would I need to put this together or take it apart?
Will all those parts fit together?
Is there anything I’ve missed that I’d need for a unicycle, I have this gut feeling that there’s somthing I’ve simply forgoten?[/B]
Thanks in advance guys, I know you’ll help me out.
add a seat post and a seat post clamp and you’ll be able to sit on the seat when you ride.
Also, does the wheelset come with bearings? make sure that you check to make sure that the bearings work with whatever frame you decide to use… shims work well if the bearing is too small, but if it’s too large, that takes another approach.
For the most part allen wrenches of various sizes. Allen wrenches to:
attach the wheel to the frame, attach the seatpost, im guessing to put the cranks on the hub.
If you get the hub and rim seperately you will need to put the spokes on. This may be better to have done at a bikeshop, unless you know how. Pedals require a fairly large wrench.
Hex wrench to attach the seat to the post.
I can’t think of anything else.
Edit: IKH use 27.2 mm seatposts. And they connect the way Viscount do. NOT like miyata. Miyata holes are farther apart. KH are close together, almost in a square. Oh, good luck finding one. I was not able to. The only thing you could do is buy…
my seatpost (given to me for free) by the kind guys at Unicycle.com UK fits the KH seat fine and my nimbus frame which i think is a 22.
as for the tools, like rayden said, its a size 14 spanner for the pedals, and a size 10 spanner or socket for my bearing housings and saddle fixtures.
im not aware of how splined cranks fit but do you need a tool for those aswell, like you need a socket for crank nuts on a tapered axle
Yeah andrew, it’s very expensive. I’m not definately gonna buy it, but I’m having a long hard look. I got money in the bank currently. But I’m wondering if I should use it. It’s like the ones you sell, except it comes with profile cranks with the life-time warantee and all, so it means I can use these cranks on any uni I decide to get from now (i’ll make sure they fit with it) and if they ever break, I’ll get some new ones. I’d just feel alot safer doing larger drops knowing I won’t have to worry about forking out another $300 for ones that will just break again. Also I think some of the other parts might be a bit stronger. I think I need to have a bit of a talk with you to see if the parts I’m looking at are better than the ones you’re selling on the GP trials. It’s similar, but yeah I think it suits me personally a bit more. Yellow pedals!
Oh yeah, I was also just worried about getting cranks off. We can’t seem to get them off my friends unicycle. Do they just pull off or do you need a tool? (This was the tool I was talking about for getting things on and off)
lay it on a work bench and have a punch/flat head chisel of some sort going through the wheel and toching the back of the crank in question, and simply one or two BIG hits witha mallet, ive used a normal chisel before come to think of it and it just left some slight marks in the back of my crank, some times i use a bit of wood between them aswell, depends whats lying around…
i dont know if it will tell you everything you need to know but check out rogers recent thread about splined cranks,hes updated the unicycle.com UK FAQ page about splined crank maintainence and assembly, and there is a section on assembling each of the different brands including profile www.unicycle.uk.com