Coker positive

I am now Coker positive! My birthday present (from last October) has finally
arrived in the shape of a shiny new Coker - just for me. A few obvious things
that are different from Sarah’s Coker,

  1. 3 different seat posts! Just as well as I needed the longest one (albeit cut
    down a little). I noticed that Coker’s web-site claims that the uni is OK for
    people with 30"-38" inside legs. This must be wrong - I’ve got a 31" inside
    leg and needed the largest seat post. Hmm.

  2. The seat post clamp. Sarah’s is a (cheap) clamp fastened by a fairly standard
    nut/bolt combination. Mine had a very crap `Quick Release’ bolt. Looks like
    it would last about five minutes. Now replaced with a nice allen bolted
    Oddessy clamp (I’ve also put on some Oddessy pedals so it was customised
    before I rode it).

  3. A little instruction booklet that informs me about 5 times that riding a
    unicycle is very dangerous and may result in serious injury or death (even
    for experienced riders!). A little over the top I think. The injury I can
    understand (How’s your wrist Roger?) but the death bit is just a tinsy bit
    melodramatic - even car manuals don’t tell you multiple times that driving
    one may kill you (at least not this side of the Pond).

It is fun to ride of course, but you all knew that anyway!


Paul Selwood paul@vimes.u-net.com

Re: Coker positive

My Coker arrived on Friday! Funny thing about the 3 seat posts. I am 5’ 10" with
a pants inseam of 30". Even if I add an inch for my shoe to 31", the middle post
is fine for me.

Tony

>“Paul Selwood” <paul@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
>news:p41c98.h8a.ln@vimes.u-net.com
> > I am now Coker positive! My birthday present (from last October) has finally
> > arrived in the shape of a shiny new Coker - just for me. A few obvious
> > things that are different from Sarah’s Coker,
> >
> > 1) 3 different seat posts! Just as well as I needed the longest one (albeit
> > cut down a little). I noticed that Coker’s web-site claims that the uni
> > is OK for people with 30"-38" inside legs. This must be wrong - I’ve got
> > a 31" inside leg and needed the largest seat post.
>Hmm.
> >
> > 2) The seat post clamp. Sarah’s is a (cheap) clamp fastened by a fairly
> > standard nut/bolt combination. Mine had a very crap `Quick Release’ bolt.
> > Looks like it would last about five minutes. Now replaced with a nice
> > allen bolted Oddessy clamp (I’ve also put on some Oddessy
>pedals
> > so it was customised before I rode it).
> >
> > 3) A little instruction booklet that informs me about 5 times that
>riding
> > a unicycle is very dangerous and may result in serious injury or
>death
> > (even for experienced riders!). A little over the top I think. The injury
> > I can understand (How’s your wrist Roger?) but the death bit is just a
> > tinsy bit melodramatic - even car manuals don’t tell you
>multiple
> > times that driving one may kill you (at least not this side of the
>Pond).
> >
> > It is fun to ride of course, but you all knew that anyway!
> >
> > –
> > Paul Selwood paul@vimes.u-net.com
> >
>
>


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RE: Coker positive

Guys,

> How tall are you Jerry? Unless they sent you just the two shorter seat posts,
> to have the seat up so high means you have an incredibly long inseam.

Don’t forget to compare crank arm length in your equations. Is it possible you
don’t all have the same size?

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

“I meant to do that.” – Pee Wee Herman, after crashing his bike

RE: Coker positive

Good point. I don’t have a ruler right now, but I’m using the stand-issue crank
arms. Since some people are getting 2 seat posts while others get 3, it could be
that Coker is selling Big Ones with different size crank arms.

Tony

>From: John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> Reply-To: John Foss
><john_foss@asinet.com> To: “‘Tony Ferlazzo’” <tferlazzo@home.com>, “‘InsPark’”
><inspark@aol.com>, “‘unicycling@winternet.com’” <unicycling@winternet.com>
>Subject: RE: Coker positive Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 08:47:05 -0800
>
>Guys,
>
> > How tall are you Jerry? Unless they sent you just the two shorter seat
> > posts, to have the seat up so high means you have an incredibly long inseam.
>
>Don’t forget to compare crank arm length in your equations. Is it possible you
>don’t all have the same size?
>
>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
>http://www.unicycling.com
>
>“I meant to do that.” – Pee Wee Herman, after crashing his bike


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Re: Coker positive

Paul wrote:

> I am now Coker positive! My birthday present (from last October) has finally
> arrived in the shape of a shiny new Coker - just for me. A few obvious things
> that are different from Sarah’s Coker,
>
> 1) 3 different seat posts! Just as well as I needed the longest one (albeit
> cut down a little). I noticed that Coker’s web-site claims that the uni is
> OK for people with 30"-38" inside legs. This must be wrong - I’ve got a 31"
> inside leg and needed the largest seat post.
Hmm.

I have a 29" inside leg and I used the long seat post on mine

> 3) A little instruction booklet that informs me about 5 times that riding a
> unicycle is very dangerous and may result in serious injury or death (even
> for experienced riders!). A little over the top I think. The injury I can
> understand (How’s your wrist Roger?)

It is looking good the cast came off last week and I am now trying to get some
some mobility back into my arm. If you got the Sun today (I know it is not the
paper I would normally buy) you can see my arm without a cast on it!
:slight_smile:

What are the bearings like? They should be upgraded ones with a double shield.

Roger


 The UK's Unicycle Source <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

Re: Coker positive

I’m 6’2 None of the 3 seat posts fit me. I took one off an old uni. My air seat
popped so I’m back to the viscount.

chris

“Paul Selwood” <paul@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
news:p41c98.h8a.ln@vimes.u-net.com
> I am now Coker positive! My birthday present (from last October) has finally
> arrived in the shape of a shiny new Coker - just for me. A few obvious things
> that are different from Sarah’s Coker,
>
> 1) 3 different seat posts! Just as well as I needed the longest one (albeit
> cut down a little). I noticed that Coker’s web-site claims that the uni is
> OK for people with 30"-38" inside legs. This must be wrong - I’ve got a 31"
> inside leg and needed the largest seat post.
Hmm.
>
> 2) The seat post clamp. Sarah’s is a (cheap) clamp fastened by a fairly
> standard nut/bolt combination. Mine had a very crap `Quick Release’ bolt.
> Looks like it would last about five minutes. Now replaced with a nice allen
> bolted Oddessy clamp (I’ve also put on some Oddessy pedals so it was
> customised before I rode it).
>
> 3) A little instruction booklet that informs me about 5 times that riding a
> unicycle is very dangerous and may result in serious injury or death (even
> for experienced riders!). A little over the top I think. The injury I can
> understand (How’s your wrist Roger?) but the death bit is just a tinsy bit
> melodramatic - even car manuals don’t tell you multiple times that driving
> one may kill you (at least not this side of the
Pond).
>
> It is fun to ride of course, but you all knew that anyway!
>
> –
> Paul Selwood paul@vimes.u-net.com

Re: Coker positive

In article <20000229204751.69812.qmail@hotmail.com>, tferlazzo@hotmail.com (Tony
Ferlazzo) writes:

>Funny thing about the 3 seat posts. I am 5’ 10" with a pants inseam of 30".
>Even if I add an inch for my shoe to 31", the middle post is fine for me.

Perhaps all the variation is to do with personal seat height preference? I
prefer to have slightly less leg extension when riding the Coker than on the
muni or a bike; I found I got painful knees on the higher setting, I think
because it was harder to control and hold back down hills. Mind you, mine only
came with 2 seat posts and I am using the longer one extended beyond the safety
mark as it is, so subconscious self-preservation may also be playing a part!

Jerry Cooper

Re: Coker positive

On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Chris Carey wrote:
>I’m 6’2 None of the 3 seat posts fit me. I took one off an old uni. My air seat
>popped so I’m back to the viscount.

I’m also 6’2", 35" inseam, and I ordered a seperate 300mm seat post when I
bought my Coker. The std ones were all too short, but the 300mm one was too long
in it’s shortest position. I cut about 1" off of it and it’s fine.

Greg

RE: Coker positive

How tall are you Jerry? Unless they sent you just the two shorter seat posts,
to have the seat up so high means you have an incredibly long inseam. For my
riding, and this seems to be true whether I’m riding a 20-inch or a 36-inch, if
my seat is too high I have a really tough time mounting and pedaling. If the
seat’s too low I don’t put enough weight on the seat and my legs start hurting.
Having a low seat does seem to give me more maneuverability and greater
control, though.

Tony

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In article <20000229204751.69812.qmail@hotmail.com>, tferlazzo@hotmail.com (Tony
Ferlazzo) writes:

>Funny thing about the 3 seat posts. I am 5’ 10" with a pants inseam of 30".
>Even if I add an inch for my shoe to 31", the middle post is fine for me.

Perhaps all the variation is to do with personal seat height preference? I
prefer to have slightly less leg extension when riding the Coker than on the
muni or a bike; I found I got painful knees on the higher setting, I think
because it was harder to control and hold back down hills. Mind you, mine only
came with 2 seat posts and I am using the longer one extended beyond the safety
mark as it is, so subconscious self-preservation may also be playing a part!

Jerry Cooper

Re: Coker positive

Tony Ferlazzo <tferlazzo@home.com> wrote:
: How tall are you Jerry? Unless they sent you just the two shorter seat posts,
: to have the seat up so high means you have an incredibly long inseam.

If Jerry, like me got his Coker last year in the UK (which I think he did;-) it
only came with the two shorter seat posts. I’m ony 5 ft 7 inch but when I used
the coker seat post it was the taller of the two ( middle one if you have three)
and I too was at the upper limit on the seat post with a 31 inch inseam. ( thats
crotch to floor isn’t it?). But I found no problems mounting or riding so the
saddle wasn’t too high, I find that if the saddle is too low, thats when I get
problems mounting. I no longer use a coker post ( miayta saddle devotee) so its
all kinda academic. Any one got a good use for spare seat posts? I have one in
the car to extend the handle on a wheel nut wrench… any other ideas?

sarah 11 wheels and 16 seat posts in the shed

Re: Coker positive

In article <000201bf83fa$a7563290$76070118@plstn1.sfba.home.com>,
tferlazzo@home.com (Tony Ferlazzo) writes:

>How tall are you Jerry? Unless they sent you just the two shorter seat posts,
>to have the seat up so high means you have an incredibly long inseam. For my
>riding, and this seems to be true whether I’m riding a 20-inch or a 36-inch, if
>my seat is too high I have a really tough time mounting and pedaling

I’m just 6 foot with inseam of 33 inches. The real difference I notice with seat
height is with the smoothness of pedalling, it doesn’t make much difference for
mounting; if its too low I find pedalling is more uneven and its obviously less
efficient if your seat is very low. I assume I have the standard size cranks,
are they 150mm?

BTW anybody ever ridden one of the Coker BIKES? that must be an experience!

Jerry Cooper