The Schlumpf frames are a heap o’shite for a coker, they just don’t scale up right, especially for someone like you who is not super-tall. Even Roger says that the frame limits his riding ability. I’d be worried if you put brakes on them too, as the two in the UK with brakes on both snapped. They’re also the most stupid frame design as far as adjusting the seatpost goes.
The original frame is okay, if you want a super posh frame, hunter cycles make one for coker which is super pimpy, and similar in price to the Schlumpf frames.
Hunter frames are really a great ride. You should consider one if your budget allows.
Sounds like you’ve got the rest down though. But make sure you get the UDC extra wide hub. The UDC / Kovachi 36" wheel with an air foil rim and extra wide hub is as good as anything available - and much better if you consider price and delivery time of other sources. I personally don’t care for my T/A radial tire, though I’ve heard others like them. I like the coker tire better.
hey, im looking at getting a coker very soon (actuallu not a coker, but a 36er) and want brakes on it as well as my muni. looking at buying an HS-33 set and use one brake for coker and one for kh.
question:how do i mount the coker hs-33?
of course, that would make too much sense… if peter deicdes to sell his 36er to me then i would have to cut the existing mounts off, and then ask kindly for a friend to weld the new ones on (once the eventually arrive on special order).
According to Roger from unicycle.com, the best brake for a coker is an old fashioned caliper brake, like an old side-pull or something. Apparently better than maguras on the big coker wheel. You can fit them by just drilling a hole in the frame. Seems to work well for the people who have them fitted. They’re well cheap too.