Coker Ultimate Wheel

Has anyone else taken the seat and post off their Coker and ride just the wheel
around town?/

-Chris

Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel

Greetings

In message “Coker Ultimate Wheel”, Chris Carey wrote…
>Has anyone else taken the seat and post off their Coker and ride just the
>wheel around town?/

You know, something like that was done back in the 1890!

Stay on top, Jack Halpern, IUF Vice President Website: http://www.kanji.org

Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel

> In message “Coker Ultimate Wheel”, Chris Carey wrote…
> >Has anyone else taken the seat and post off their Coker and ride just the
> >wheel around town?/

Miark did it at last years bjc in york while I had the 20 inch wheel in the
frame and was anoying some jugglers by playing basket ball (in the unicycles
allowed hall , I didn’t ride inthe other one at all)

Thats something that really buggs me at juggling conventions, when people get
shirty with unicyclists playing in the only hall we are allowed to when there is
a HUGE hall we can’t use and they could if they don’t like unicyclists around.
One of the really good things about Eurocycle is that the one wheeled rule and
its the jugglers who are allowed in certain spaces or times.

sarah

Euro-cycle 2001 20 - 22 July Plymouth UK A european unicycle convention
http://www.eurocycle.org

Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel

Greetings

In message “Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel”, VerseUni@aol.com wrote…
>
>In a message dated 3/30/01 6:27:22 PM, jack@kanji.org writes:
>
><< >Has anyone else taken the seat and post off their Coker and ride just the
> >wheel around town?/
>
>You know, something like that was done back in the 1890! >>
>
>Jack,
>
>Tom Miller at the Unicycle Factory has rode his large wheels in such a manner.
>As you are aware his wheels are of greater size than the coker. Have you not
>tried this with your larger air inflated wheel?

Actually, now that I think of it I think I did try many years ago, and I think
it wasn’t all that hard. Thanks to the large size of the wheel, it easy to
control the wheel with your thighs.

Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48e$B!]e(B473e$B!]e(B3508

Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel

Miark in the UK has ridden a Coker without a frame several times, The last time
I saw him doing it it was at the British Juggling Convention in Durham.

Roger

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

----- Original Message ----- From: “Jack Halpern” <jack@kanji.org> To:
<VerseUni@aol.com>
Cc: <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 2:40 AM Subject: Re:
Coker Ultimate Wheel

> Greetings
>
> In message “Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel”, VerseUni@aol.com wrote…
> >
> >In a message dated 3/30/01 6:27:22 PM, jack@kanji.org writes:
> >
> ><< >Has anyone else taken the seat and post off their Coker and ride
just the
> > >wheel around town?/
> >
> >You know, something like that was done back in the 1890! >>
> >
> >Jack,
> >
> >Tom Miller at the Unicycle Factory has rode his large wheels in such a
> >manner. As you are aware his wheels are of greater size than the coker. Have
> >you not tried this with your larger air inflated wheel?
>
> Actually, now that I think of it I think I did try many years ago, and I think
> it wasn’t all that hard. Thanks to the large size of the wheel, it easy to
> control the wheel with your thighs.
>
>
>
> Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
> http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48e$B!]e(B473e$B!]e(B3508

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At 08:40 PM 4/1/01 -0500, Jack Halpern wrote:

>Greetings
>
>In message “Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel”, VerseUni@aol.com wrote…
> >
> >In a message dated 3/30/01 6:27:22 PM, jack@kanji.org writes:
> >
> ><< >Has anyone else taken the seat and post off their Coker and ride
> just the
> > >wheel around town?/
> >
> >You know, something like that was done back in the 1890! >>
> >
> >Jack,
> >
> >Tom Miller at the Unicycle Factory has rode his large wheels in such a
> >manner. As you are aware his wheels are of greater size than the coker. Have
> >you not tried this with your larger air inflated wheel?
>
>Actually, now that I think of it I think I did try many years ago, and I think
>it wasn’t all that hard. Thanks to the large size of the wheel, it easy to
>control the wheel with your thighs.

Was it Jack Halpern who accomplished this feat back in 1890?

Alberto Ruiz

>Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
>http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48$B!](B473$B!](B3508
>
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Re: Coker Ultimate Wheel

Jack Halpern wrote…
>You know, something like that was done back in the 1890! >>

Alberto Ruiz wrote…
>Was it Jack Halpern who accomplished this feat back in 1890?

He-he, very funny. I remember a young boy who was holding my hand as I was
teaching him English in San Juan. Sorry, this is not even funny :frowning:

Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48e$B!]e(B473e$B!]e(B3508

RE: Coker Ultimate Wheel

> >Was it Jack Halpern who accomplished this feat back in 1890?

1890 was probably not the first time this feat was performed. As the earliest
unicycles had big penny-farthing wheels, and often handlebars instead of a seat,
it would not have been a big extra effort to take the fork away and ride it
(watch the crotch!).

I’ve seen illustrations of turn-of-the-century performers doing this and many
other amazing feats on wheel(s). Whenever someone comes up with a “new” trick,
the first place to look is back there to see if anybody did it.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Dad, I’m hypo-icecreamic.” – Woody Hooten, at the end of a long MUni ride
(Woody’s mom is a doctor, and this sounds like something his family developed on
long car rides when the kids were young)