dream 36" uni

Greetings

In message “dream 36” uni", Wayne van Wijk wrote…
>Congratulations to the coker tyre company on bringing the world-wide
>unicycle community the Big One. From what I have heard it is a great entry
>level machine.
>
>If you could improve on it what would you do? (be specific) How much would you
>be willing to pay (US$)?

I will pay whatever it costs. I want it to be light and strong, but esp. light.
The Coker has troubles with the saddle post slipping and the protector falling
off. How about adding a speedometer as an option.

>The info that comes out of this will be help me as I consider to make an
>better 36" uni.
>
>Wayne van Wijk
>
>
>

Regards, Jack Halpern CJK Dictionary Publishing Society, http://www.kanji.org
Voice: +81-48-481-3103 Fax: +81-48-479-1323

Congratulations to the coker tyre company on bringing the world-wide unicycle
community the Big One. From what I have heard it is a great entry level machine.

If you could improve on it what would you do? (be specific) How much would you
be willing to pay (US$)?

The info that comes out of this will be help me as I consider to make an
better 36" uni.

Wayne van Wijk

RE: dream 36" uni

> If you could improve on it what would you do? (be specific) How much would you
> be willing to pay (US$)?

All this talk about better rims and frames would seem incomplete without a wider
hub. One of the main weak links in the relatively inexpensive Coker wheel is the
fact that it uses a standard-width hub. As your wheel gets larger, you need a
wider hub to provide the side-to-side strength equivalent in a smaller wheel.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“China put the ‘K’ in quality.” - Woody Hooten, USA Team member, commenting on
his experiences in China for UNICON X

Re: dream 36" uni

>If you could improve on it what would you do? (be specific)

I see the Hunter frame for $325US. I think that people would pay $450 for a good
Coker frame. I would hope for a design that is similar to the Hunter or
Telford–but made for the 36" wheel: i.e. 1/2 inch cromoly tubing, a generous
pillow block (rather than a strap), room for a Semcycle deluxe axle.

John Childs and I have fixed the seatpost clamp problem with a Primo Big One
seat clamp from www.danscomp.com

I would like to see a wheel that had a better rim and perhaps a longer axle (no
need for the Hunter axle on this beast). I would guess that this could run
$250US to $350US. I am basing my guesstimates on prices that I see at
Unicycle.com.

I would use the carbon fiber seat and Roach seatcover with both a tire and some
gel. I find that very comfy on my Telford.

People can add up the numbers. My guess is that something great could be built
for about $1000US if there were 20 or so people who would pretty much guarantee
to buy one. Is this what you builders are considering? or am I way off?

David Maxfield Bainbridge Island, WA

Re: dream 36" uni

I am confused by all these people asking for light rims, Cokers are good because
the rim is heavy. Put a light rim on a Coker and you will loose quite a bit of
their appeal. Definitely a better rim, the one fitted is not very good, the
chroming is not good and the welded joint is crap. The new rim needs to be as
wide as the existing one or it wont be of much good either. Do you have any spec
on the rim Wayne?

Roger
ps add me to your list.

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

----- Original Message ----- From: “Jack Halpern” <jack@mail.hinocatv.ne.jp> To:
“Wayne van Wijk” <wvanwijk@gil.com.au>
Cc: “unicycle mail list” <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Saturday, August 19,
2000 7:28 AM Subject: Re: dream 36" uni

> Greetings
>
> In message “dream 36” uni", Wayne van Wijk wrote…
> >Congratulations to the coker tyre company on bringing the world-wide
> >unicycle community the Big One. From what I have heard it is a great
entry
> >level machine.
> >
> >If you could improve on it what would you do? (be specific) How much would
> >you be willing to pay (US$)?
>
> I will pay whatever it costs. I want it to be light and strong, but esp.
> light. The Coker has troubles with the saddle post slipping and the protector
> falling off. How about adding a speedometer as an option.
>
>
>
> >The info that comes out of this will be help me as I consider to make an
> >better 36" uni.
> >
> >Wayne van Wijk
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> Regards, Jack Halpern CJK Dictionary Publishing Society, http://www.kanji.org
> Voice: +81-48-481-3103 Fax: +81-48-479-1323
>