Perfect for taking your penny farthing off-road
I have cycled a very light section along the river. I don’t think I would want to push it much more than that. I don’t think “menny” (mountain “penny”) is going to be a big thing.
P.S. I just realised UDC is using my picture of two sets of these cranks, above in this thread (which I am perfectly fine with to be 100% clear but now I wish I used a higher quality camera).
This means our server was down for a bit. It should be up now. Out of interest… we are getting a new superfast server built that should deal with this problems. It should be up and running in about a months time.
Oh, sorry. I would have asked if we could use it, I had thought it was Pelle’s. We needed an image before the cranks arrived with us. We will get that sorted on next photo session.
I honestly do not mind. The only sad thing is that I took them with a 2MP camera, so they are not the highest quality images.
Thanks for stocking these @rogeratunicycledotcom. Now granted I am unlikely to buy more, given I have 3 sets already but I think it’s really nice that they are available for others. They make a useful little upgrade for the UDC 36" Trainer, which is where I have made best use of the dual-hole functionality.
I had not considered what a complete and utter idiot I am when I made this statement. At some point I have obviously made the rookie mistake (again†) of mounting my wheel backwards. Whilst out today I noticed that the pedal was wobbling. I stopped and had a look and it was largely unwound. Since I did not have tools on me I had to give up and walk home. Once there I discovered the thread in one crank (on the 125mm position) is largely stripped. There is a little bit left, and the crank will hold (for now) but I suspect I should probably get a new set.
† So yeah, 6 months ago I did pretty much the exact same thing to my VCX+ cranks. Again, there is a little thread (in the 100mm position) and I have been using them but I should probably replace these as well.
Well I went for a ride and they held fine but I have ordered more anyway (and another set of VCX+ ISIS for another uni). @rogeratunicycledotcom gets rewarded for my stupidity. Oh well anything to keep UDC going in these times of low stock!
Just a silly question, but are ISIS cranks not the new Cotterless cranks? I mean aren’t ISIS cranks/hub connection not more durable? All my unis apart from the 24" have isis cranks and they are easily replaced with the crank lifter. I don’t expect to change the cranks on the 24", so can’t say anything about how easy that would be. Prolly needs a diff tool.
Well they do not have a cotterpin if that is what you mean!
Yes but I own two unicycles that are square taper and I whilst I couldn’t use them for big drops and lots of hoping they still work just fine. No plans to replace the 24" that these SHW cranks were mounted to. Indeed a new ISIS 24 uni would cost more than a new set of cranks.
(To be honest, I actually already have several square taper cranks in this size, see my earlier image (also linked below) but I like these particular ones. They are light and also making switching to 150 length super simple. I can even do it when I am out within a couple of minutes).
You can use the same crank pulling tool. You have to flip the end of it but other than that it works the same way.
That’s one of the main reasons almost every unicycle I own has a disc brake… It helps a lot, especially for someone like me who can’t tell left and right apart.
Admittedly, living in a place where it’s almost impossible not to ride up or downhill is also among the reasons…
It is not without hills here and I tend to aim for them. Strava tells me that so far this year I have done 39,461m of elevation gain.
Hehe, that’s about 10’000 more than me, including bicycle rides. On the uni I try to avoid hills to save me from more knee pain and the mountain bike season just starts.
Years ago when I recorded the elevation gain on my daily commute with my fatb*ke, my aim was to reach the height of the seven summits (sum of the highest mountain on every continent)
4884 m Carstenz-Pyramide (Australien)
4892 m Mount Vinson (Antarctica)
5642 m Elbrus (Europe)
5895 m Kibo (Africa)
6190 m Denali (Northamerica)
6962 m Aconcagua (Southamerica)
8848 m Mount Everest (Asia)
Some of that was done on a penny farthing and some on a non-electric kick scooter but the vast majority on unicycles.
Ok, parts day
Some other stuff in there as well:
- VCX+ 100/125/150 triple-holed ISIS cranks
- SHW 125/150 dual-holed square taper cranks
- Bearings for unicycle with square taper hub
- Bearings for unicycle with ISIS hub
- UDC T-shirt with Nimbus, Impact, Kris Holm and Qu-ax branding on the back
Wow @ruari nice package to arrive! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great time with all these goodies!