Looking for someone who knows how to build Unicycle frames…I am looking to begin making and building a brand of Unicycles specialized for downhill use, this is not an immediate job offer unlike the first 1 (was kind of…but not technically if you had read it) since there is no officially established company, this is just more of a partnership or collaboration to start a company or if you can teach for a fee kind of deal. The thing is nobody offers college courses on how to weld together unicycle frames, so either you get help or learn how to yourself, which is the goal here.
One question presented to me in an earlier post i will answer below.
Why?: Downhill unicycling is a less covered almost non existing niche discipline within a niche of unicycling known a muni for short, also which unicycling in of itself a niche (as some on this forum have explained it).
While I am not the first to come up with the ideal of sport (some actually are participating in it), I am inspired to pursue the growth and development of this niche discipline known as Downhill unicycling as I truly believe there is much room for growth and development. This supposed room is what makes the ideal of being involved in such a sport so exciting.
However, i don’t believe technical progress will be made over night so making what I believe is a 4 year commitment to try building an ideal that has been with me for 6 years so far, and I intend to fine someone to work with who is just dedicated and passionate about this as I am.
If you saw the last post made by your truly there was indeed talk of “yours truly” building geared unicycles however there are many other more accomplished individuals attempting and/or succeeding in building geared unicycles, however it must be noted there designs and gearings are more suited for XC and/or “standard” use. As far as the ideal I am working on it’s a 4 YEAR COMMITMENT (don’t expect it to be in stores in 2017 if even in stores as a mass produced item), therefore it’seems much too early to talk about the concept that i mistakenly mentioned earlier. What can be said so far that what assuming is the biggest downside is that it would probably only be useful for a downhill application, due to weight, (assumed) poor efficiency (which is not as important when you are using gravity), and overdrives being only higher than 2:1 ratios…direct drive is possible but because of the current design limitations there can be nothing in between approximately something slightly higher than a 2:1 ratio and a 1:1 ratio at the moment, meaning it is really only useful for downhill, and perhaps that will be the “nail in the coffin” for marketing to most unicycle riders, regardless it still may… be useful for Downhill applications as the motion does not depend necessarily only on the riders strength, but on gravity. I am sure a good braking system would be a necessary commodity as well. A valid concern will be will a rider be able to transmit the necessary torque to keep the unicycle balanced.
However I am sure everyone has heard enough of my technical jargon on something that doesn’t currently exist
More about what this post is about.
Names have been decided for company IN THE MAKING, however if you have a good enough suggestion that we both can come to an agreement than I would be willing to consider it, but I am kind of firm on the names. Remember because there are no downhill focused unicycle brands at the moment the primary focus of the brand in the making will be making downhill specialized unicycles but other unicycle related designs/products may be a side focus.
Anyways, if you read all of the above and made it this far perhaps you may be interested enough to contact me at CLJOLLEY3@GMAIL.COM.
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