Like Harper, I also spent the weekend in the shop building unicycle hubs (just plain 'ole hubs - not geared). However, mine are MUCH simpler than his so I met with a little more success than he did!
What I’m attempting is to make a simple, strong hub using 3/4" diameter material for the axle. It looks like a Suzue hub with a bigger axle.
It seems that people like to see and hear about this kind of stuff so I’ve created a nested “unicyclist” gallery with pictures of the various stages of fabrication of four hubs. There’s also a photo of cranks with the spider removed.
As some of you might remember, I tried making crank arms that locked onto an axle with keyless hubs but the cranks broke during alpha testing. This project isn’t dead but just on hold. Here’s where the galler is located:
I’ll install these hubs in four of my aluminum frames that should be back from the anodizer next week. Then I’ll see what I’ve got … and will no doublt post some more pictures!