Hey, AccordNSX, I saw a couple of mentions of your Fireball project. The wheels are turning and the balls are rolling on my next project, the SpaceCruiser. We should compare notes on our projects, and I’d love to hear about other specialty projects the rest of you may be working on.
The SpaceCruiser will be a distance machine with plenty of gadgets and comfort accessories. I’ve been toying around for a while with the idea of adding a sound system to a Uni - CD player and compact speakers. Jason mentioned an IPod in his Ultimate Saddle concept and that got me thinking that the idea might be possible.
Its not just about the sound system, though. I plan to make the SpaceCruiser a nice distance machine. I’m still debating whether I want to go with the 29" nanoraptor or try to go Coker. Either way, there are potential problems in design, storage, and personal riding ability.
AccordNSX, you said you want to get your hub/axle painted red on the Fireball - can you do that? What does it take to get chrome parts painted? I want the SpaceCruiser to be completely black, and I would love to be able to get all the components painted. I was thinking about having a wheel built with a black rim and black spokes. I wonder if I could work out something with John Kovachi through Unicycle.com to have a solid black wheel built - complete with black hub.