Ok, yes I posted this in the freewheeling unicycle thread, but I figured I’d also start a new topic as it may not get read by people interested in the idea if just left in the other thread.
Anyway, here’s what I thought anout the other day.
Would I be correct in saying that any freewheeling unicycles that have been made only operate in one direction, IE: forwards?
Also, I imagine engagement of the wheel would happen the instant you started to pedal, so would it be an idea to have a bit of ‘‘play’’ in the system?
Which leads me to the freecoaster hub, for those who don’t know what a freecoaster hub is, it’s a hub that allows you to roll backwards on whatever bike it is fitted to, without the cranks rotating.
Has anyone toyed with the idea of a freecoasting unicycle?
Anyway, a stock freecoaster hub would be of little use to us, so I thought about it, and come up with this:
We could take two freecoaster hubs, half each of them, and keep the right hand side of each hub and all the internals. We could then have the two right halves of the hubs modified so that they will bolt together, giving us a two piece hub. This would then leave us with a hub that would allow us to pedal forwards and backwards, it would have a ‘‘dead zone’’, a certain area in which pedaling would have no effect on the drive of the wheel, meaning that we could then coast on it in either direction.
If this hasn’t been done and someone now does it before I do, at least give me some credit, and a hub to test, lol.
Anyone have any thoughts / questions on the idea?