I’m not a spokesperson for Coker Classic Cycles, but as a dealer I correspond
with David Coker quite often. He knows that we want a better unicycle wheel,
and he’s actively looking at substantial improvements. He also wants to keep
the unicycle affordable.
About a year ago, just before he had another batch of ‘Big Ones’ built in
Taiwan, David called us to ask for suggested improvements. We asked for
higher-quality bearings, for one more seat post (300-mm) in each saddle box
for tall riders, and a quick-release lever instead of a bolt. All are now
A lot of suggestions come from our customers and from this newsgroup. I ride my
Coker unicycle between 5 and 10 miles per day, so any suggestions I send to
David will benefit me as well. Please keep them coming. They are being heard.
Regards, John Drummond www.Unicycle.com 1-800-Unicycle
> ----- Original Message ----- From: “Kris Holm” <email@example.com> To:
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 1:42 PM Subject: Re:
> New improved Coker–is it for real?
> > I’m sure someone must have looked into just getting Coker to build a better
> > unit- are they totally unreceptive to this?
> > -Kris.
> > — Ken Fuchs <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > >But, we need to make sure we have our Cokers ready
> > > early next year so we
> > > >are going with plan B. That is, buy a Coker and
> > > ‘throw’ everything away
> > > >but the tire, tube, rim and spokes. From there, put
> > > on a new hub, upgrade
> > > >the bearings, make a new frame (that uses the
> > > Miyata bearing cups instead
> > > >of Coker’s bearing holders that pinch the bearing),
> > > change cranks (125 mm
> > > >for starters), new ‘gripy’ pedals, carbon fiber
> > > seat, break assembly, and
> > > >cycle computer. The break assembly is the most
> > > unknown at this time, we
> > > >have some interesting ideas and if it works out,
> > > this will be one of the
> > > >better features.
> > >
> > > I’m sure Coker Tire will sell a complete wheel including tire and tube.
> > > Thus, you will avoid shipping the frame, bearing holders, bearings and
> > > crank arms that you don’t plan toi use anyway; it should be a bit cheaper
> > > too.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > >
> > > Ken Fuchs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >
> > > Microsoft has finally found someone it can’t bully into submission: US
> > > Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_index.htm Yahoo
> > > links -
> > http://headlines.yahoo.com/Full_Coverage/Tech/Microsoft/
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