giraffes

any one know where i can get a 8 foot giraffe or at least a decent pic? :thinking:

fine.

anyone have any pics of any unicycles taller than 5 ft. and smaller than 12 ft.

doesnt look like it, but if you want i could photoshop an normal unicycle for you, but then you would need really long legs, or stilts

Actualy i was looking to build my own and i was looking for good desighns
:slight_smile:

http://www.unicycling.com/garage/giraffe.htm
Look at the giraffe section on John Foss’s garage page.

(This should probably be in RSU. Your post isn’t a product review)

Tom Miller at The Unicycle Factory makes 8 footers. A friend of mine has one. Check out his web site:
http://www.tux.org/~bagleyd/unicycle_factory/

Tom is a really nice guy. If you have any questions about building your own, you might call him up and ask for advice.

I think DM makes or used to make a giraffe that was 5 foot, but you could add a 3 foot extension to it to make it an 8 footer.
Anyway, when I last checked the DM web page, they had a “Closing Down!” sign, so I wonder if DM is going out of business:
www.unicycle.co.uk/Introduction%20closing%20down.htm

–Amos

A little while ago I think Jess Reigel had a thread about his new 8ft giraffe that someone made him out of a childs bike. The fork was pink from the bike and it looked really cool. I can’t find the thread.

-Lee

Here it is!

http://www.unicyclejester.com/gallery/uni/giraffe/

cool:) i think i used the same bike to build a mini giraffe but the only parts used were the pedals, sprockets and chain.

p.s. i didn’t weld it.

cool:) i think i used the same bike to build a mini giraffe but the only parts used were the pedals, sprockets and chain.

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and me riding it.

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That is totally awesome! Its so awesome it might deserve a whole new thread… Can you post a bigger pic of it please? How hard was it to make? I want one.

-Lee

it wasn’t that hard to make. you just need a little girls bike (that you can get for a dollar at any thrift shop), a lawn mower wheel(make sure the tire is solid rubber and not hollow), a chain tool, 2 chain tensioners, and an industrial strength large caster fork(avalable at any farm and fleet). or just buy a mini giraffe off of unicycle.com. but youl save about $170 building it your self. you will need a grind wheel, a welder, and a hack saw.

p.s. i didn’t weld it.

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