half cycles

There’s been some discussion of 2,3, even 0 wheel cycles on recent posts. Most
of that I can figure out (that 0 wheel though - is that a giraffe? How else
would your feet not hit the ground?). The part I haven’t figured out yet is the
1/2 cycle derivatives - is this a rim without a tire or what?

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RE: half cycles

About those 0 cycles though…They do some pretty harsh stuff to the
floor. Karl

Re: half cycles

Bert Neff wrote:
>There’s been some discussion of 2,3, even 0 wheel cycles on recent posts. Most
>of that I can figure out (that 0 wheel though - is that a giraffe? How else
>would your feet not hit the ground?).

The 0 wheel “unicycle” that was mentioned is a standard unicycle minus spokes,
rim, tube and tire. It is “ridden” with at least one foot on the floor at all
times, unless one performs a hop on it!

>The part I haven’t figured out yet is the 1/2 cycle derivatives - is this a rim
>without a tire or what?

A 1/2 wheel is a unicycle axle, 1/2 rim welded or bolted to a straight bar
forming a half circle shape from the side. It also has a little more than 1/2 a
tire, with the ends bolted down to the rim/bar ends. Add to this at least 1/2
set of spokes (I don’t recall how it was spoked up - maybe as best as possible)
and 1/2 tube glued shut at both ends I presume. It can be used in a 1/2, 1 1/2,
2 1/2 wheel unicycle as the top most wheel (half wheel).

I personally think the 1 1/2 wheel would be the most fun to ride. It might be
fun to coast on it with the 1/2 wheel in the upper position, out of contact with
the bottom wheel!

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