Hedstrom unicycle

Hello!

    Has anyone ever heard of a hedstrom unicycle? Is it good/ bad, what??
    Are there any bad spots?

                                            Chris Cline MUni-Cow

Re: Hedstrom unicycle

The Cline’s wrote in message
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>Hello!
>
> Has anyone ever heard of a hedstrom unicycle? Is it good/ bad, what?? Are
> there any bad spots?
>
> Chris Cline MUni-Cow
>
>

Saw one for sale once.

NOT!!! good!

The axle and pedals were one piece like a child’s tricycle. Very very loose

Dusty Galbraith

Re: Hedstrom unicycle

I have one of their older unicycles which has good bearings, good pedals, good
hub, cottered cranks, but a very bad seatpost setup. The seatpost is secured
with a bolt that is screwed through the frame and pushes against the seatpost.
This setup is worthless. The I also have a newer one from a man I know who works
at our local Hedstrom plant. This unicycle is absolutely worthless. No bearings
found anywhere. The thing is a cheap tricycle missing several wheels. Although I
am rather accomplished on a unicycle it is a struggle to stay on the thing.

If you are looking at one of their older models I don’t recommend paying much
for it. The newer models don’t deserve the title unicycle.

Regards, Casey Hunter

The Cline’s wrote in message
<3..2.32.19990418202132.00691934@eup.k12.mi.us>…
>Hello!
>
> Has anyone ever heard of a hedstrom unicycle? Is it good/ bad, what?? Are
> there any bad spots?
>
> Chris Cline MUni-Cow
>
>

RE: Hedstrom unicycle

> Has anyone ever heard of a hedstrom unicycle? Is it good/ bad, what??
> Are there any bad spots?

Bad spots on a Hedstrom start at the sticker and work their way outward.
Hedstrom is a maker of juvenile bicycles. They make tricycles and other vehicles
for a target market of small children who mostly weigh under 60 pounds.

Though their unicycles mostly have air tires, I’ve never seen one with wheel
bearings or a real three-piece crankset. In other words, an appropriate amount
to pay for a Hedstrom unicycle is $0 (gift or donation). If you’re buying it for
a “collection” (like mine, for which I paid $0) it’s okay to spend money.

If you’re looking for something to ride, keep looking.

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

RE: hedstrom unicycle

> anyone know the history of these unicycles? mfg? Is it equiv. of the savage? A
> friend wants to know what’s it’s worth. If in mint condition, could it have
> any antique value??? Maybe only to Tom Miller.

Most of the Hedstroms I’ve seen are at the low end. Lower than Savage or Cycle
Pro. Hedstrom is a maker of juvenile bicycles (tricycles, bikes with training
wheels). The weight class of their market is much lower than the weight of the
average unicyclist. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Hedstrom unicycle with ball
bearings in the wheels for instance.

Unfortunately there isn’t much of a collector’s market yet. There are a few
kooks like Tommi and me, but we probably already have them… :slight_smile:

Best way to get an idea on price is probably to watch eBay for a few weeks and
see how much things go for.

Good luck, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Are we eating Chinese again tonight?” – More than one rider in China
at UNICON X

RE: Hedstrom unicycle

Hedstrom is a bottom of the line unicycle (at least all of the ones I have
seen). You’re much better off to spend a little more money and buy a better
quality one.

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>Hello!
>
> Has anyone ever heard of a hedstrom unicycle? Is it good/ bad, what??
> Are there any bad spots?
>
> Chris Cline MUni-Cow
>
>
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