For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a little unicycle project in my garage (hint: turning something purple and upgrading parts) and recently ran into some frustration (hint: old hub is not sized properly and the frame doesn’t like any better hubs). I’ll vent about that later in another thread.
Anyway, what do I do when I get frustrated? Buy more things, of course!
In this case, I did my usual thing and punched “unicycle” into my local Craigslist and found an ad from 30 minutes prior for a lady selling a unicycle at a yard sale. Within the hour, I swung by and snagged this rusty old pile of crap for $20, along with a knockoff women’s Rolex for 25 cents.
I’m really making it to the big time now.
My interest was piqued by the fact that it came from unicycle.com and had some parts I hadn’t seen before. I can’t seem to identify it, so I was hoping somebody would be able to help.
I thought the “dusty” unicycle I restored for my friend was bad, but this one takes the cake in terms of rust. But the price compelled me… :o
Cue pictures! Full size are available at this Imgur album.
The unicycle itself is a 20", flat-crowned, chrome and covered in rust.
At least I know where this came from at some point.
The seat is worn and has the color of a basketball from the 1970s, along with an interesting squareish grab handle.
Interestingly, the seat has a forward-facing tube on the underside, similar to the handlebar mount on a Nightfox.
Can’t read this logo at all…
The rim is an Alex Rim DX32, tire is a Luna Bike Trial. It actually holds air too.
More pictures to follow.