Hi there.. and.. CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

Hi Paul-

I have been riding for 30+ years and had a cycle pro for years. Yes, it’s a
cheap uni, but you’re a cheap college student, so that’s fine. If you’re not
doing a lot of hopping, riding over curbs, etc… it will be fine. The worst
complaint is the seat. If you were ever to ride a Semcycle, or Miayata, you
would understand just how bad that Cycle Pro seat really is.

Mike www.UniChef.com unichef@unichef.com

----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Irish <irishpbi@SPAMISBADudel.edu> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 9:25 PM Subject: Hi
there… and… CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

> Hey guys. I’ve been a lurker for about a month now. So I thought I’d come out.
> I’m Paul. I’m a student at the University of Delware. I unicycle. :-]
>
> I have been uni’in’ for about a year and a half now. Nothing much. I can
> freemount in one position. I have no problems with going straight, however
> tight turns are sometimes
a
> problem. I ride a 24" CyclePro unicycle. My parents special ordered it from my
local
> bike shop. I was wondering… I haven’t seen this cycle for sale online
> and thought
that
> maybe it is just a not-so-great-actually-pretty-bad unicycle. Is this
right?
>
> If a CyclePro is poorly constructed and such, what kind of improvements would
> I see with a more expensive and better cycle? It still rides fine, I could
> always go for a second. I’d love to get a larger wheel. Any recommendations?
> Keep in mind that I’m a poor college student. :-]
>
> Thanks guys! -Pi
>
>

Hey guys. I’ve been a lurker for about a month now. So I thought I’d come out.
I’m Paul. I’m a student at the University of Delware. I unicycle. :-]

I have been uni’in’ for about a year and a half now. Nothing much. I can
freemount in one position. I have no problems with going straight, however tight
turns are sometimes a problem. I ride a 24" CyclePro unicycle. My parents
special ordered it from my local bike shop. I was wondering… I haven’t seen
this cycle for sale online and thought that maybe it is just a
not-so-great-actually-pretty-bad unicycle. Is this right?

If a CyclePro is poorly constructed and such, what kind of improvements would I
see with a more expensive and better cycle? It still rides fine, I could always
go for a second. I’d love to get a larger wheel. Any recommendations? Keep in
mind that I’m a poor college student. :-]

Thanks guys! -Pi

Re: Hi there… and… CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

How would you rate Viscount on that scale? I’ve also got another one that I
bought secondhand. I’m not sure where the guy before me got it. All it says on
it is “SUPER Made in Taiwan”. It looks a lot like the Viscount, but not quite as
comfortable.

Graham W. Boyes

“MPI” <unichef@mpinet.net> wrote in message
news:001601c0503b$938c1e60$baaf35d8@beth
> Hi Paul-
>
> I have been riding for 30+ years and had a cycle pro for years. Yes, it’s
a
> cheap uni, but you’re a cheap college student, so that’s fine. If you’re not
> doing a lot of hopping, riding over curbs, etc… it will be fine. The worst
> complaint is the seat. If you were ever to ride a Semcycle, or Miayata, you
> would understand just how bad that Cycle Pro seat really is.
>
> Mike www.UniChef.com unichef@unichef.com

Re: Hi there… and… CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

i actually have been doing a bit of curb riding and such. and lots of work going
down stairs. so… in that case, a semcycle or miayata would do me well?? thank
you much! -Pi

> I have been riding for 30+ years and had a cycle pro for years. Yes, it’s
a
> cheap uni, but you’re a cheap college student, so that’s fine. If you’re not
> doing a lot of hopping, riding over curbs, etc… it will be fine. The worst
> complaint is the seat. If you were ever to ride a Semcycle, or Miayata, you
> would understand just how bad that Cycle Pro seat really is.

Re: Hi there… and… CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

Paul Irish wrote:
>
> i actually have been doing a bit of curb riding and such. and lots of work
> going down stairs. so… in that case, a semcycle or miyata would do me well??
> thank you much! -Pi

No, actually. If you want to ride curbs and stairs, the most important feature
is the tire, not the name brand on the cycle. 3 inches wide is awesome, 2.5 is
pretty good, 1.75 is a rock.

Next in importance is probably a seat with a handle, like a Miyata. Then after a
while you’ll wear out axles and cranks, so you’ll have to upgrade those as well

Chris

you will LOVE a fat tire :slight_smile:

Re: Hi there… and… CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

The Viscount is better than the stock seat that comes on the Cycle Pro, it just
gets a little hard after a while.

Mike Bersell, CEC www.UniChef.com unichef@unichef.com

----- Original Message ----- From: Graham W. Boyes <meNOSPAM@toao.net> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 1:01 PM Subject: Re:
Hi there… and… CyclePro? Shoddy uni?

> How would you rate Viscount on that scale? I’ve also got another one that
I
> bought secondhand. I’m not sure where the guy before me got it. All it says on
> it is “SUPER Made in Taiwan”. It looks a lot like the Viscount,
but
> not quite as comfortable.
>
> Graham W. Boyes
>
>
> “MPI” <unichef@mpinet.net> wrote in message
> news:001601c0503b$938c1e60$baaf35d8@beth
> > Hi Paul-
> >
> > I have been riding for 30+ years and had a cycle pro for years. Yes,
it’s
> a
> > cheap uni, but you’re a cheap college student, so that’s fine. If
you’re
> > not doing a lot of hopping, riding over curbs, etc… it will be fine.
The
> > worst complaint is the seat. If you were ever to ride a Semcycle, or
> > Miayata, you would understand just how bad that Cycle Pro seat really
is.
> >
> > Mike www.UniChef.com unichef@unichef.com
>
>
>