Homemade Unicycle training wheel

I thought I would share some photos of my Design and Technology project from a few months ago as the title says it is a unicycle training wheel. I thought this design might work because I figure everybody who wants to learn to ride a unicycle can ride a regular bike. By adding this attachment to the unicycle they would get the feel of riding a unicycle and the familiar feel of the handlebars and the extra wheel. I tested it on a few friends and come to the conclusion it that it would be quicker to learn the old fashion way but it ended up being a lot of fun for people who can already ride. :slight_smile:
I made the attachment from the front half of a big wheeled scooter and the two cross bar things from a old pink mountain bike and a bit of pipe for the frame clamp. I had most of the materials sitting under the house so all I had to by where the nuts and bolts.

I’ve seen a few different designs out there and wondering if anyone else has had a go at making one and if it was a success or not?


I want that crap! :stuck_out_tongue: Seriously, it must be really fun, you can go in a skatepark and ask the BMXers for a wheelie contest :stuck_out_tongue:

I have to make one of these for me :smiley:

Have you seen a Super Trick Cycle? If not then you’ve spookily built one without knowing they exist :slight_smile:
I think they rotate at the rear joint as well (where you’ve got the clamp), making them even weirder.

You should get some BMX pegs on the front wheel and do some sick riding :stuck_out_tongue: If I have the materials to do that I will defenitly make one! :smiley:
I think you should make an upgrade on the front wheel and get a 20" wheel on there too :slight_smile:

Haha, yeah it is pretty fun I just need to make the welds a bit strong so it doesn’t feel like it is going to break.

Yes, you should defiantly make one specially if you already have some of the materials. :slight_smile:

I just looked that up and it looks like a better cleaner version of mine haha
Thanks for sharing

Haha good idea. I think I have some old pegs lying around to I will try that today. :stuck_out_tongue:

Yeah, you should make one they are fun and fairly easy to make.

That was my original plan this one was just meant to be a working prototype and if this worked well enough I would make a stronger cooler one.

I have two old BMXs laying around that no one uses, so I think I will make it out of one of them. I also have some pegs that I definitely will add to it! :smiley:

Awesome, can you post up some pics when you’re done I wouldn’t mind having a look. :slight_smile:

Not sure yet if I will build it, but if I does, I’ll post some pictures :smiley: