I tend towards MUni so I’ve thought about the Harper hub for that. It might be better if the ratio was lower - something like 1.2 instead of 1.5. That would give you a 24" in direct drive and a 29er in overdrive.
Wouldn’t a 24x3 tire running at 29er speeds off-road be a kick?
Lil’ red- A man sized tri-cycle. Wouldn’t it be neat to have an adult sized tri-cycle? that’s all it took and I was off to the races again. Three days later… Checker plate rear platform, horn by Kenworth, BSA motorcycle handlebars (modified), Norco front forks, direct drive 26" front wheel (drove the centre out, replaced with solid 5/8" dia bar, French cotters, voila!) 16" back wheels (rear tires drive the centre out add 3/4" solid axle and 1 1/8 x 3/4 dom spacer, double Voila!) , Stainless steel seat post, right out of the package 1970’s gold glitter streamer grips, Tennessee red paint.
Here’s another use for the Harper Hub - Law Enforcement.
In recent years police officers have been effectively using mountain bikes to patrol with. This started in Seattle I believe (Harper lives in Seattle - coincidence? I think not). Imagine a 20" uni.5 “Police Special” with Monty tire. It would be light, compact and 29er fast. It would allow the cop to have use of both hands and the uni could be used as a weapon!
Can you imagine a cop running down a bad guy with this machine - jumping curbs weaving in and out of things riding down stairs all the while calling for backup on his radio! Segway Smegway - this is the future!
I’ve tried to get a friend of mine who’s a cop to spearhead this new idea in law enforcement circles but he’s too short sighted and likes his Harley too much.
>i’d love to stick it into a three wheeler and then try n pick my teeth
>out of my knees
You mean a (reverse drive) two wheel (stacked) unicycle!
With 24" wheels, a 1.5 gear would provide a 36" gear while pedaling
backwards to go forwards. Now that would a practical and fun
application of Harper’s new 2 speed hub! A Coker two wheel unicycle
might be a bit harder to free mount than the uni.5 equivalent!