I have a problem

I just spent lots of money getting a KH24 with breaks and all the other stuff but i have a problem. I just can’t seem to ride it very well. The unicycle itself it ok, there’s nothing wrong with it. I think its the cranks! I have hurd alot about how people hit the cranks with there legs, yes this is a problem for me when wearing pads, soloutin? i take the pads off :smiley: works for me.

But what im realy talking about it the face that i can’t even hardly ride the thing. Rowan has a wilder 6160c an almost idential setup as is on the KH24 (excluding frame and hub/cranks) the frame and hub don’t make a differnece to how you ride but the cranks do. I can ride his uni very well even with shorter cranks and the seat up way to hight for me! but when the seat was down and the cranks where long i could still ride it so this doesn’t make any differnece.

Anyway, the conclusion i have is that because the wheel, wheel size, seat and crank length are the same it is almost an identical setup. Except for the cranks. Looking at the profile cranks they come out of the uni on a bit of an angle so when you ride your legs are further out from the unicycle. On the Kris Holm uni the cranks are stright up and down so your feet are rather close to the unicycle. This is the only thing that i can thing of that is making my riding so bad on my new unicycle.

Any segestions? are there any 8 spline cranks out there that have the kind of angle on them the profiles have? I don’t realy want to order from the stats if i don’t have to, i would like to be able to get them eather from New Zealand or Oz if posable. Any help would be…um…helpfull :sunglasses:

If it is because of the width between pedals, or so-called Q factor, these pedal spacers may help as suggested in another thread: http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=670
Also be sure you are not running a tire pressure that is too high or too low. I run 18-20 psi on my 24x3 Gazz. Also, new tires sometimes feel squirrelly on some surfaces. Keep riding it and I think everything will work itself out.


James, I got my KH24 last week and was having trouble riding it…dropping the tire pressure to 20psi or lower will certainly help if you haven’t done so already.
I am finding it is just taking some time to get used to…I get better on it every day…just keep on riding.

Adjust the tyre pressure by all means. Fiddle with the seat height if you want. The effect of slightly different Q factors will be negligible for normal riding. What you need to do is ride it and ride it and ride it until you feel at home on it, then ride it some more.