Been a LOOONG time… I joined while learning to UNI a few years ago and then left you guys for bit, sorry bout that! In return below are a few pics of what I’ve been doing instead.
QUESTION: I have a 26" torker (DX I think) which I use to ride along the bikepath by my house. If I am looking to do a little more tecnical stuff around the yard, WOULD YOU buy a 20 trials, or a 24" MUNI???
Either one costs about as much as a tire for that motorcycle. (Digging the trick steel trellis half-frame.) Get both!
For hopping around the yard, trials is the thing. 24" would better if you want to go from place to place on it too, but right now your Torker should cover that well enough. But unicycles are cheap fun so why limit yourself?
As I look over this thread, I can’t help thinking there is some joke I am missing, but anyway, assuming for the moment that you are serious, or at least as serious as it’s possible to be when discussing one-wheeled bikes, to me it’s very clear you should get a trials unicycle. A 24" muni will not allow you to do much of anything you can’t already do on your 26, but a trials unicycle will enable you to learn the most new stuff in the shortest possible time. Most of these tricks, with a little work, will transfer over to your 26 and maybe even to your motorcycle in some cases. Keep us posted.
Thanks, been having a blast on the 3 I have now since this week I found the used 36er, and picked up an $80 deal on a 20" sun flatop for the gf. Plus I have the 26" which I do love.
Looking for a trials now.
I have “Dialed” dual hole square taper cranks on my 32". They are 120/140, and I think they are about the perfect size for my big wheel. I have to admit that they almost always live in the 120 position. The 140 is nice for when I have taken it on rougher roads and I just want a little more control over the wheel. When I had my 36 I found that 140 was about the perfect all around size for me if I only had one length. 150 just felt too long for me.
The deal with the Dialed cranks is that the shorter ones are steel, and pretty heavy. I don’t mind that, but for some it’s a deal breaker. The longer ones are aluminum, and are 127/152. These are made for Trek kids bikes, and so you will have to grind off the swaging that holds the triple chainwheel on, but otherwise they work well for unicycles.
Since they are made for Trek bikes you have to get them through a Trek dealer, and they are only available as a replacement part. You may need to talk to someone in the service department rather than the sales floor to get them ordered. here’s a picture that shows the cranks.