In refference to the rim, if u just use the uni for riding then i wouldnt worrie bou the rim but if ur gonna do trials or and sort of hoping at that, i would deffinatly get a new rim, you could wait till it goes kaput but that could end in a nasty way…
yeah it does look bent, the hub sounds like the one on my Muni, i think it is lust an old kh one, if the rim is splitting i would avoid big drops or just replace it but a wheel rebuild sounds quite awkward.
my Muni was squeeking and creaking when i got it, take the cranks and bearings off and regrease it then make sure every thing is done up really tight. it worked for me but if it doesnt help then i dont know, i hope you didnt pay much for the uni
How badly is the rim splitting? The DX32 rims are pinned not welded so there will always be a crack that is noticeable at the seam. If the rim gets flatspoted or otherwise out of round the crack can enlarge on the sides or in the middle but the pins are still holding the rim together so it is not a big deal. If you are really concerned about it you could bring it to a well equipped bike shop and see if they could fix it for you.
Unicycles with old splines that have been ridden a lot tend to squeak. Cleaning, greasing and re-tightening the crank interface might help. You aren’t hearing the squeak when you spin the wheel by had because you aren’t putting enough force into the cranks for them to shift ever so slightly on the splines.
The rim split isn’t that severly, maybe 1-1.5mm, at the sides of the rim.
How much is enough to warrant concern, Sask?
The squeakiness happens when I roll uni along the ground, as well as when I ride it. It squeaks less on smooth concrete as opposed to road pavement. It squeaks almost equally as much when I ride it.
Also, the squeak sounds like the squeak when you roll a bike along the ground with its tires completely deflated. I was just wondering if this was indicated some sort of rim problem. I am 95% sure its not coming from the cranks. I can hear the sound coming from the tire when I put my ear next to the hub when rolling it across the ground.
Structurally speaking, is the bent seatpost weak? I honestly makes the uni more comfortable to ride.
The squeaking may be because the tire is really old and has dried out, then makes noise as it moves slightly on the rim. Also the Luna is a harder compound than say, a Maxis Creepy Crowler.
See if your LBS can do anything about the rim. If they can’t I wouldn’t do any drops on it until you have $ for a new rim. Not the end of the world because the Alex is a narrowish rim for trials anyway.
If the seat is more comfortable the way the post is I say leave it. But I’d get a new one as a spare and to possibly get a more comfortable shape (I prefer a seat that’s flatter front to back, like the Nimbus Gel and the new KH ones). If it’s 25.4 mm I recomend this post.