Kris.... why 24"

Hey there my fellow Canuck…

When I bought my MUni (a Pashley) I was told from several directions
that a 26" was the better way to go for MUni. You however seem to be
always on a 24".

Why do you ride a 24"? Do you have others which you switch to from time to
time or do you pretty much stick with it?

Does one’s height or weight make much of a difference?

Are you considering also coming out with a 26" frame for sale at all?

And lastly… where do you stow your violin? :slight_smile:

Christopher Grove

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'Tis addressed in this thread:

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15158

Christopher

rhysling wrote:
>
> 'Tis addressed in this thread:
>
> http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15158

Hmmm… yeah, I had read that but I didn’t think that it quite anwsered my
question really.

Kris mentions a 26 or a 24 with a big tire but I’d assume that everyone
wants a big tire no matter which rim they have. I think Carl Hoyer has a
Gazz jr on his 26" Pashley so that brings me back to “why a 24”?" Maybe
Kris is shorter than he looks on screen??? :-7

Christopher The UniCentric <-- likin’ it better an’ better :slight_smile:

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My small but growing site: http://home.earthlink.net/~crgrove/index.htm

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you know of a company that fits me please let me know… Thanks!

One thing to keep in mind here is that a 24 by 3 gazz is, for all practical purposes, the same diameter as a 26 by 2.6. So, a 24 by 3 is like a 26in that mounts on a 24in rim, sort of like the 20in Monty which I think goes on a 19in rim.

Hope that helps

Ben

— Christopher Grove <c_r_grove@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hey there my fellow Canuck…
>
> When I bought my MUni (a Pashley) I was told from several directions
> that a 26" was the better way to go for MUni. You however seem to be
> always on a 24". Why do you ride a 24"?

I used to ride a 26" all the time- the stuff in North Shore Extreme III
and New World Disorder I are all on a 26" rim. However, I had lots of
problems with breaking rims and getting pinch-flats (broke 5 rims in 4
days while filming NWD I). A 24" rim with a 3" Gazzolodi has much stronger
geometry, is much more pinch-flat resistant, is more cushy and
comfortable, and, in my opinion, has less rolling resistance than a 26" on
rooty trails because the squishy tire molds over the roots. I would not
ride less than a 3" Gazz in volume, on my 24" tire. I use an Alex DX32
rim, which is slightly narrower than the Sun Doublewide but is
significantly lighter.

My KH24 MUni will fit a 26" rim and “regular” sized mountain bike tire.
I’m not sure whether it will fit a Gazz 2.6". There is about 1.5 cm of
clearance above the 24x3" tire.

Do you have others which you switch to
> from time to time or do you pretty much stick with it?

I now have a 20" with a Monty tire for trials, but I only use the
24 for MUni.

>
> Does one’s height or weight make much of a difference?

Only if you are a kid, where the 20" trials uni is then good for MUni.

>
> Are you considering also coming out with a 26" frame for sale at all?

No, I wouldn’t make a 26". The goal of the KH24 frame was to have the fork
crown as close as possible to the tire (with adequate mud clearance), so
that it would be good for gliding. Personally I would never again use a
26" for technical MUni, although I agree that they are still a decent size
for cross-country riding.

-Kris.


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The main reason I bought the Pashley was largely due to its price tag. I
also come from a cross-country mountain bike background, so the 26" just
seemed normal for me … and still is. I plan on doing a number of
cross-country races next year on the MUni and I’ll be using the Pashley
for those.

I’ve been wanting to ride a 24x3 setup for some time now.

Carl

> rhysling wrote:
> >
> > 'Tis addressed in this thread:
> >
> >
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15158
>
>
> Hmmm… yeah, I had read that but I didn’t think that it quite anwsered
> my question really.
>
> Kris mentions a 26 or a 24 with a big tire but I’d assume that everyone
> wants a big tire no matter which rim they have. I
think
> Carl Hoyer has a Gazz jr on his 26" Pashley so that brings me back to
> “why a 24”?" Maybe Kris is shorter than he looks on screen??? :-7
>
> Christopher The UniCentric <-- likin’ it better an’ better :slight_smile:
> –
> “Be Bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.” -Basil King (Anyone
> who can give me more info on THIS Basil King please
email
> me.)
>
> My small but growing site: http://home.earthlink.net/~crgrove/index.htm

I’m also a cross-country MTB rider turned Muni rider. At the moment I’m using a 26’ wheel for the same reasons above but I’m probably going to get a 24’ Muni when I can afford it.

Just wondering: If the KH muni was fitted with a 26’ wheel will the brakes be able to be adjusted to fit? That would be important for keeping my options open, especially if I decide to change to a tubeless rim in future. Also, what about Hunter and DM?
:thinking:

ken looi

i already asked KH that one ,and the answer is no, the brakes only match the 24" rim,PEACE

Hi Ken,

I doubt very much if the KH24 would allow for adjustment of the brake to
fit a 26" rim. Magura mounts do allow for some adjustment on the
vertical… but not enough I’ll wager.

IMHO the twin bolt mount used on the KH is best kind as it removes any
need for a brake booster. The Hunter and Vortex use just a single bolt on
each side which leaves each of the ends that aren’t bolted on free to move
and flex - hence the need for a brake boster to hold them in place.

Cheers, Neil

----- Original Message ----- From: <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To:
<rec.sport.unicycling@kildrummy.co.uk>; <rsu@unicycling.org> Sent: Monday,
December 03, 2001 12:25 AM Subject: Re: Kris… why 24"

> I’m also a cross-country MTB rider turned Muni rider. At the moment I’m
> using a 26’ wheel for the same reasons above but I’m probably going to
> get a 24’ Muni when I can afford it.
>
> Just wondering: If the KH muni was fitted with a 26’ wheel will the
> brakes be able to be adjusted to fit? That would be important for
> keeping my options open, especially if I decide to change to a tubeless
> rim in future. Also, what about Hunter and DM? :thinking:
>
>
>
>
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