Lamps o Plenty

This is the first unicycle related lamp I have ever seen, and it was created just a short time ago by my dad, Carroll “Gus” Dingemans. it used to be an old crap-o-rama cycle, with cranks made of stamped steel, and pre-cotter cranks, bushings, and a tiny kids seat. here is the morvolus conversion that makes it into a useful hunk of cheap steel. enjoy.

way cool

Gus is a genius. He greatly improved the functionality of that needy unicycle AND he is an avid reader of high-brow literature.

Re: Lamps o Plenty

Yes, Gus is a genius and an excellent Level 7 rider.

I’ve seen the lamp in person. It’s fantastic. I looked it over very
closely, and I could see just one thing wrong with it – it isn’t in my
living room.

Carol
Minnesota

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> Gus is a genius. He greatly improved the functionality of that needy
> unicycle AND he is an avid reader of high-brow literature.
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> harper - Blue Shift Tool
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> -Greg Harper

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Wow, beautiful! Nice picture of Gus enjoying it too, but you want to run
those through PhotoShop to get rid of the red eye… What an amazing seat
that unicycle has…

—Nathan

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> This is the first unicycle related lamp I have ever seen, and it was
> created just a short time ago by my dad, Carroll “Gus” Dingemans. it
> used to be an old crap-o-rama cycle, with cranks made of stamped steel,
> and pre-cotter cranks, bushings, and a tiny kids seat. here is the
> morvolus conversion that makes it into a useful hunk of cheap steel.
> enjoy.
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Re: Lamps o Plenty

I like the lamp a lot. Gus’ sweater too. (Cardigans rule!)

I think one has happily stepped over the edge when hobbies (replace with more emphatic word if you prefer) start dictating fashion and decorating decisions.

If I tried to put that in my house Lorraina Bobbit would have some competition. Ouch…

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

think is though nathan, I dont have photoshop, or any equivalent program. unless you count ms paint.

Nope, MS Paint is definitely not equivalent. There are programs that will do the job a lot cheaper though. You could even try the free OfotoNow product from Ofoto:
http://www.ofoto.com/Welcome.jsp
(link at bottom of page). It’s definitely not fancy, but it’s free so you don’t have to be a pirate to use it.

The lamp is way cool. I have several potential lamps hanging in my garage. Look at the seat on yours. Eww! Any idea what brand it was?

Here’s another interesting project I’ve thought about doing with old unicycles, but never got around to it. This was in a magazine article I read many years ago with interesting cheap decorating ideas It showed an old bicycle, painted completely white, hanging up on a white wall. This would work with a unicycle as well, and just needs a (preferrably high up) big enough spot on the wall. and a bunch of spray paint!

Nope, it had no brand listed, we have repainted it now. the seat sure is cruddball, I cant imagine staying on it. Also, it only had one crank originally.

I have no idea what I meant by this, nor do I why i wrote it.

Also, I meant when we got it, not orignally on the one crank thing.

I think I learned to ride on that unicycle–back in 1966. In fact, I still have the little booklet of instructions that came with it.

As a riding unicycle it hads a lot in common with Harper’s Blue Shift. Just remove the “f”.

David Maxfield
Mitchell, SD

How does it stay put on the floor?

I’m sure it isn’t idling

It has two bars supporting it on the bottom, they attach to the bearing mounts. The rim is screed into a plate that attaches to the base, another 20" rim with a bar welded across the middle.

Re: Lamps o Plenty

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 19:09:16 -0600, Max_Dingemans
<Max_Dingemans.fxr3m@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Max_Dingemans wrote:
>> think is though nathan
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>I have no idea what I meant by this, nor do I why i wrote it.

Nathan (rightfully) suggested to run the picture through Photoshop. I
suppose you meant to reply “I think that is tough Nathan”.

Just trying to help organise your thoughts :slight_smile:

Klaas Bil

The Ancient Egyptians worshiped the sky goddess called Nut.