I didn’t want to continue with the major thread jack on the the other thread so thought I’d start a new one. :o
On the topic of gearing schlumpfs lower, has anyone tried lacing a regular internally geared hub (like a Shimano Nexus 3 speed) into a 36er wheel, and then building a penquin frame to fit?
For those that don’t know, penguins are like giraffes but built with the pedals directly over the wheel rather than higher up on the frame. With a 36er wheel, you’d sit up a bit higher, but I don’t think it’d be crazy high. You could have a grip shifter on your handle bar setup, and the option of a low gear, direct gear, and high gear.
You’d be higher up, and mounting could be a bit tricky, but hey, if we’re talking about freewheeling uni’s, why not penguin 36ers?
I’ve wanted a penguin since I started unicycling. I think cranks below the axle would make a freewheel inverted penguin easier to ride, too. If I had the technical knowhow I’d make a freewheel version of the Huni-Rex.
Go to the thread copied below and scroll down to the bottom of the page. The detail in the photo is not real clear, but the caption says a person in the background has a Huni-Rex with a 29" wheel. I thought that was pretty interesting.