It’s a novelty unicycle. A unicycle for special occasions like parades or where you want to have something a little different. It would not be good as a primary unicycle. Novelty unicycles are something to get if you already have five unicycles and are looking for something unique and not particularly practical.
I’ve seen one in the flesh, and it looks like fun. But that’s about it. I’ve not ridden one, or seen anyone ride one, or can think of a reason why you’d want to ride one… other than for fun. Almost anything that you would want to do on a unicycle you’ll find that there’s a specific one for that and it’ll do a much better job.
PS “200 feet and counting!!!” Are you a centipede?
No, no, no. The message “200 feet and counting” refers to how far I have ridden on a unicycle without stepping off! This seems very good to me considering I was only riding about 20 or 30 feet at the weekend!
yes I rode the prototype actually, not terribly easy or fun to ride, just nice to look at. Unless you have the tyre pumped up high the extra grip makes it extremley difficult to turn on a sealed surface.
It’s a horrible unicycle to ride. But it does look quite cool. I can see it’d be cool to have for idling and juggling on, just because of the looks, but can’t think of any other reason anyone would want one.
Yes I know. Is English the only language to have different words for these two kinds of single-wheeled vehicles? Anyway, getting a bit off-topic here - I’ll make another thread to ask the question - I want to know now.
Anyone know what racing team that guy is from? I’ve seen the unicycle before in pictures posted in RSU, but I’ve not been able to find out what racing team he works for. It would be neat to find out what team he works for and find more pictures of him riding that unicycle.
I looked at the rudyrucker blog and it’s just a blog by someone who snapped that picture at a race. No info on the unicycle guy he is from or even what type if racing the team does (drag racing? stock? F1? Indy? ?).
I’ve ridden one of these a fair bit, and they’re a lot of fun, get the tyre pumped up and you can do quick turns but it’s easier to do big turns on it. The rim looks stupidly weak though, the seam looks like it’s riveted together! You can see in the picture, near the bottom there’s a little black tab, not sure what it is to be honest. It’s definitely a novelty thing, but it would be interesting to see other designs/better quality. The purple/green paint it just awesome though!