Re: Muni building question
In a message dated 95-10-27 20:10:01 EDT, you write:
>Since I can’t seem to find anybody to sell me a plain old 24" or bigger wheel
>cotterless crank uni, I’m thinking of buildin’ me a Mountain Uni. What I was
>considering was using one of those suspension forks off a mountain bike as the
>frame. My question is what kind of dropouts a uni needs. I don’t have a uni at
>the moment–actually haven’t since I was around 12, when I lived on it; I’ll be
>32 next month!–so I don’t have anything to look at for construction tips. The
>other questions involve things like whether special hubs are needed for the
>wheel, where I can buy a set of cranks, a seatpost and seat, etc. Am I going to
>have to learn to be a steel fabricator to accomplish this task? Is there a book
>like Zen and the art of uni maintanence?
ATTENTION PEOPLE WITH QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS LIKE THIS! (pardon my shouting) I
HATE TO SEE YOU SUFFER! YOU WANT HELP, ADVICE, OR SOURCES TO GET THINGS, AND YET
YOU DON’T TELL US WHERE YOU ARE!
Sorry, Peter, you were chosen at random for me to yell like that. Mostly because
I’d like to hear about how a suspension uni turns out! Your email address
suggests that you may be in Oregon. Please don’t assume, like another person did
the other day, that all of us, scattered around the world, know where the U. of
Oregon is, or BSU, or whatever university name you go to. City, state, or what
well known geographic area you are near will enable us to help you.
Step one: There is a guy in Madison, Wisconsin selling a 24" cotterless Miyata
unicycle. Let me copy in his info. here:
I’m sorry, I deleted the messages! Somebody help me and send this guy the email
address so he can buy the 24" unicycle? Thank you!
The type of dropouts you will need will depend on the type of bearings, bearing
holders and axle you are using. They must all fit together. Remember, a unicycle
axle is where the crank arms attach, so you either need to make one, or use a
For normal bike parts, go to the bike shop. For unicycle parts, go to the
Unicycle Factory: Tommy Miller (317) 452-2692 Kokomo, Indiana (read the FAQ).
Please build this cycle! I’m very interested to find out what kind of ride a
suspension fork gives, and to find out if it leaves you with enough control
(which I think it will). Feel free to call me if you have more specific
questions: (916) 624-4417 Sacramento, CA. I won’t be home, so leave a message
and I’ll get back to you when I’m in town.
Stay on Top! John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone inventor of the term ‘UMX’