Muni's

Hi all

I wonder if anyone can recommend a muni for about £150. I am looking for
something with a 24’ wheel. I would rather pick up something new, but I
don’t mind second hand if anyone is selling!

Thanx and regards

David Straitjacket

If you wouldn’t be tooo fussed about the 24in wheel, the 26in Pashley muni
is a lovely little unicycle. It can fit a 26x2.7 gazaloddi tyre, which is
boingy and rolls over pretty much anything, although the rim that comes
with it is a bit narrow for such a wide tyre. The Pashley itself costs
about £120, you’re likely to want a tyre upgrade quite soon though, the
tyre that comes with it is a bit crap and not very puncture resistant,
expect probably another £20 or so, plus maybe a fiver for a better
innertube if you wanted one of those…

On the other hand, if you had a little more to spare www.unicycle.uk.com
is selling a unicycle with a 24x3" tyre for £195 which is probably exactly
what you want and a bit more if you want to have something really bouncy
and roll over everything.

If you can build wheels, you could buy the bits and make one up yourself,
but it’d only save you about a tenner or so and it’d take a lot of time.

If you’ve already got a seat and seatpost of the right size on another
unicycle, it might be worth asking Roger if you could buy the 24x3"
without the seat / post for a bit less although you’d then have the hassle
of switching stuff around when you wanted to ride a different unicycle.

joe

“David Straitjacket” <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote
in message news:tql4inaoloj81d@corp.supernews.com
> Hi all
>
> I wonder if anyone can recommend a muni for about £150. I am looking for
> something with a 24’ wheel. I would rather pick up something new, but I
> don’t mind second hand if anyone is selling!

Hi Joe

Thanx for your response. I have had a bit of a play on a pashley 26’ and
found it very heavy and difficult to manouveour. I am really looking for
something I can learn to hop off logs and stuff with, and as I am learning
(and skint!) I was after something cheap that I can afford to hammer a
fair bit while I pick up this new skill.

The one at unicycle looks nice though. Do you happen to know if it is
made by an outside manufacturer? Maybe I could pick one up a bit
cheaper directly.

Regards

David Straitjacket www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk

Joe Marshall <joe_marshall@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
news:1001071405.865816@ananke.eclipse.net.uk
> If you wouldn’t be tooo fussed about the 24in wheel, the 26in Pashley
> muni is a lovely little unicycle. It can fit a 26x2.7 gazaloddi tyre,
> which is boingy and rolls over pretty much anything, although the rim
> that comes
with
> it is a bit narrow for such a wide tyre. The Pashley itself costs about
> £120, you’re likely to want a tyre upgrade quite soon though, the tyre
that
> comes with it is a bit crap and not very puncture resistant, expect
probably
> another £20 or so, plus maybe a fiver for a better innertube if you
> wanted one of those…
>
> On the other hand, if you had a little more to spare www.unicycle.uk.com
is
> selling a unicycle with a 24x3" tyre for £195 which is probably exactly
what
> you want and a bit more if you want to have something really bouncy and
roll
> over everything.
>
> If you can build wheels, you could buy the bits and make one up
> yourself, but it’d only save you about a tenner or so and it’d take a
> lot of time.
>
> If you’ve already got a seat and seatpost of the right size on another
> unicycle, it might be worth asking Roger if you could buy the 24x3"
without
> the seat / post for a bit less although you’d then have the hassle of
> switching stuff around when you wanted to ride a different unicycle.
>
> joe
>
> “David Straitjacket” <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk>
> wrote in message news:tql4inaoloj81d@corp.supernews.com
> > Hi all
> >
> > I wonder if anyone can recommend a muni for about £150. I am looking
> > for something with a 24’ wheel. I would rather pick up something new,
> > but I don’t mind second hand if anyone is selling!

Joe,

The pashley is not a heavy machine if adapted correctly, the seatpost is
over the top, has a Viscount saddle and it does have steel cranks. Change
these and you have a relatively light machine, certainly lighter than the
Max Traction.

As for outside manufacturer… no it is produced by us, it is also as
Joe says good value, sorry. If you can find a cheaper rim and tyre we will
make it up as you want but you will be sacrificing strength. The Halo is
very strong.

Roger

                     The UK's Unicycle Source
                   <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

----- Original Message ----- From: “David Straitjacket”
<straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: Muni’s

> Hi Joe
>
> Thanx for your response. I have had a bit of a play on a pashley 26’ and
> found it very heavy and difficult to manouveour. I am really looking for
> something I can learn to hop off logs and stuff with, and as I am
> learning (and skint!) I was after something cheap that I can afford to
> hammer a
fair
> bit while I pick up this new skill.
>
> The one at unicycle looks nice though. Do you happen to know if it is
> made by an outside manufacturer? Maybe I could pick one up a bit cheaper
> directly.
>
> Regards
>
> David Straitjacket www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk
>
>
>
>
> Joe Marshall <joe_marshall@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:1001071405.865816@ananke.eclipse.net.uk
> > If you wouldn’t be tooo fussed about the 24in wheel, the 26in Pashley
muni
> > is a lovely little unicycle. It can fit a 26x2.7 gazaloddi tyre, which
is
> > boingy and rolls over pretty much anything, although the rim
> > that comes
> with
> > it is a bit narrow for such a wide tyre. The Pashley itself costs
> > about £120, you’re likely to want a tyre upgrade quite soon though,
> > the tyre
> that
> > comes with it is a bit crap and not very puncture resistant, expect
> probably
> > another £20 or so, plus maybe a fiver for a better innertube if you
wanted
> > one of those…
> >
> > On the other hand, if you had a little more to spare
> > www.unicycle.uk.com
> is
> > selling a unicycle with a 24x3" tyre for £195 which is probably
> > exactly
> what
> > you want and a bit more if you want to have something really
> > bouncy and
> roll
> > over everything.
> >
> > If you can build wheels, you could buy the bits and make one up
yourself,
> > but it’d only save you about a tenner or so and it’d take a lot
> > of time.
> >
> > If you’ve already got a seat and seatpost of the right size on another
> > unicycle, it might be worth asking Roger if you could buy the 24x3"
> without
> > the seat / post for a bit less although you’d then have the hassle of
> > switching stuff around when you wanted to ride a different unicycle.
> >
> > joe
> >
> > “David Straitjacket” <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk>
wrote
> > in message news:tql4inaoloj81d@corp.supernews.com
> > > Hi all
> > >
> > > I wonder if anyone can recommend a muni for about £150. I am looking
for
> > > something with a 24’ wheel. I would rather pick up something
> > > new, but
I
> > > don’t mind second hand if anyone is selling!
> >
> >
>

David,

I have a pashley fitted with a big mamoth (equivalent of the UK contra
halo rim)+ kenda kolossal 26X2.6 tyre.

I really like it. At the beginning I too thought it was heavy and
difficult to manoeuver. After 2 or 3 rides I was OK and use it now
for trials.

I use also the carbon fiber seat with wilder bracket and it’s even better.
The only negative point comes from the cranks which get busted almost
after each ride.

Definitively an excellent choice for budget minded riders.

My 2 cents,

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: Roger [mailto:Roger@unicycle.uk.com]
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 4:01 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com
Subject: Re: Muni’s

Joe,

The pashley is not a heavy machine if adapted correctly, the seatpost is
over the top, has a Viscount saddle and it does have steel cranks. Change
these and you have a relatively light machine, certainly lighter than the
Max Traction.

As for outside manufacturer… no it is produced by us, it is also as
Joe says good value, sorry. If you can find a cheaper rim and tyre we will
make it up as you want but you will be sacrificing strength. The Halo is
very strong.

Roger

                     The UK's Unicycle Source
                   <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

----- Original Message ----- From: “David Straitjacket”
<straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: Muni’s

> Hi Joe
>
> Thanx for your response. I have had a bit of a play on a pashley 26’
and
> found it very heavy and difficult to manouveour. I am really looking
for
> something I can learn to hop off logs and stuff with, and as I am
learning
> (and skint!) I was after something cheap that I can afford to hammer a
fair
> bit while I pick up this new skill.
>
> The one at unicycle looks nice though. Do you happen to know if it is
made
> by an outside manufacturer? Maybe I could pick one up a bit cheaper
> directly.
>
> Regards
>
> David Straitjacket www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk
>
>
>
>
> Joe Marshall <joe_marshall@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:1001071405.865816@ananke.eclipse.net.uk
> > If you wouldn’t be tooo fussed about the 24in wheel, the 26in
Pashley muni
> > is a lovely little unicycle. It can fit a 26x2.7 gazaloddi tyre,
which is
> > boingy and rolls over pretty much anything, although the rim that
comes
> with
> > it is a bit narrow for such a wide tyre. The Pashley itself costs
about
> > £120, you’re likely to want a tyre upgrade quite soon though, the
tyre
> that
> > comes with it is a bit crap and not very puncture resistant, expect
> probably
> > another £20 or so, plus maybe a fiver for a better innertube if you
wanted
> > one of those…
> >
> > On the other hand, if you had a little more to spare
www.unicycle.uk.com
> is
> > selling a unicycle with a 24x3" tyre for £195 which is probably
exactly
> what
> > you want and a bit more if you want to have something really bouncy
and
> roll
> > over everything.
> >
> > If you can build wheels, you could buy the bits and make one up
yourself,
> > but it’d only save you about a tenner or so and it’d take a lot of
time.
> >
> > If you’ve already got a seat and seatpost of the right size on
another
> > unicycle, it might be worth asking Roger if you could buy the 24x3"
> without
> > the seat / post for a bit less although you’d then have the hassle
of
> > switching stuff around when you wanted to ride a different unicycle.
> >
> > joe
> >
> > “David Straitjacket” <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk>
wrote
> > in message news:tql4inaoloj81d@corp.supernews.com
> > > Hi all
> > >
> > > I wonder if anyone can recommend a muni for about £150. I am
looking for
> > > something with a 24’ wheel. I would rather pick up something new,
but I
> > > don’t mind second hand if anyone is selling!
> >
> >
>

David Straitjacket <straitjacketcircus@'deletethis’totalise.co.uk> wrote:

> The one at unicycle looks nice though. Do you happen to know if it is
> made by an outside manufacturer? Maybe I could pick one up a bit cheaper
> directly.

Probadly not, unless you wanted 100 of them! I thnk its one Roger speced
from the overseas manufacturer. One way to go might be to buy a pashley
and re-do the wheel yourself with a 24 inch rim and spokes from local bike
shop. OR get a 24inch Dodger and put the biggest tyre you can find that
will fit on it. The pashley frame is (I think) rather more robust tho.

sarah

British Muni Weekend September 14th-16th Bracelands Campsite, Forest of
Dean http://www.vimes.u-net.com/bmw.html

Thanx for all the help!

Guess I am just going to have to wait till after yule and get myself the
Max Traction. Unless I can somehow convince santa…hmmm…I HAVE been a
good boy this year after all!

David ‘always looking for new ways to injure himself’ Straitjacket

www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk

David Straitjacket <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote
in message news:tql4inaoloj81d@corp.supernews.com
> Hi all
>
> I wonder if anyone can recommend a muni for about £150. I am looking for
> something with a 24’ wheel. I would rather pick up something new, but I
> don’t mind second hand if anyone is selling!
>
> Thanx and regards
>
> David Straitjacket