Re: naming your unicycle.
> 2. Excessory Cycle, a 24" Schwinn coated with an excess of bike
> With a little luck (and a bunch of time) I’ll have this thing up and
> for the first time in 5 years for the Torchlight parade in Seattle!
> Picture: http://www.unicycling.com/garage/special.htm
> (scroll halfway down)
Evilly quoting without permission from the website:
“The “Excessory Cycle.” Built by John Foss in 1981, it’s what you get when
you give a unicycle the works. Bells, lights, horns, pump, water bottle,
rack, speedometer, fender, hood ornament, saddlebag, turn signals, safety
flag, etc. All bike accessories from bike shops. The hard part was fitting
everything on there and having it still be rideable! More recently, this
unicycle had a spectacular tire blowout during the Sacramento Lights Parade
in September, 1996. This was the tire that was on it when it was originally
assembled. Taking it apart to change the tire will involve completely
dismantling everything attached above the fork crown and unwrapping a lot of
wires; a task John is not looking forward to . . .”
Let’s see that list again, shall we?
“Bells, lights, horns, pump, water bottle, rack, speedometer, fender, hood
ornament, saddlebag, turn signals, safety flag, etc”
I’m impressed. Really, really impressed. Trying to figure out how to fit
all that on a Coker… maybe not the fender, bells or horns (I scream good),
hood ornament (!), saddlebag, or turn signals… you can actually ride that
thing? Even with saddlebags?!
Did I mention I was impressed?