So about 3 weeks ago we ordered 2 DX32’s in 19" and a couple of tires. one of the tires was a monty, the other an echo. we sold the monty tire along with my old frame that’s been sitting in our garage since we went out to toronto for the convention (in summer 2001). Yesterday my dad spent about 6 hours making (me) a frame for the extra wheel we had, but werent yet using. this was the result. I slapped a Velo seat and a post mounted handle on, and was ready to roll. unfortunately I dont have anyone to ride with, and thus no one to take pictures of the frame in action. so far I’v discovered that within three tries I’m able to crank grab again. I learned that I cant do drops over a foot and a half due to crank bending, and that it’s about five pounds lighter than my other Muni, even with the fireball on it. it’s also better for skinnies than my 24", as far as I can tell.
You can’t ride a non-Profile hubbed uni for trials. You’ll break the cranks off. How can you you even restrain yourself when you’re out on the bouncy, light weight little thing? I’d be trying to jump that thig all over the place.
Don’t paint it, I like the blue and red fork legs, and when it starts to rust, it’ll look hardcore. By the way, what part of a bike were the legs made from?? Looks like maybe the chainstays. Re-cycling is cool.
I was thinking two things. one, we had a wheel laying around that we werent using and promised trialin we would review the tire. and two, I didnt even know it was being made until about half way through. After an hour and a half of riding I got myself alot of fun gapping and a bent pair of pedals. ok, one was already bent and It was a soft spindle. It’s actually pretty good for skinnys and decent for ups, but I cant get the same height on my rollers yet. instead, I got crank grabs.
When Max plays musical chairs, they don’t have to have anyone remove chairs…
Hey, Max, Carrole needs a badge/crest for his cycles -what sort of Iconography would fit? I was batting around some ideas, but came up with mostly lame stuff, like ‘Max Daddy’s Cycles’… maybe I could put the ‘Land-o-Lakes’ indian maiden on a wheel and call it a deal…
currently we have three ideas. Gus’s frames, which is what everyone refers to them as. not they could be tower frames, due to the large signiture neighborhood water tower. and .22 caliber frames, because he’s using washers with .22 caliber holes in them for fork crown caps. any more ideas?
I have been told by some expert and pro trials bike riders that the echo tires although good for most bike trials have a thiner sidewall and are not the best for side hops when running a lower more “flexy” air pressure. They are more comparable to the Monty skinwall tires than the whiteline or black side walls that almost every uni tirals rider has. The Monty tire has a bit stiffer sidewall and allows you to run a lower tire pressure without the tire folding over on itself. I guess it all comes down to having a tire pressure that you feel is right for yourself.
My personal view on pressure is that you want the tire hard enough so it doesnt fold over while your jumping but still alows you the maximum compression and Bounce out of the tire.
mod trials bikes (such as monty bikes) were developed because (this is my assumtion) trials riders wanted a lighter bike with trials advantages, and thus they made a new size rim/tire so they could run lower pressures, adding grip, while still not getting flats. it makes sense to call a unicycle with a monty brand tire and rim a monty unicycle, but if there are absolutely no monty parts it doesnt make sense to call it a monty unicycle. ramble mode exiting.
Stock trials bikes have 26" rims… not too sure how much you can change in terms of chainrings and cogs. I think you have to keep them fairly true to the original (stock), hence the name “stock bike”.
Mod bikes are, for lack of better terms, bikes with modifications. 24 and 20" rims, fixed gears and altered frames are among the popular changes. Monty just happens to be a well-known company that makes mod trials bikes – there are many others.