Hey, . I’ve been doing great on my unicycle. I can do 360 unispins, hop off really high stuff, ect ect… Well I’ve ran into a problem; my uni is a piece of junk. It’s nice but I’ve had it for awhile and it’s been smashed, banged, dropped and more. I’m not sure weather to just replace the cranks though. I don’t have barely any money, and I have more stuff to spend it on.
Here are some pictures I took about 5 minutes ago.
The cranks. I just got some new ones and the pedal just completely got stripped out.
Just showing my enormous crank size. The uni on the left is my brothers, he has the cranks that came with it. My cranks are made for bikes.
Although the cranks are a bit stronger and the hub more so, if you are bending your cranks already eventually you’ll bend those as well.
Do like Danni said do yard work, cleaning, grocery shopping for the old or disabled, etc. for cash and save up for a DX, Nimbus Hopley or Qu-Ax yellow hub.
If you can put up w/ the bent cranks for a while do so (if not get some stronger cranks like these ), and cut out all the drops. Focus on flatland and technical trials. When you get your splined trials turn your old uni into a loaner or freestyle specific uni.
I asked my dad “My unicycle is junk and I really need a new one if I want to keep riding” and he just told me no and that I shouldn’t. He’s been mean alot lately (not just materially). He never pays me squat for doing chores like mowing our huge lawn (it is huge).
The cheapest thing I can think of is to order higher quality cranks, as short as you think you can stand. This will reduce the leverage- stress on the axles and cranks. And try to avoid tricks that may break it before you can replace it.
Take up freestyle !
My dad says he won’t pay me for mowing the lawn today, but my mom promises me $15, . I mow once a week so… $75 a month. Mabey my mom can buy some of it while I pay for most.
EDIT- God my dad is retarded. He just called me about mowing and said I needed to do it now. I told him I had to do school work (I home school) but he said no. I am almost 1 year behind in school and he wants me to mow. He got mad at me and said “I’LL JUST DO IT” and hung up.
Whenever I ask my mom about getting anything she says “Ask dad”. He’s basically rich yet he gives me nothing.