Hey, I’ve been unicycling for over a year now, probably closer to two years, and though I’ve ridden a lot, I haven’t looked up much stuff on unicycles and this is my first real time on the web looking at things. I have my dad’s old Schwinn, over 30 years old, and it seems to ride very well, but I was wondering if new unicycles would be better? It’s a 24 and has a new tire and seat. And, to help if I may need a new one, I usually ride off-road, but have never done any type of “extreme” mountain unicycling usually seen on TV shows like You Gotta See This.
You’ve come to the right place. This is an excellent forum for asking and answering questions about skills, components, and events. Hope you enjoy it here.
Schwinns are good unicycles. If you’ve got a new tire and seat and you’re happy with it you’re a lucky guy. If you want to become unhappy with it, go here
and look at all of the cool stuff that is available to unicyclists today.
Okay, thanks. I think I’ll keep it then.
Re: New uni?
> I have my dad’s old Schwinn, over 30 years old, and it seems to ride
> very well, but I was wondering if new unicycles would be better?
I just bought a brand new Schwinn about a month ago, the salesman said it
was a 2001 model. Other than a different saddle, the thing is identical to
a Schwinn my brother had bought about 15 years ago. I wouldn’t be surprised
if yours is also identical/very similar to mine.
There are other brands and lots of cool new things like the cokers
everyone’s talking about right now. But if your uni’s good enough for
Schwinn after all these years, that’s gotta say something
If the Schwinn is over 30 years old then it might have cottered cranks. If the cranks still stay tight and the cotter pins still stay tight then all is good. However, if the cranks are loose and the cotter pins won’t stay tight then a new uni would be in order.
My first two unicycles were a Schwinn 20" and a Schwinn 24". Both had cottered cranks. Eventually the cranks got loose and the cotter pins would no longer keep them tight. It was time for new unicycles. The old Schwinn’s were thrown in a recycling bin.