I fitted a set of V brakes to my new Nimbus 36" today.
I also fitted a Kris Holm Fusion seat, the Kris Holm rail adaptor, and a Kris Holm seat post.
I used the V brake adaptors from Unicycle.com to fit the brakes. It was quite tricky to get them sorted out, I may still have some adjustments to make to the pads. I had to file the slot on the brakes lower to get the block lower than the tyre, but I think I have it fairly well sorted out now.
I think the Freeride is comfortable because it’s not as curved as the other saddles.
When you are spending many hours in the saddle, there is no reason to ride a curved saddle at all. You wouldn’t put up with a bicycle seat that curves upwards to squish your squishy bits any more that you should on a unicycle.
I think the highly curved nature of unicycle seats is a leftover from the days when people rode without handles, which might be Ok if you’re using your crotch to control the unicycle (eg in freestyle), but not if you’re riding hundreds of Km’s
I’ve been cutting mine flat for years and it seem to work.
I’ve wanted to put brakes on my Coker ever sense I led a fun ride at NAUCC06 in Memphis. On the looong downhills I was waddling like a duck trying to keep my speed low while those with brakes smoothly wizzed past me. I even did a superman sliding UPD when it got away from me.
Does the inside of your knee ever hit that brake mechanism. I’ve got the standard Coker frame, with one tube on ea side going from the crown to the hub. Every now and then my knee will knock into it. I’m afraid adding more metal down there would tear me up.
It seems to me that putting the brake mounts on that posterior part of the frame of the Nimbus would make some sense. Then all the brake parts would be well behind the circuit of my knees.
I just need something cleared up, is the V-brake used for this just like a standard bicycle brake with it’s cable shortened? Or is there more to it than that?
I’m kinda hoping I can use a bicycle brake I already have when I get my 36er… Or am I going to have to upgrade even from that?
it’s a normal bike v-brake, albeit one that has long arms to clear over a large tyre. The one you have may or may not fit over a 36 tyre, you’ll have to try it and see, unless you can talk numbers with the creator of this thread and see if yours are as long as his.
I’m pretty sure the arms on most will reach, I got some really really basic brakes (the cheapest at my bike shop) and they fit wonderfully. They are actualy a breeze to set up, the only problem that I have is calibrating them perfectly, but I’m sure I will figure that out soon.
Great to hear. I don’t want to spend too much more on my uni than I have to. I’d like hydraulic brakes, but that’s a luxury I can’t really afford.
I guess the brake mounts on the uni are the same as a bicycle then, correct?