Norco KH Uni

I’ve been pestering Norco by E-mail about thier new KH uni over
the past four months. On Thursday I got some useful information
back from them. Probably nothing really new, but here it is:

o The 20" and 24" expensive Kris Holm models are to be
sold exclusively through Unicycle.Com.

o Norco will be selling the 20" model like the KH, but
with steel cranks and a steel hub, at a lower price,
to be available in 2-3 weeks.

Please know that I mean no disrespect to Unicycle.com or their
quality of service, but from my perspective the exclusive deal
with Unicycle.com is an unfortunate decision, and one I hope Norco
will reconsider. I prefer not to buy anything mail-order from
American retailers: currency exchange, brokerage fees and the
prospect of customs hassles make this prospect distasteful to me.
The idea that a Canadian customer can only buy something from a
Canadian manufacturer through an American retailer seems a bit
preposterous.

I have friends in the Bicycle business who are able to work me a
favourable deal on Norco products, for the most part, and the idea
that I can’t order one particular Norco product through my
friends’ business also rankles considerably.

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Ottawa, ON FreeBSD: Where you want to go. Today.

noooooooooooooooooooo that means there will be no splinted hub?

Splinted?

[B]i had heard whispers of uni.com getting excusive rights in the U.S. also but not in Canada.i can see how this would annoy you.

if this turns out to be true that someone in the U.S. cant simply walk into a Norco dealer and buy one,that seems a little rediculous too.Unicycle.com is wonderful,i dont know where i would be without them (or their 800 number) but if the new Norco’s cant be displayed in bike shops,then how is uni riding ever going to get out of the past and into the present market and mainstream?

for example:there is a bike shop in my town that has been waiting to stock a good quaility MUni for months now.i know that they were hoping to get a couple of these Norco’s out on the floor.bike shops want it strong out of the box and the Norco would fill that gap in the market for a uni thats inexpensive,strong and easily accessible though “bike shop” channels.

what does this mean for the Velo seat?

im glad i bought my trials unicycle 6 months ago.i would hate to be shoping right now,i dont play the waiting game very well and thats been going on for a long time.the next year or two (i feel) will be a true test for the mainstream market,and will make or break unicycling in terms of public acceptance.

we’ll see what happens… :-)[/B]

I read on the Calgary Unipsychos site in the forum that Norco will be selling the new seat, hub, axle kit and cranks as well as the 20" cheaper KH uni.

Re: Norco KH Uni

“Ando” <Ando.c26kc@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> Splinted?

He probably meant splined but has an aggressive spell checker like mine.
:wink:

Scott


Everybody has a plan until I hit him.
–Mike Tyson

maen i heate speling

heh
just kidding

yeah

CONFUSION! So will there be a KH 20 with a splined hub/cranks? :astonished:

scott

Re: Norco KH Uni

It’s all a bunch of KH.
It’s about get rich now.
And you can’t do it selling them in Canada.

Tim

The Norco’s will be junk anyway’s.
“jagur” <jagur.c279c@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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>
> i had heard whispers of uni.com getting excusive rights in the U.S.
> also but not in Canada.i can see how this would annoy you.
>
> if this turns out to be true that someone in the U.S. cant simply walk
> into a Norco dealer and buy one,that seems a little rediculous
> too.Unicycle.com is wonderful,i dont know where i would be without them
> (or their 800 number) but if the new Norco’s cant be displayed in bike
> shops,then how is uni riding ever going to get out of the past and into
> the present market and mainstream?
>
> for example:there is a bike shop in my town that has been waiting to
> stock a good quaility MUni for months now.i know that they were hoping
> to get a couple of these Norco’s out on the floor.bike shops want it
> strong out of the box and the Norco would fill that gap in the market
> for a uni thats inexpensive,strong and easily accessible though “bike
> shop” channels.
>
> what does this mean for the Velo seat?
>
> im glad i bought my trials unicycle 6 months ago.i would hate to be
> shoping right now,i dont play the waiting game very well and thats been
> going on for a long time.the next year or two (i feel) will be a true
> test for the mainstream market,and will make or break unicycling in
> terms of public acceptance.
>
> we’ll see what happens… :slight_smile:

>
>
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You know what?
Last week in my Local Bike Shop I saw a Norco Brochure that had all three of the new KH’s in it. I don’t think that they would put it in their catalogue if it wasn’t going to be available through the bike store. This is Canada, btw. I’ll check back and see which catalogue this is.

i heard that the unis were comin in around christmas time

Re: Norco KH Uni

I totally agree,
that’s crazy,

???

It makes unicycling even more goofy not
making it all available,
There’s only one guy riding unicycle in canada, kris Holm ,
“Gardner” <gbuchana@gromit.dhs.org> wrote in message
news:%bDn9.188361$8b1.11721@news01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com…
> I’ve been pestering Norco by E-mail about thier new KH uni over
> the past four months. On Thursday I got some useful information
> back from them. Probably nothing really new, but here it is:
>
> o The 20" and 24" expensive Kris Holm models are to be
> sold exclusively through Unicycle.Com.
>
> o Norco will be selling the 20" model like the KH, but
> with steel cranks and a steel hub, at a lower price,
> to be available in 2-3 weeks.
>
> Please know that I mean no disrespect to Unicycle.com or their
> quality of service, but from my perspective the exclusive deal
> with Unicycle.com is an unfortunate decision, and one I hope Norco
> will reconsider. I prefer not to buy anything mail-order from
> American retailers: currency exchange, brokerage fees and the
> prospect of customs hassles make this prospect distasteful to me.
> The idea that a Canadian customer can only buy something from a
> Canadian manufacturer through an American retailer seems a bit
> preposterous.
>
> I have friends in the Bicycle business who are able to work me a
> favourable deal on Norco products, for the most part, and the idea
> that I can’t order one particular Norco product through my
> friends’ business also rankles considerably.
>
> ============================================================
> Gardner Buchanan <gbuchana@rogers.com>
> Ottawa, ON FreeBSD: Where you want to go. Today.