Onza Uni

I’ve got an Onza Trials uni then, and it’s pretty nice, Feels really solid compared to my Pashley 20", and is very confidence inspiring when riding bigger stuff.
One question i’ve got, mainly to other people who use splined (Profile) style cranks. When you idle, do you get a slight feeling of play at either end of the rock, as if there is play? I’m 99% sure that there is no problem with mine, as this feeling is only minor, and the cranks have withstood a few drops already without flinching.
Anyway, be good to hear if anyone else has experienced this.

Re: Onza Uni

I had a go on someone’s Onza the other week; that had so much play in the cranks it was daft; the end of the cranks could move a few centimetres without the wheel turning. I was told you get used to it…

Phil, just me

Re: Onza Uni

That sounds broken. My DMATU muni has a splined hub and no
play in the cranks at all. I’ve been using it for two years without a
problem. My riding is not exactly extreme, though.

Arnold the Aardvark

Onza

Hey I do stupid things on my onza and it aint even bent anything.

I dont know what u people do to break these unicycles.:smiley:

Trev

Re: Onza Uni

On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 03:10:47 -0500, phil
<phil.9257m@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>
>I had a go on someone’s Onza the other week; that had so much play in
>the cranks it was daft; the end of the cranks could move a few
>centimetres without the wheel turning. I was told you get used to
>it…

That much play can’t be good. I imagine this is nearly unrideable, and
also it must get worse in no time. I think you should tell “someone”
he needs to shell out some money.

Klaas Bil

Think for a little bit more than an Onza you could buy my United/Monty/Profile. :slight_smile:

That’s quite a large ‘little bit’:slight_smile:

You could buy an Onza AND a Pashley for the price of Profile hub and crank set this side of the pond.

My friends and I have 3 Onza trial unis. Our cranks have no play, but we have bought them just one month ago.

I’m selling my United/Monty/Profile setup with an air Miyata for $450. The Onza on this side of the pond goes for $385.

Re: Onza Uni

phil wrote:

> I had a go on someone’s Onza the other week; that had so much play in
> the cranks it was daft; the end of the cranks could move a few
> centimetres without the wheel turning. I was told you get used to
> it…

This message
http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=3d3da2ec.682%40vimes.u-net.com
seems to imply that prototype Onza’s had a problem with this, but that
it is fixed in the production model.

The fact that two different people are now reporting this problem makes
me think that perhaps it hasn’t been fixed after all. It’s clearly not
a fault with all Onza’s, but maybe there is some design flaw that makes
this a common problem.

Ando: Was it definately like this when you got it or has it developed
over time? Perhaps if it was like it when you got it you should think
about sending it back. It may only be a little bit of play now, but if
it developes into a lot of play in a couple of months time your case
and for getting a replacement won’t be as strong.

On the subject of Onza’s… has anyone managed to bend/break their cranks
on an Onza? How much are the replacements? I can’t see them on
unicycle.com or unicycle.uk.com.

Regards,
Nick

Nick Grey
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Yes some1 has managed to bend the cranks, Will Stevens has, he seems to be able to bend any cranks though, i think best best for will nxt is profiles!

Yo, my first post - were have i been? :roll_eyes:

I use 150mm BicycleEuros on my 26" UDC MaxTraction, and there always bending! One pair of cranks usually only lasts about 2 weeks. There only £10 from www.unicycle.uk.com but i cant seem to find any that dont bend!