Pashley Muni

Hi Can anyone give me the name of a stockist of the Pashley Muni in the UK. What
do you reckon, is best to try cycle shops or juggling shops? Thanks Vern
vernon.middleton@roke.co.uk

Re: Pashley Muni

A lot of places can get them - u can ring Pashley direct on 01789 204654. I was
speaking to them yesterday regarding a spare part for another type of cycle and
was promised a call back which never came so don’t expect great after service.

If you are in the UK I’d say you’d be mad not to consider a DM. Service is good,
the cycles are better put together and the seat is superb and a reason in itself
to buy one. His cycles are about £20 dearer than a Pashley, but you get what u
pay for! He does inexpensive mail order. Call him on 01202 471943.

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Date: 15/01/98 13:40

Hi Can anyone give me the name of a stockist of the Pashley Muni in the UK. What
do you reckon, is best to try cycle shops or juggling shops? Thanks Vern
vernon.middleton@roke.co.uk

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Re: Pashley MUni

> Most people in the UK use 150mm cranks for trail riding on a 26" wheel.

How is it that the UK prefers 150s and the americanos like 170 on up? Is there a
terrain difference or a style difference?

BTW, I know not everyone falls into those categories, so you don’t need to write
me to tell me that.

Chris


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RE: Pashley MUni

> How is it that the UK prefers 150s and the americanos like 170 on up? Is there
> a terrain difference or a style difference?

I think there is both. Also a “surface” difference. Of course all of this
depends where in the UK or US you live. UK might have more wet, grassy stuff.
California certainly has more rocky, dusty stuff. Most of my local trails have
very little in the way of roots to ride over, but the trails I used to ride in
NY had roots everywhere.

BTW, though I often wish for something longer, I have always ridden 150mm cranks
on my MUnis…

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

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12-17-2000

Re: Pashley MUni

>From: Chris Reeder
>
>What strikes me as funny is that people seem to think that 175mm is WAY
>longer than 170 mm, when actually it’s only a 3% increase. Hardly noticeable,
>I’ll bet.
>
>Chris

The difference between 170mm and 175mm cranks is very noticeable. At least the
change was very noticeable to me when I switched to 175mm cranks. Granted the
magnitude of the change was compounded by the fact that I was changing from a
26" Pashely to a 26"x3" Vortex. The 175’s on the Vortex give me about the same
leverage as the 170’s on the Pashley. The wheel on the Vortex is about 28" in
diameter while the wheel on the Pashley is about 26" in diameter so the crank
length difference evens out. However, actually pedaling the 175’s feels very
different.

The 175’s are 5mm lower at the bottom of the pedal stroke and 5mm higher at the
top. The first thing you have to do is lower the seat about 5mm, but in
actuality it feels like you have lowered it more than twice that amount. Then
the climbing rhythm changes because of the longer cranks. It all seems minor but
it took me about 5 hilly trail rides over about 2 weeks to get used to the
longer cranks. The change in seat height along with the change in climbing
rhythm really makes the change very noticeable.

john_childs


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Re: Pashley Muni

Robin Oakley wrote:

> A lot of places can get them - u can ring Pashley direct on 01789 204654. I
> was speaking to them yesterday regarding a spare part for another type of
> cycle and was promised a call back which never came so don’t expect great
> after service.

Pashely primaraly work through distributers, they are often not good to get hold
of directly, but in my experience of getting parts from them, both standard and
specials and they extreemly good with deliveries. If you still havn’t got the
parts you are needing give me a call 01642 543345 or 0378 297 317.

> If you are in the UK I’d say you’d be mad not to consider a DM. Service is
> good, the cycles are better put together and the seat is superb and a reason
> in itself to buy one. His cycles are about £20 dearer than a Pashley, but you
> get what u pay for! He does inexpensive mail order. Call him on 01202 471943.

Couple of points here, DM does not manufacture a Muni unicycle. Unicycles of the
same quality as the Pashley Muni are more than £20 more expensive, DM prices are
excluding carriage and VAT. The DM unicycles are of exceptional quality, but are
heavy and are not designed for MUD

Cheers

Roger

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                       Roger.Davies@Octacon.co.uk
                                Stockton
                           North East England

Re: Pashley MUni

Chris and Jennifer Reeder <cjreeder@yahoo.com> wrote:

>> Most people in the UK use 150mm cranks for trail riding on a 26" wheel.

> How is it that the UK prefers 150s and the americanos like 170 on up? Is there
> a terrain difference or a style difference?

Probably a bit of both. Muni here really started as an offshoot of the XC MTB
scene - in particular with Duncan and the Polaris Challenge. Although these
events take part in hilly country, the bikers wouldn’t appreciate too many
really steep climbs so the Muniers didn’t have to bother either. Moreover,
150mm cranks gave a reasonable chance of riding fast in order to get lots of
checkpoints in the allotted 7 hours. This wouldn’t be easy with the extra
distance your feet have to move on 170mms.

The terrain is generally rather more rolling than steeply mountainous here -
we have nothing on the scale of the Rockies! Also the majority of places we
are legally allowed to ride are on bridleways. These started off as horse
trails (sometimes 2000 years or more ago) and horses tend not to like steep
rocky steps :slight_smile:

Have fun…

Paul

Paul Selwood paul@vimes.u-net.com http://www.vimes.u-net.com

Re: Pashley MUni

On Tue, 26 Dec 2000, Chris and Jennifer Reeder wrote:
>> Most people in the UK use 150mm cranks for trail riding on a 26" wheel.
>
>How is it that the UK prefers 150s and the americanos like 170 on up? Is there
>a terrain difference or a style difference?

I know the 170s on my muni feel too long for me right now. I’m sure I’ll get
used to them, but in the mean time it sure feels like my feet are travelling a
long way! Hmm…perhaps I’m a closet Brit?

Greg

Re: Pashley MUni

What strikes me as funny is that people seem to think that 175mm is WAY longer
than 170 mm, when actually it’s only a 3% increase. Hardly noticeable, I’ll bet.

Chris

John Foss wrote:
>
> > How is it that the UK prefers 150s and the americanos like 170 on up? Is
> > there a terrain difference or a style difference?
>
> I think there is both. Also a “surface” difference. Of course all of this
> depends where in the UK or US you live. UK might have more wet, grassy stuff.
> California certainly has more rocky, dusty stuff. Most of my local trails have
> very little in the way of roots to ride over, but the trails I used to ride in
> NY had roots everywhere.
>
> BTW, though I often wish for something longer, I have always ridden 150mm
> cranks on my MUnis…
>
> John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com
>
> “How was the ride? did you feel good?” “Did you say feel good or fall good?”
> Conversation between 8 year old Beau Hoover and mom after a MUni ride on
> 12-17-2000

Re: Pashley MUni

Likely that the difference was changing unicycles, then. When I switched from
175 to 180 on the same unicycle, I don’t think I noticed any difference after
the first five minutes.

Chris

John Childs wrote:
>
> >From: Chris Reeder
> >
> >What strikes me as funny is that people seem to think that 175mm is WAY
> >longer than 170 mm, when actually it’s only a 3% increase. Hardly noticeable,
> >I’ll bet.
> >
> >Chris
>
> The difference between 170mm and 175mm cranks is very noticeable. At least the
> change was very noticeable to me when I switched to 175mm cranks. Granted the
> magnitude of the change was compounded by the fact that I was changing from a
> 26" Pashely to a 26"x3" Vortex. The 175’s on the Vortex give me about the same
> leverage as the 170’s on the Pashley. The wheel on the Vortex is about 28" in
> diameter while the wheel on the Pashley is about 26" in diameter so the crank
> length difference evens out. However, actually pedaling the 175’s feels very
> different.
>
> The 175’s are 5mm lower at the bottom of the pedal stroke and 5mm higher at
> the top. The first thing you have to do is lower the seat about 5mm, but in
> actuality it feels like you have lowered it more than twice that amount. Then
> the climbing rhythm changes because of the longer cranks. It all seems minor
> but it took me about 5 hilly trail rides over about 2 weeks to get used to the
> longer cranks. The change in seat height along with the change in climbing
> rhythm really makes the change very noticeable.
>
> john_childs
>
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Re: Pashley Muni

> pashley really do need to sort out there seat design.

What happened about that thin one that Duncan was testing? The one with the
hosepipe guard on the ends…

Ewan.

Re: Pashley Muni

On Mon, 02 Feb 1998 14:44:36 +0000, “Ewan.” <e.i.crichton@ncl.ac.uk> wrote:

->> pashley really do need to sort out there seat design. -> ->What happened
about that thin one that Duncan was testing? The one with ->the hosepipe guard
on the ends… -> ->Ewan.

unsure, he rides now with a standard Bike seat. very thin indeed

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Priapism wrote:
>
> On Mon, 02 Feb 1998 14:44:36 +0000, “Ewan.” <e.i.crichton@ncl.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> ->> pashley really do need to sort out there seat design. -> ->What happened
> about that thin one that Duncan was testing? The one with ->the hosepipe guard
> on the ends… -> ->Ewan.
>
> unsure, he rides now with a standard Bike seat. very thin indeed
>
> Mini Mansell , Long life, Good sex and Prosperity.
>
> Muni Homepage http://www.circustuff.co.uk/muni/ Personal Homepage
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That’s the same one …

A Tioga Multicontrol MTB Downhillers saddle (the hose pipe was to protect it
from fronte end crashes) - he was riding it at York Chocfest.

The last time I rode it felt quite comfortable as it is sprung on rails since it
is a normal but extra long bike saddle.

Leo White - Cheltenham

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Re: Pashley MUni

I suppose not all things we ride on are “legal” either. Anybody out there not
had an experience with the cops kicking you off the local landscaping?

C

>
> The terrain is generally rather more rolling than steeply mountainous here -
> we have nothing on the scale of the Rockies! Also the majority of places we
> are legally allowed to ride are on bridleways. These started off as horse
> trails (sometimes 2000 years or more ago) and horses tend not to like steep
> rocky steps :slight_smile:
>
> Have fun…
>
> Paul
> –
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