If you mean something like pegs on a BMX-b*ke you couldn’t pedal at all. If they were shorter you couldn’t grab with them too well and every time you tried some trick they propably would smash your ankles to pieces.
I’ve had an idea for making a peg on one side and a crank (and pedal) on the other side. The peg would go right over the hub spindle where the other crank would normally be.
I think a unicycle like that would allow for some interesting new skills. You could do some skills similar to what the flatland BMX folks do on their front wheel. Things like coasting, gliding. one foot wheel walking (scuffing), etc. Unfortunately I don’t have the skills to be able to ride a unicycle like that the way it should be ridden so I haven’t pursued having one custom made.
All you have to do is take the crank off one side, and get one of those bolt-on pegs. I have some, from a few years ago. The peg would be a few inches above the axle, but it would be easier to build than something custom. Yes, you should be able to make up some cool tricks!
I saw Dustin Kelm here in Minneapolis earlier this summer, riding a giraffe with big pegs on the hub. I asked him what they were for and he said that he can stand on them and pedal with his hands. I don’t think he grinds on them though…
Josue Barreto of Puerto Rico rode a similar uni at the NAUCC.
Yes that would be an easier way to do it, but I think the peg should be centered at the hub just because of symmetry and it’s the natural place to put it.
But more importantly, I need to work on my freestyle skills so I can justify the effort of having a unicycle like that made for me. Once I learn to glide and one foot wheel walk I’ll consider myself ready for a new toy.
there are 20 inch unicycles with pegs in place of cranks, and the wheel rolls freely. i kind of just scanned this thread so sorry if this was already mentioned and i missed it. also, when i first got into grinding, i experimented with attaching things to one side of one of my pedals. i think a metal plate the size of your pedal for that would be good, because then that weighs down that side of the pedal so the right side is always facing up. this would be interesting, are these already made or anything?
Dan Heaton and some other riders have had aluminum plates welded on the bottom of their aluminum pedals (remember that you cannot weld steel to aluminum). Dan actually has a slot ground in the center of the plate to help keep the pedal from slipping off of rails.