Problems uphill.

  1. I’ve had my Pashley 20" unicycle since Christmas, and have more or less got
    the swing of forwards, turning, freemount etc., and am getting there with
    hovering. I seem to be able to go down quite steep hills, but cannot climb
    the same - where am I going wrong? It seems no matter how hard I try to stay
    sitting on the saddle, the uni just wants to wander from side to side as I
    try to climb. Is this just practice, or is there some trick to it that
    someone could share. - I’d like to get a Pashley Muni, but can’t really
    justify it until I feel I can handle uphill better.

  2. The bearing shells on this uni are held in place by two self tapping screws
    on each side. After any time, particularly on rough surfaces they come loose,
    and will eventually strip. I’d thought of drilling these right through, and
    using bolts - any thoughts?

Cheers,

Alan Rowe.

RE: Problems uphill.

> 2. The bearing shells on this uni are held in place by two self tapping screws
> on each side. After any time, particularly on rough surfaces they come
> loose, and will eventually strip. I’d thought of drilling these right
> through, and using bolts - any thoughts?

Buy the Pashley. Using bolts all the way through might work, but it’s an
inherently bad design and will be prone to failure especially under trail riding
conditions. If you try the bolts make sure first that there is room for the bolt
heads (and washers, spacers, etc.) without touching the hub or spokes first.

Riding uphill is a lot harder than hovering (depending on the hill). Though
one skill has little to do with the other, just expect the uphill ride to
always be a lot harder than the downhill, moreso even that it is on a bicycle.
Stick with it!

Stay on top,

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