Jeff lives! Please, please- post a fresh video- Sophie doesn’t fall to sleep anymore when watching your skill demo- so I have to shrink it down to %50 so that I can surf; that music is driving me crazy(er)…
I went to the main Da Goods site, http://www.qu-ax.de/index_800E.html, and pulled this little paragraph from the How to Drive section. Evidently it’s the German translation into English.
My friend the unicycle
When you approach to this strange item, make sure that the helmet is on your head ,and the kneecaps are on the right place.
It’s different to a horse, you cannot see at once where front and the rear is. But don’t worry, you will find it out. The seatclamp shows in riding direction, that means the screw is in the back. Most of the time the saddle is a little bit smaller on the front side. The pedals and cranks are marked with “R” and “L” for left and right. This is very important, because if you use them in the wrong position the pedal will become loosen and you will damage the tread.
It is easy to find the right position for your saddle. When sitting on the saddle your leg should be straight when the pedal is in the lowest position. The picture shows you how to measure easy. When you are with your breast on the saddle and your fingertips can touch the axle, then you have the right size!
I saw quite a few yellow freestyle tires at UNICON and wondered where they came from. I see this German site sells a yellow tire. The site says it has a diamond pattern so must be similar to the Primo “The Wall” tire.
Ya. I put internal threads on the uni.5 hub. I don’t get this thing with male threads on unicycle axles. Is that a historical thing (UK: an historical thing) or is there an engineering reason? It seems easier to me to drill and tap than to make a longer axle, turn down the ends, and then thread the ends.