As you can guess, I just got a brand new torker TX, and have been trying it out. I am rapidly learning why I got it for only ~160 canadian! Some simple problemns have to do with the seat, which is less than comfortable. However, the seat post is bigger than those on my other uni’s and the way the seet post is attached to the seat is also different, so the airseat I wanted to put on it will have to wait for a novel solution, or the discovery of the right parts. Also, the seat post is not long enough for me… sigh…
The one serious and damning problem (which has shattered my confidence in it), is that the “cog” conecting the chain to the weel comes loose when too much pressure is exerted on it when pedaling backwards. This has resulted in me falling several times even when it seemed secure prior to riding. The way it’s designed is that the cog threads o one way so that it canot rotate past a given point, and a “cap” threads on the other way over top of it so that when it is as tight as it can be made, any force trying to unscew the cog will have the effect of trying to tighten the cap, -which will result in the whole mechanism being held firmly in place.
The problemn is it dosen’t work. There is give somewhere which allows the cog to slip. when it slips back, it unscrews the cap, and everything becomes loose. The temporary solution is to get hold of the appropriate tool for tightning the cap propely. it dosen’t come with the unicycle, and there is no mention of it in the “how to” that does come with it. It’s basically a metal “disk” with teeth cut out of it at intervals, 4 or 5 in all. Does anybody know what I need? Has anyone ever experienced this problemn?
Personally, although the design is interesting, I consider this a design defect. The connection should hold without it having to be checked before each ride.
Thanks in advance for the feedback!