ringmaster

Has anyone tried the new Ringmaster advanced? How well does it hold up? And how
is the seat? It looks rather funky, but for all I know it could be pretty good.
For the price, it seems it should be a pretty sturdy unicycle.

Johnny T :smiley:

Re: ringmaster

The Ringmaster Advanced is indeed a very sturdy uni. I have one and love
it. It is strong and well made. It is also a bit of a rarity in North America
which adds an additional level of coolness to it <grin>. The seat that came
with it is a bit of a problem. It has metal bumpers which make it not safe
for indoor floors and the rear bumper jabs me in the thighs when I pull the
seat out to ride seat in front. I’m going to replace it with a Miyata seat
but the Ringmaster uses a 25.4mm post and will require some customizing to
switch seats.

Is the Ringmaster Advanced the best uni out there? It all depends on what you
intend to use it for. I like it because it is strong, well made, and will take
2" tires. I am currently using a Primo The Wall 2.1" tire on it (the tire
actually measures to a smidgen under 2" on the rim) and it still has a bit more
room for a slightly fatter tire. I also seem to have a fetish for British
unicycles. Over half of my unis are British (my British collection consists of a
Pashley MUni, DM Vortex, DM Ringmaster Advanced, and Fleet mini giraffe). I also
happen to like cask conditioned stouts and malt vinegar on my fish and chips.

The Ringmaster Advanced isn’t the best freestyle uni in its price range (at
least for the price that it is available over here in North America). A better
freestyle uni in that price range would be a Paul Wyganowski custom. The DM is a
bit too heavy for an ideal freestyle uni. The DM is best thought of as a strong
uni with a freestyle twist that can take abuse and not as the perfect freestyle
uni. If you have a passion for freestyle then definitely consider the Wyganowski
frame (you can contact Paul at Osell’s in Minnesota, USA).

john_childs

>From: MoNKeYSPaZ@aol.com Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 00:45:55 EDT
>
>Has anyone tried the new Ringmaster advanced? How well does it hold up? And how
>is the seat? It looks rather funky, but for all I know it could be pretty good.
>For the price, it seems it should be a pretty sturdy unicycle.
>
>Johnny T :smiley:


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Re: ringmaster

Johnny,

The ring master advanced is very sturdy. The seat is comfortable and adult size.
The only grumble I hear about the seat is that it is heavy.

Roger


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----- Original Message ----- From: <MoNKeYSPaZ@aol.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 5:45 AM Subject:
ringmaster

> Has anyone tried the new Ringmaster advanced? How well does it hold up?
And
> how is the seat? It looks rather funky, but for all I know it could be pretty
> good. For the price, it seems it should be a pretty sturdy
unicycle.
>
> Johnny T :smiley:

Re: ringmaster

I’ve had a Ringmaster Advanced for about a year or so. It was the machine I
learned on so it has had many, many harsh impacts with carparks and
pavements/sidewalks. It seems to love abuse.

I have to add that I did buckle the wheel during a crash in hockey, but I think
that was largely due to the spokes being too loose.

Arnold the Aardvark

http://www.foxholly.demon.co.uk ICQ# 30592054

Re: ringmaster

Best freestyle feature apart from its robustness is it’s excellent fork crown.
Good for one-foot tricks, coasting, gliding and stand up. You have about 45mm
each side of the top tube to put your feet and it is “knurled” to be grippy like
most BMX foot pegs - also it has been designed to have minimal clearance for a
2.125" tyre - so your foot is as close as possible to the tyre for gliding or
stand up one foot.

The 48 spoke wheel is probably overkill for freestyle but handy if it gets run
over in a hockey match!

The saddle is heavy but very comfortable, you can remove the steel crash
guards if only using it indoors and tape the ends up with gaffer tape (a la
Julien Monney).

Kayleigh put a Miyata saddle on hers (with a 25.0 to 22.2 shim) which made it
feel as light as most other freestyle unicycles.

Just my two pennorth, Leo White (UK).

<MoNKeYSPaZ@aol.com> wrote in message news:5a.b231f5a.27018403@aol.com
> Has anyone tried the new Ringmaster advanced? How well does it hold up?
And
> how is the seat? It looks rather funky, but for all I know it could be pretty
> good. For the price, it seems it should be a pretty sturdy
unicycle.
>
> Johnny T :smiley: