A little intro about me for the ones who never heard of me… I’m 19, I’m currently taking welding classes, I’m almost done now, I have 2 months left before I get my diploma! I’ve always had some crazy plans for unicycles I’d like to make and everything, I finaly have the skills to do it.
So, I’ve been planning/working on this project for quite a while now, I had trouble getting the material I needed and I still dont have exactly what I wanted but I thought it’d try it anyway. I must say, it looks quite similar to the Mad4One frames, beleive it or not, I had my drawings done before the M41 came out! Anyway, fatty frame, aluminum (7005-T6), Schlumpf compatible, the next one(s) will have a disk brake tab also, I couldn’t fit one on mine because the bend at the bottom of the frame is too pronounced so the disk wouldn’t fit anyway. This model is standing at 665 grams (including bearing holders and bolts), just a few grams under a KH29 frame.
I haven’t ridden it yet, it still has to go in the oven for 10 hours before I do anything on it. I’ll test it out in the next weeks and see if anything needs to be modified!
I will post more pictures once the second one is done
I’m amazed at what you are doing at 19 years of age. I find it inspiring and wish you all the best. I hope you are successful in all your endeavours. Can’t wait to see the final product and read the reports about its performance.
Jakob that is very cool. It looks great with the DIY Reeder handle.
So what are your plans for after you graduate? Are you going to go into welding, or is this a side thing? If the welds are anywhere near as good as they look I’m sure you have a future in welding if you want it.
Well thanks alot I’m different than most people at my age, I dont have a car, I dont even have my license! I dont have a cell phone, I’m not doing drugs or anything (not saying everyone does, it’s the case in my class though). I’m concentrating on fun projects like that. My final project at school is a FatBike instead of the usual trailer
Right now I have the Reeder Handle, the custom made semi-flat CF seatbase, drilled cranks and the frame. I want to be able to make all the parts myself for at least one unicycle. The big problem is spokes, tire and rim…
Actually, I plan on having the summer off, not working or having classes. I’ll spend my summer well for Unicon and a trip at a friend’s place in Europe. At first I wanted to go in the cycling industry as a frame builder, I kinda changed my mind because if I do so, I wont make unicycles at home anymore. I will probably end up using my spare time to work on fun projects like unicycle parts and bikes and work in a welding shop. I still dont know where I want to go yet, I’ll let the time decide haha!
Actually, the reason why I have no close-up pictures is because I dont like how the welds look. They are for sure strong welds, but I have done much better in look. I had the nicest Tig welds in my class, on aluminum and steel. The second one will be nicer
No name, I just call it the fatty
I’ve been riding the wheel for a long time on my steel frame, I made a steel frame last year when I started my welding class. It looked like crap, it wasn’t straight, but it was holding!
I’ll keep mine raw as it looks pretty cool with the yellow/orange combo and it’s open to modifications anytime If it’s good enough to sell I might find a color for them, and I’d need to find a good painted/Powder coater.