sawing a bike???????

hello every,

my name is Andre and i am aplogising for mine english before i start.
i like the unicycle, but mine is a bike!
could i with the saw (a metal with tooth) change to a unicycle,or must i be buying a bike with one wheel for preferance.
if i saw, how should it be- for instance is the wheel remaining to be the bak or the front wheel, and how am i to be sticking thje pedal on the wheel???
i have a saw and some skill with it, but do not want to saw and then regret!

Re: sawing a bike???

You will regret sawing your bike in half.
Get a real unicycle instead. Making a unicycle requires so many specialised parts that I doubt it will be worth it to build one yourself.

Riding a unicycle is worth while. I hope you get yourself a unicycle somehow.

:slight_smile:

Morten

Welcome on the forum!

I agree with Borges. It is possible to build a unicycle from a bike but it is not easy, you should do it only as a fun project if you have too much time.

You said “Location: in a caravan”. If you tell us where your caravan is, we can advise where you can buy a real unicycle.

Klaas Bil

Welcome from me to.
I’m all in favors with the others Andre. Buy a Real Unicycle.
There’s Welding to be done and there’s bearings to get and a Straight Fork. Normal Bike Saddles wouldn’t help either.
Go to this site from unicycle.com.And have a browse. There’s bound to be something there for you for the right one. Good luck and welcome aboard. Looking forward to your comments in the forums.

David.

I have a feeling this is somebody taking the piss (Having a joke)…

Building Unicycles from Bicycle parts

I disagree. Since when has unicycling been about doing what is easiest? If someone is technical minded and has access to a decent workshop there is no reason why they shouldn’t attempt to make their own creation. At a Gypsy fair I saw a guy with a regular bike, but I think it had a fixed gear. He stood it on end and rode it like a unicycle, sitting on the bar between the handlebars and the fork. He offered me a go but I declined since I thought my unicycle seat looked more comfortable than his bar. I also didn’t like the idea of falling off and being tangled in the bike. When I first bought a unicycle, my friends dad became interested in the idea of making them. He used some bike parts and made one for his son. The bearing holders and the seat were the biggest issues to deal with, and maybe also attaching the axle to the hub. He is a metalwork teacher at school and he machined some bearing housings out of steel on the lathe at school based on the lollypop design from my unicycle. Cottered cranks seemed to be the easiest to install and a straight fork wasn’t hard to find. He used a Skyway Tuff BMX rim which was similar to my plastic rim but looks even cooler. I can’t remember how he attached the axle to the hub, maybe some sort of heavy duty Loctite or bonding stuff. The modified bike seat with extra padding was not the most ideal saddle. The result was an uncomfortable, heavy unicycle, but at least it was cheap and provided an experience in Unicycle manufacturing. Since then he has made several other Unicycles. His 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl) now all have their own Unicycles. I remember hunting the scrapheap for 5" cottered cranks to help fuel the production line. I think some of the later models turned out better than the first one since he would have discovered what worked best along the way. Anyway the point I am trying to make is that if you have the time and the means then it is good to investigate alternatives to purchasing something that is mass produced. Also if you want something specialised it could end up cheaper to design and make it yourself and purchase a Unicycle saddle if it turns out to be decent.

hello and here am i again(it is twice!!?)
i thank for your help, but klass bill(you all have strange of name) don’t say that i am of a caravan! one day i will of a house be, the caravan is a secret of my profile omly.
and samuel, what is of the ‘taking piss joke’- you know not of me sir! my english is no good but my sincerity is of the utmost, i have family honour!
luckily it is o.k. everyone—i have surfed the web with my friend inka and we have find a wheel that is ‘ultimate’ (to make)
it has no seat and my for me i should have a seat (my knees were broked of a year ago , from the ski, so i must not strain!!), so i am to make a’ultimate unicycle’ with putting a seat on the ultimate wheel
although the wheel will not be spoked but of wood instead, but this is not a problem?
my poor bike is not happy because of my taking off its spokes, but it will smile when the wood is on its rim(of the wheel)
and inka of an artist has painted some wood which i hav sawed to a circle.
thank you for your help given, i am off to go to my friend over the hill who is a metalman??(ofr work), he will metal a frame, then i shall show you of my beautiful unicycle!!!

Andre.

Samuel’s only joking about you. Samuel will come back later when he will explain to you and I understand what the “Taking the piss joke” is about. He’s got a good sence of humor and he has hit me back a couple of times and I love it. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of humor on this site already and I get a laugh. There’s bound to be some after I finish this.

David.

Re: sawing a bike???

In article <andre.nhniz@timelimit.unicyclist.com>,
andre.nhniz@timelimit.unicyclist.com (andre) wrote:

>
> hello and here am i again(it is twice!!?)
> i thank for your help, but klass bill(you all have strange of name)
> don’t say that i am of a caravan! one day i will of a house be, the
> caravan is a secret of my profile omly.
> and samuel, what is of the ‘taking piss joke’- you know not of me sir!
> my english is no good but my sincerity is of the utmost, i have family
> honour!
> luckily it is o.k. everyone—i have surfed the web with my friend inka
> and we have find a wheel that is ‘ultimate’ (to make)
> it has no seat and my for me i should have a seat (my knees were broked
> of a year ago , from the ski, so i must not strain!!), so i am to make
> a’ultimate unicycle’ with putting a seat on the ultimate wheel
> although the wheel will not be spoked but of wood instead, but this is
> not a problem?
> my poor bike is not happy because of my taking off its spokes, but it
> will smile when the wood is on its rim(of the wheel)
> and inka of an artist has painted some wood which i hav sawed to a
> circle.
> thank you for your help given, i am off to go to my friend over the hill
> who is a metalman??(ofr work), he will metal a frame, then i shall show
> you of my beautiful unicycle!!!
>
>
> –
> andre
>
http://www.rit.edu/~jvl2957/unicycle/build.html

It’s a rough guide to making a uni. I tried making a uni, then figured it
would be cheaper just to buy one. You need to fix the axle to the hub -
that’s the hardest bit I think.

Liam

Re: sawing a bike???

On Thu, 15 May 2003 16:02:17 -0500, andre
<andre.nhniz@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>but klass bill(you all have strange of name)
>don’t say that i am of a caravan! one day i will of a house be, the
>caravan is a secret of my profile omly.

Sorry Andre, but it said “Location: in a caravan” next to your message
(when viewed on the forum, not on Usenet). The software copied that
from your profile, which is not secret anyway. If anyone clicks on
“Profile” in one of your posts, everything is displayed.

Good luck with building a unicycle!

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

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