Schwinn- good first unicyle?...and other ?'s

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Hello group,

    My first post to the forum is coincidentally regarding my first
    unicycle. (Second if you count the $15 flea market "kangaroo" I got as a
    kid.) I culled dejanews and spent a couple hours last night perusing
    through webpages trying to find answers but to no avail.
  1. Is a Schwinn a good first unicycle to learn on?

  2. When I searched Ebay there were about 5 decent looking unicycles available.
    Is this the norm or did I search during a high point?

  3. Does Mr. Foss or anyone else have a good first unicycle they’d be willing to
    let me borrow/rent/lease/buy locally so I can learn before I invest in a real
    good one? I’m in Elk Grove, CA near Sacramento. I sincerely appreciate your
    time and thoughts.

     Your prompt reply is appreciated as I need to learn quickly so I can
     make it to Santa Cruz in October!
    

I’m off to play Uniracers,

Thanks,

-Cam The “Unofficial” Forward Air Page http://www.jps.net/mjrhavoc/ *remove
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Re: Schwinn- good first unicyle?..and other ?'s

> 1. Is a Schwinn a good first unicycle to learn on?

Probably so.

> 2. When I searched Ebay there were about 5 decent looking unicycles available.
> Is this the norm or did I search during a high point?

5 decent unicycles at Ebay is higher than normal (I’ve been watching Ebay for
over 6 months). Roughly half of the unicycles offered at Ebay are worthless for
riding much less learning on.

Another spot to check out is The Unicycle Source http://www.unicyclesource.com/
They offer a growing variety of sizes and models.

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RE: Schwinn- good first unicyle?..and other ?'s

Cam,

> ***Please remove thecork from my email address to reply. I apologize for any
> inconvenience but I’m tired of getting crap in my mailbox.***

Some of us are using lame software like Microsoft Outlook for our email. For
people who want us to change your email address to reply, please include a copy
of it in the body of your messages so we can see what it is. Otherwise yours
shows up on my screen as “Cameron”. I’m not a big Outlook fan, but it has some
useful features.

> 1. Is a Schwinn a good first unicycle to learn on?

Strong, heavy, sturdy. Good resale value.

> 2. When I searched Ebay there were about 5 decent looking unicycles available.
> Is this the norm or did I search during a high point?

I disagree with the person who said most of what’s on ebay was junky. Most of
the unicycles I’ve seen there were Schwinns, and unless they’re really beat,
they’re all about the same. In some ways, the old cottered ones are even
stronger than the newer ones. But if you see an unknown unicycle on ebay, watch
out, it could be one of those “tricycle” types. Stay away!

> 3. Does Mr. Foss or anyone else have a good first unicycle they’d be willing
> to let me borrow/rent/lease/buy locally so I can learn before I invest in a
> real good one? I’m in Elk Grove, CA near Sacramento.

I have only one that’s “good” for learning, and it’s in use by a learner. I
have a couple of “so-so” ones, a Stelber 24" and a Fmsu? These are both from
the “don’t buy” ebay category, but the price might be right for a lease. Give
me a call to get hooked into the local unicycling “scene” around here. We may
be trying again to get us a gym in the Charmichael area in the coming months.
(916) 983-5442.

My personal recommendation is to get the cheap trainer from UnicycleSource to
start on. Like it says, beat it up while learning, and then you’ll know what
kind of unicycle you want next.

I’ll be out of town tomorrow thru Sunday, then again the end of next week for
the National Unicycle Convention. Hope to talk to you soon…

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone


jfoss@unicycling.com http://www.unicycling.com

I
> sincerely appreciate your time and thoughts.
>
> Your prompt reply is appreciated as I need to learn quickly so I can
> make it to Santa Cruz in October!
>
> I’m off to play Uniracers,
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Cam The “Unofficial” Forward Air Page http://www.jps.net/mjrhavoc/ *remove
> thecork to reply