Semcycle for beginner?


Well, similar questions have been asked before on this list, but answers have
gone only to the asking parties, so they’re not in the archive… So, I have 3

I have never been near a unicycle. I’d like to get one and learn to ride it.

I sent for and recieved the catalog from Semcycle, and they have a couple of
options that I’m considering.

Background: I’m 6’2" tall and weigh a little under 250 pounds.

Semcycle sells Semcycle unicycles in 20", 24", and 26" models, and an XL cycle
in 16", 20", 24" and 26"

My gut tells me that I should get a 24", but I have no real justification for
this feeling. What wheel size would you folks reccommend for a beginner of my
dimensions? What are the pros and cons of the different wheel sizes? Is one
easier to learn on than the others?

(That was just my first question in case you missed it :wink:

My second question is what the difference is between the regular Semcycle and
the XL? (apart from the $60) When I get closer to committing myself I’ll ask
this question of the folks at Semcycle, but for now I’d be interested in any
knowledge you folks have.

Finally, is Semcycle the right company to deal with for my first (and probably
only) unicycle? I don’t expect to go professional, I just want it as yet another
gadget to play with and make the friends of my future children say “Your dad’s
weird!” Any experiences out there with Semcycle, pro or con?

Any and all advice or experiences gladly accepted.

Thank you for your indulgence, jeffy
p.s. I am in Washington state in the USA.

Jeffrey Youngstrom ( “Wouldn’t we be more comfortable on pogo
sticks?” - Uncle Willy