semcycle giraffe

I am a casual unicycle rider and have been riding my Schwinn Giraffe for few
years which is 6 feet tall. I have never been able to master a free standing
(unsupported) mount. I think that it would be easier to mount a chain driven
unicycle where the distance from the ground to the center of the chain gear
(where the pedals are) is lower (assuming constant size pedal arms). This
distance on my Schwinn is approximately 38 inches. Can anyone provide me this
same measure for the Semcycle, Miyata, and any others? Would giraffe’s
advertized as being 5 feet tall have a chain gear height of 24-26 inches?

AlDoug38 wrote in message <1998060600004600.UAA00777@ladder03.news.aol.com>…
> I’m planning on buying a giraffe within a few weeks. I have ridden a
> friend’s Semcylce, and liked it, but I’ve also ridden a Unicycle Factory
> giraffe, and that felt much more stable. I like the portability of the
Sem,
>but I wonder about the durability. Has anyone else encountered problems
with a
>Sem giraffe?

I’m planning on buying a giraffe within a few weeks. I have ridden a
friend’s Semcylce, and liked it, but I’ve also ridden a Unicycle Factory
giraffe, and that felt much more stable. I like the portability of the Sem,
but I wonder about the durability. Has anyone else encountered problems with
a Sem giraffe?