Mary Hartman wrote:
> Does anyone know if a Off Road tire fits on a 26" Semcycle? Is this a good
> Uni to take off-Road?? -Mary
Mary - I have a 26" Semcycle XL on which I’ve installed a Ritchey mountain bike
tire. It wasn’t exactly easy though. The XL is very narrow between the stays
and even though the tire is a relatively small 2.0, I still had to snip the
knobs off the sides of the tire with large wire cutters before it would turn
There are SO MANY different sizes of mountain bike tires out there that I’ve got
to think that something would fit without modification. I used the Ritchey just
because that’s what I had laying around.
As far as the Semcycle’s off-road worthiness - I’ve had mine just about 1 year
to the day. I’ve been riding offroad since around July and have had trouble
keeping the seat post from rotating in the lower frame. I’ve tightened the clamp
so tight that I’ve collapsed the seat tube a little and it still won’t hold. I’m
just about ready to build a new heavy duty clamp. I’ve also made an “air seat”
(discussed at great length on this list) that’s really great.
My Semcycle came with cranks that were much too short for offroading. Early on I
installed 170 mm aluminum cranks which helped considerably. Just recently I
installed 177.5 mm cranks and am very happy with them. They help going uphill of
course but I really notice the added control I have riding down steep stuff.
Another subject …
JustsayMo schrieb in Nachricht wrote:
> I’ve heard it’s one of those thing that if you don’t learn it as a kid,
> you’re out of luck?
and Martin Roell replied:
> No no, anyone can learn it!
How true!! Like I said, I’ve had my Semcycle exactly one year but had never
ridden a unicycle before then - I’m 43. Mind you, I’m still a beginner but I can
pretty much ride anywhere I want on pavement, free mount and ride some pretty
rugged trails. I still don’t hop much and can’t idle very long.
As a matter of fact, I’ve noticed that many of the folks that post to this list
and are just starting out are in their 40’s. Is the desire to ride a unicycle
when approaching middle age just another manifestation of “mid life crisis”?
If that’s true then I suppose my learning to riding a unicycle in mid-life is
better than divorcing my wife, buying a red Corvette and marrying my 25 year old
Steve Howard Pocatello, Idaho