Should I build one

From: Wayne Gorton A/NZ Computing Centre - Operations FA32 Cumberland Forest.
Australia Ph:(02) 354 4057 Fax:(02) 354 7766 Subject: Should I build one Howdy
all, I’m a newbie. I’m thinking about getting a unicycle, or building one. Not
sure if it’d be worth the saving to build one. Has many others considered the
same? The FAQ advises to buy a cheapy & upgrade after a year. This end of the
world seems a bit low on supply. I’ve only seen 2 & have been looking casually
for a year. One was $250AU & the other was $110AU. Any advise would greatly be
appreciated.
>From a newbie point of view, Unicycles just look like a pair of “Bicycle”
forks, a wheel, a crank, a seat post & a seat. I think the seat maybe the
hardest thing to get, & I haven’t figured out how to attach a crank to the
forks, could a regular crank be used & welded? Is it the simplest way
P.S. Sorry for using the B word ;-D

                   Bye Wayne G OPSD Midop. " The Thinking Man's Clown
                   "Imagination is more important than knowledge"
                   Albert Einstein

Re: Should I build one

If you build one he will come!

:slight_smile:

Re: Should I build one

Wayne Gorton <wgorton@vnet.IBM.COM> wrote:

>I’m thinking about getting a unicycle, or building one.

The FAQ has plenty of information to help one buy a unicycle, but the following
book (referenced in the FAQ) may help one decide whether or not to build one:

                # How to Build Unicycles and Artistic Bicycles

Solipaz Publishing Company
P.O. Box 366 Lodi, CA 95241

I have the book. It does describe building standard and giraffe unicycles quite
well. It doesn’t describe how to build a big wheel though, or two wheel (reverse
drive) unicycle or a tandem unicycle … Or even a simple ultimate wheel or B.C.
wheel, or does it?

Stay on Top,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com

Re: Should I build one

>
> From: Wayne Gorton A/NZ Computing Centre - Operations FA32 Cumberland Forest.
> Australia Ph02) 354 4057 Fax02) 354 7766 Subject: Should I build one Howdy
> all, I’m a newbie. I’m thinking about getting a unicycle, or building one. Not
> sure if it’d be worth the saving to build one. Has many others considered the
> same? The FAQ advises to buy a cheapy & upgrade after a year.

Unless you are building a specialized unicycle, I think you are better off
buying a unicycle. I have never seen a homemade standard unicycle that I
wouldn’t trash in a day. I have seen some nice homemade giraffes.

Adult males should start on a standard unicycle that has cotterless axles.
Consider it a lifetime investment.

                 Bill Gilbertson