Stump-puller cranks

I just put 170mm cranks on my 24" Torker, and
the hills are suddenly a lot easier.

170s on a 24? :astonished:

How steep are the hills where you live? You don’t need a unicycle, you need a cable car.:wink:

For those who are interested in such things: 170s on a 24 is approximately the same as having a Coker with 255mm cranks.

Thing is: if your hill is steep enough to need 170s on a 24, for goodness’ sake don’t turn and ride across the slope, or the uphill pedal will dig in and catapult you downhill.:stuck_out_tongue:

Have you tried them on a 20 yet? You could be the first unicyclist to ride up the Old man of Hoy.

thats my plan, climb the old man of hoy with my uni and get a nice picture of me doing a still stand on the top, just as the orange summer sun goes down. sometime soon…as soon as we get a booking up that way.
i grew up in orkney, so i’d realy like to have a picture like that.
and i’m sure my mum would like a copy.

Re: Stump-puller cranks

I have a couple of 170+bpm (heart rate) hills in my neighborhood.
Most of the bicyclists I’ve seen are coming down them, but I’ve
never been passed by one going up.

Haven’t tried 170’s on the 20", but it might be fun for a picture. It
would essentially be like walking, only with a funny gait. I’d have
to put soles on the bottoms of the pedals. :slight_smile:

On Sun, 6 Apr 2003 06:49:36 -0500, Mikefule
<Mikefule.lgq2a@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:
>170s on a 24? :astonished:
>
>How steep are the hills where you live? You don’t need a unicycle, you
>need a cable car.:wink:
>
>For those who are interested in such things: 170s on a 24 is
>approximately the same as having a Coker with 255mm cranks.
>
>Thing is: if your hill is steep enough to need 170s on a 24, for
>goodness’ sake don’t turn and ride across the slope, or the uphill pedal
>will dig in and catapult you downhill.:stuck_out_tongue:
>
>Have you tried them on a 20 yet? You could be the first unicyclist to
>ride up the Old man of Hoy.
>
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