As far as I can tell, nobody’s posted about this. SO, this is the place for discussing what you think of a KH geared splined invincible MUni.
I, for one, rode it at moab, and it was really really slick. there was almost no lag in the shifting, and it felt really sturdy. I didn’t take it off any drops or anything, but Kris rode it the whole time, and he said he’d done some huge drops on it.
(if this is supposed to be under wraps or something, this should be deleted, I suppose. I don’t see why it would be though.)
This is a way cool advance in technology. Kris had e-mailed me briefly about it awhile ago and I was skeptical while he was thinking it was going to fly. From what he told me earlier this performed beyond his expectations. It certainly performed beyond mine. I didn’t think it could be done this fast and wasn’t convinced that it could be done at all. Congratulations to Kris and to Florian for making this huge technological leap.
And I missed Moab because I had to “work.” And the “work” I’m doing is hurting my knees as much as the Moab ride would have. Very annoying, I would like to have seen this creature as well as the splendid assembly of superb humanity that makes up the collective of the Moab unicycle weekend.
I talked to Kris a few minutes after I took this video. One of the shifting buttions was bent on the flight to SLC and when Kris tried to bend it back, it broke off. He had to use an Allen wrench to poke the shifting rod when shifting from 1:1 to 1:5 mode but besides that it worked fine.
The axle/crank interface is ISIS splines and the cranks are aluminum. As you can see from the video, it held up well.
Harper, you were sorely missed at Moab this year. The ratio of geezers to youngsters was loathsome at best. I represented the geezers while John Childs represented the Seattle Area Riders. Your name was mentioned several times in reference to geared hubs and I wore my “Harper Hottie” tee shirt to the dinner Saturday night. Spoiled a few appetites I must say. We did our best to represent both special interest groups but you could have made such an impact on both fronts had you only been there …
Any idea what the weakest link is where all the impact forces go? I would guess the planet spindles and the holes that hold them in the planet cage. I never thought the axle itself to be too much of a problem and the gears that Florian makes are case hardened and much larger in diameter than their coresponding spindles. My guess is that he bushes the spindles with sintered bronze which might tend to get squished and out of round. Has Kris heard from Florian where he thinks problems might develop from impact?
I am very pleased to know that I am still spoiling appetites on a national scale at least. My name is often raised several times in reference to many distasteful topics. Sorry about the extra work you had to do representing the geezer contingency. I thought Rolf was over 50 but maybe he was busy “organizing” or something.
That looks so so cool, KH frame, Schlumpf hub. Finally a well designed frame available for the schlumpf hub.
I wish I’d never bought my standard schlumpf now, a months salary for 4 hours of unicycling and 3.5 months of not being able to ride it isn’t a good deal. By the time my schlumpf gets warrantied, I could have bought a KH.