why do you want a new frame first?
a wheelset is the integral part of the unicycle
i’d do it the ALMOST opposite direction, except a KH wheelset won’t fit nicely into a torker frame
i think the torker frame is fine for strength, but the rim/axle/cranks suck, so i’d get a new wheel first
i’d save up for the whole KH muni (like i did after killing my torker lx)
i split the price w/ my parents for a b-day present (i’m 14, i could’ve afforded the whole thing and more, but wanted to save money) that approach might work for you if you have a b-day in the next 3-5 months, just ask for an “early b-day” present
eBays prices will vary insanely. Theres a $30 knex set up there right now i might because its only at a penny. I don’t think anyone has seen it, lol.
Anyway, MUni NO BREAKS will cost about $555. Im looking at the KH 05 Freeride for $520, but I don’t see a way of adding breaks. Sooo, is that right? And is all this planning right? Will this be better than the 05 freeride? Am I forgetting any parts?
If anything, ditch the frame. Unless your old frame is cracked or horribly bent, you don’t need a new one! Don’t listen to the component-whores who just want to look trendy, go for functionality (over blowing wads of cash) and if you want a new look, just paint the thing yourself!
And if you’ve never built a wheelset before I’d recommend buying it assembled. It’s worth the extra dough (and it’s not all that much more) to have something you know is built correctly and will stay true longer than if you cobbled it together yourself. Save the “intro to wheelbuilding” for your backup uni (if you’ve got one), or practice on a b*ke wheel first.
Oh, and post pics when you’re done! Make jagur jealous!
> you dont buy the wheel set you have to build it yourslfe if you want it
> to be cheaper
Don’t be so sure. Machine-built wheelsets are often priced lower than
the sum of the parts that go into them. From unicycle.com, I can buy
a 2004 KH wheelset for $259. It costs a few dollars more to piece one
together from parts (though you’ll have a better product with 2005
KH/Onza hub and cranks).
Build a wheel from parts for the experience, the satisfcation, the
custom selection of parts, etc. To save money, go with a KH wheelset
(but be sure to tension and stress relieve it to improve quality).