The snow, the snow, the snow.

Ever notice that when unicycling in about 1" of powder snow, the problem of
slipperyness, is primarily that of keeping the shoes on the pedals? Any ideas on
helping to keep a grip with snow and/or slush?

Shawn Hill.

Re: The snow, the snow, the snow.

Magdalena Olimpia Teter (mot3@columbia.edu) wrote:

: Ever notice that when unicycling in about 1" of powder snow, the problem of
: slipperyness, is primarily that of keeping the shoes on the pedals? Any ideas
: on helping to keep a grip with snow and/or slush?

: Shawn Hill.

I’ve got a ‘stunt’ unicycle (20") which has VERY slippy pedals when it’s wet.
My Mountain Yike though has really nice grippy pedals. I don’t know what sort
they are, but they’re plastic with little sharp wedges sticking up. You’ve
probably just got pedals that are slippy, so go down to your nearest bike shop
and have a look!!

Stu

Re: The snow, the snow, the snow.

sfc-a@minster.cs.york.ac.uk (Stu Carter) (Stu) writes:

Stu> I’ve got a ‘stunt’ unicycle (20") which has VERY slippy pedals when it’s
Stu> wet. My Mountain Yike though has really nice grippy pedals. I don’t know
Stu> what sort they are, but they’re plastic with little sharp wedges
Stu> sticking up.

I got grippy pedals for my (borrowed, friend’s) 24" Schwinn. It made a big
difference, and I was very happy. A few months ago I got a Miyata. I thought I’d
just move the good pedals onto it, but they don’t fit. Apparently there’s more
than one size. Make sure you know what to get, or just bring the uni into the
bike shop.