Too Many Unicycles?

Ok, I think I may have an addiction. I currently own 5 unicycles, and they are all for me! no one else in my family rides, so these are all mine. I know this isnt a lot of unicycles compared to some of you out there, but the thing is I’m ONLY SIXTEEN!!! Am I going to end up like John Foss (no offence, you are one of the reasons I started riding), with a garage FULL of unicycles? Of course all of my unis are for different things, but I have yet to get a MUNI, a trials uni, an ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
-David Kaplan

I also have five uni’s right now and only one of them is a trials
unicycle, I don’t have a muni and I have the frame from my first unicycle
hung on my bedroom wall. I also have an old 20 inch schwinn tire laying
around, from I did the monty converstion, with cranks and pedals on it
(sort of a wanna be ultimate wheel) and I’m only 18. So don’t worry, I
don’t think there is such a thing as too many unicycles. I would love to
fill my garage like John.

Got a Coker?

:slight_smile:

Graham

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“UniDak” <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:9rt065$srs$1@laurel.tc.umn.edu
> different things, but I have yet to get a MUNI, a trials uni, an
> ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
> -David Kaplan

Almost; it is in a UPS truck 25 miles from here. I have checked it’s shiping progress 35,432 times since it left the Uni Source in Atlanta. It will get here some time tomarrow morning, hopefully after I leave for work- otherwise I might lose my job. With any luck, the helmet will arive at the same time. :slight_smile:

Ok, here are my babies, with their names:
The Taxi- 20" My first uni which was recently converted to a checkered cab
The Organ Donor- 20" the uni my father got at the same time as i got mine. Its now mine, and I just take parts from it when anythinng goes wrong with my other unis.
Grandpa- My father’s 24" unicycle from like 30+ years ago. Still rides beautifly
Bigfoot- My 36" coker
Rob- my new 5’ giraffe. Named after Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever recorded.
-David Kaplan

No matter how many you own, you will always find something else that you
want. I’ve been riding now for just under 2 years (I started at 19), and
at this moment, have 5 unicycles in my room (keep in mind, this is a small
apartment in a college campus… and one of those is a 6’ giraffe), plus a
coker locked on the bikerack outside my room, and a seventh unicycle on
loan to a friend. At this moment, I can think of 3 other unicyles that I
want to buy.

I think when it comes time for me to buy or build a house, I will make
certain it has a large, unfinished basement, such that I will have a
location for storage, and the ability to ride somewhere besides outside.

Jeff Lutkus

> Ok, I think I may have an addiction. I currently own 5 unicycles, and
> they are all for me! no one else in my family rides, so these are all
> mine. I know this isnt a lot of unicycles compared to some of you out
> there, but the thing is I’m ONLY SIXTEEN!!! Am I going to end up like
> John Foss (no offence, you are one of the reasons I started riding),
> with a garage FULL of unicycles? Of course all of my unis are for
> different things, but I have yet to get a MUNI, a trials uni, an
> ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
> -David Kaplan

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> ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?

When you run out of money.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (didn’t start riding/collecting until age 17)

> beautifly Bigfoot- My 36" coker Rob- my new 5’ giraffe. Named after
> Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever recorded. -David Kaplan

What happens when you get a six footer?

JF

John Foss wrote:

>>ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
>>
>
> When you run out of money.

Or not :smiley: But that might just be me…

i’m 17 going on 18, and i only own two unis. boo. i don’t think you can ever have enough uni’s they are soooo good. the hard thing is justifying buying another one to someone who doesn’t ride. “But aren’t they all the same?” what a silly question.
we need a larger variety of uni’s in australia, i know you’ll prob. loose money but unicycle.com should open up down here. i am lucky however because i have a basement/tv room downstairs where mine live, it has finger marks on the ceiling from learning to mount my 5ft.

tim

i worhsip jesus

I think it would be great if when you bought a house it has a gymnasium
attached. It should have hardwood floors. That way you could practice all
year round, day or night.

Many large unfinished basements have bloomin’ steel poles sticking up in
the middle of the open space. I realize they support the house, but
they’re not good for unicycling. If you didn’t pad them you’d eventually
do some backwards riding and hit them. You’d need an architect that is
uni-friendly.

As a compromise you could clear out a double garage of all the junk, park
the cars outside and ride there. Heat may be required for some parts of
the world, like Toronto!

Don_TaiATyahooDOTcoDOTuk, Toronto, Canada
http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com

Jeff Lutkus wrote:
>
> No matter how many you own, you will always find something else that you
> want. I’ve been riding now for just under 2 years (I started at 19), and
> at this moment, have 5 unicycles in my room (keep in mind, this is a
> small apartment in a college campus… and one of those is a 6’
> giraffe), plus a coker locked on the bikerack outside my room, and a
> seventh unicycle on loan to a friend. At this moment, I can think of 3
> other unicyles that I want to buy.
>
> I think when it comes time for me to buy or build a house, I will make
> certain it has a large, unfinished basement, such that I will have a
> location for storage, and the ability to ride somewhere besides outside.
>
> Jeff Lutkus
>
> > Ok, I think I may have an addiction. I currently own 5 unicycles, and
> > they are all for me! no one else in my family rides, so these are all
> > mine. I know this isnt a lot of unicycles compared to some of you out
> > there, but the thing is I’m ONLY SIXTEEN!!! Am I going to end up like
> > John Foss (no offence, you are one of the reasons I started riding),
> > with a garage FULL of unicycles? Of course all of my unis are for
> > different things, but I have yet to get a MUNI, a trials uni, an
> > ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
> > -David Kaplan
>

> Sent via the Unicyclist Community - http://Unicyclist.com

> > ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
>
> When you run out of money.
>
> John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (didn’t start riding/collecting until age 17)

John, it won’t end there either. It will just have to wait till he earns
more money.

Lowell

> > ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
>
> When you run out of money.
>
> John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (didn’t start riding/collecting until age 17)

John, it won’t end there either. It will just have to wait till he earns
more money.

Lowell

> > ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
>
> When you run out of money.
>
> John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (didn’t start riding/collecting until age 17)

John, it won’t end there either. It will just have to wait till he earns
more money.

Lowell

Greetings

In message “RE: Too Many Unicycles?”, John Foss wrote…
>> ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
>
>When you run out of money.

No – when you build the Minus One Wheeler! If you don’t know what that
means, think about the 2.5 wheeler, 1.5 wheeler, 0.5 wheeler and 0.0
wheeler that I ride or rode – no, these are not jokes, but for real. I
wish John would scan the pictures one day so we can post them…

Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

> No – when you build the Minus One Wheeler!

Woah. You still have me confused on that one. Hopefully you will “bring”
it to UNICON next summer. Somehow I don’t think it will add much to your
luggage. Or, maybe if you bring one less unicycle than normal, will that
be it? :slight_smile:

> If you don’t know what that means, think about the 2.5 wheeler,

I don’t remember the 2.5, I don’t think it was ever at a UNICON or
Nationals in the US.

> 1.5 wheeler, 0.5 wheeler and 0.0 wheeler that I ride or rode – no,
> these are not jokes, but for real.

They were still jokes though. The best was the 1.5 wheeler, or “150.” A
non-unicycling audience probably wouldn’t get much out of it, but for us
unicyclists, it just looks impossible. Yet it’s much more ridable than it
looks, and doesn’t do anything evil to the floor.

> I wish John would scan the pictures one day so we can post them…

…sorry it’s taken me so long. Maybe this winter??

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“Freedom is not free”

Greetings

In message “RE: Too Many Unicycles?”, John Foss wrote…
>> No – when you build the Minus One Wheeler!
>
>Woah. You still have me confused on that one. Hopefully you will “bring”
>it to UNICON next summer. Somehow I don’t think it will add much to your
>luggage. Or, maybe if you bring one less unicycle than normal, will that
>be it? :slight_smile:

Well, the thing is that I still haven’t figured out how to build one. I am
open to ideas.

>> If you don’t know what that means, think about the 2.5 wheeler,
>
>I don’t remember the 2.5, I don’t think it was ever at a UNICON or
>Nationals in the US.

The 2.5 wheelers only exsited for a few days I think. It turned out to be
to dangerous. I used 20" wheels so it was pretty high and you come down
real hard. So I dismantled it and turned it into the 1.5 wheeler. I lost
the frame for that when we moved, I think, so now I only have the .5 and
0.0 left…

>> 1.5 wheeler, 0.5 wheeler and 0.0 wheeler that I ride or rode – no,
>> these are not jokes, but for real.
>
>They were still jokes though. The best was the 1.5 wheeler, or “150.” A
>non-unicycling audience probably wouldn’t get much out of it, but for us
>unicyclists, it just looks impossible. Yet it’s much more ridable than
>it looks, and doesn’t do anything evil to the floor.

Yep. If you can ride a 2-wheeler it doesn’t take much effort to learn.

>> I wish John would scan the pictures one day so we can post them…
>
>…sorry it’s taken me so long. Maybe this winter??

Take your time…

>Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
>www.unicycling.com
>
>
>“Freedom is not free”
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Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

Our few cents…we’ve been riding 10 months now and have developed a
“gaggle” of 12 uni’s. Some are for our club use but our pocket money has
paid for all of the club materials so far, some $600 worth. But even after
considering all the money spent, it sure doesn’t wipe out the desire for a
few more uni’s in the garage.

Bruce

Jeff Lutkus wrote:
>
> No matter how many you own, you will always find something else that you
> want. I’ve been riding now for just under 2 years (I started at 19), and
> at this moment, have 5 unicycles in my room (keep in mind, this is a
> small apartment in a college campus… and one of those is a 6’
> giraffe), plus a coker locked on the bikerack outside my room, and a
> seventh unicycle on loan to a friend. At this moment, I can think of 3
> other unicyles that I want to buy.
>
> I think when it comes time for me to buy or build a house, I will make
> certain it has a large, unfinished basement, such that I will have a
> location for storage, and the ability to ride somewhere besides outside.
>
> Jeff Lutkus
>
> > Ok, I think I may have an addiction. I currently own 5 unicycles, and
> > they are all for me! no one else in my family rides, so these are all
> > mine. I know this isnt a lot of unicycles compared to some of you out
> > there, but the thing is I’m ONLY SIXTEEN!!! Am I going to end up like
> > John Foss (no offence, you are one of the reasons I started riding),
> > with a garage FULL of unicycles? Of course all of my unis are for
> > different things, but I have yet to get a MUNI, a trials uni, an
> > ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
> > -David Kaplan
>

> Sent via the Unicyclist Community - http://Unicyclist.com

You’re all crazy for having so many unis, but I’m with you. I have 4, 3
purchased within the last year. There’s no possible way to explain why you
need so many unis to non-riders, so I don’t bother. I just tell them I’m
crazy and they believe me. I guess I’m very believable.

Don_TaiAThaooDOTcoDOTuk, Toronto, Canada
http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com

UniDak wrote:
>
> Ok, I think I may have an addiction. I currently own 5 unicycles, and
> they are all for me! no one else in my family rides, so these are all
> mine. I know this isnt a lot of unicycles compared to some of you out
> there, but the thing is I’m ONLY SIXTEEN!!! Am I going to end up like
> John Foss (no offence, you are one of the reasons I started riding),
> with a garage FULL of unicycles? Of course all of my unis are for
> different things, but I have yet to get a MUNI, a trials uni, an
> ultimate wheel, an impossible wheel… Where will this maddness end?
> -David Kaplan
>
> –
> UniDak Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
> http://unicyclist.com/forums

> >Jack Halpern <jack@kanji.org> wrote

> >> No – when you build the Minus One Wheeler!

>Well, the thing is that I still haven’t figured out how to build one. I
>am open to ideas.

Just start with a standard unicycle and remove two wheels (1 - 2 = -1).

Or buy just buy a standard unicycle and simply sell someone two of its
wheels, thus the cycle would have -1 wheels owned by you.

Fit a standard unicycle frame with an anti-matter wheel, thus -1 wheel.
Note that a normal-matter particle + an anti-matter particle = 0
particles, thus a normal wheel + an anti-matter wheel = 0 wheels. Thus, by
definition, an anti-matter wheel = -1 normal wheel! The trick here is
avoid having the anti-matter wheel contacting either the normal matter
frame or rider! The frame would have to have magnetic coils to generate a
magnetic field that traps and holds the anti-matter wheel in place with
actual contact (a set of magnetic bearings). The pedals would have to be
normal matter held in place by very strong and highly focussed magnetic
fields generated by the wheel itself. The rider must avoid the urge to
wheel walk as that may result in the lost of feet or he use shoes that
generate the appropiate magnetic field to counter the anti-matter wheel’s
magnetic field. The final problem is the riding surface must itself be
anti-matter or a magnetic field of sufficient strength to hold up both the
-1 wheel unicycle and rider.

(: Is this any help? :slight_smile:

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com