Are you sure that it is not a tracking problem that you are compensating for? I had a problem with my Yuni Muni pulling to one side and found myself constantly twisting to keep it going straight. I found that the fork legs were not parallel to each other. If this is the problem, it is pretty easy to check and correct. l
Look here: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=26281
It has most likely become magnetized form repeated impacts with the earth. Strange, brass usually has no effect…
(I’m of the ‘it’s probably the long cranks’ school… they were those high-Q aluminium jobbers, ya? I highly recommend having Tommy look at the wheel when he would rather be cycling; even if it’s not the wheel, you’ll have accomplished something.)
Thanks Krash, the thread is a good one. Since so many refer to the Yuni frame (as is mine), I suspect this is it.
Christopher, I’m trying to get Tommy to spend MORE time on one wheel, not less. For your information: Tour d’Wolf is 6.6 miles. I used the aforementioned Yuni MUni to jump over the Mississippi River yesterday. Felt just like Evil Kneavel. I’ll ask Grandmaster 2T to post pix on MUC.
M-Mud; was your twisting problem a bent frame or something else? I have the similar problem of sort of fighting against a tendency to head to the left and thrusting out my right shoulder. I thought it might be my frame after reading the thread replies but I got a new KH24 recently and I find I still do this (especially when I get tired). I suspect it’s lousy technique but, as I am self taught and have no “coach” or even anyone else to watch and learn from, I don’t know what I need to do to remedy this (or if it is normal riding behaviour)… Suggestions please, Oh Great Masters of the Single-Wheel?