Trick bikes...

OK, OK, I realise I’m risking getting thrown off this list for mentioning two
taboo words in a single Subject title but, hey, let’s live life on the
edge… :wink:

I’m looking for a bike comprising a unicycle at the back connected to a front
wheel (with handle bars) using a simple rectangular frame. The handlebars and
unicycle can turn freely allowing some pretty fancy manoeuvres.

Anyone who was at the Gloucester convention probably saw one - I think it
belonged to Ali (one of the organisers).

Anyways, does anyone know where I might be able to find one in the UK? New or
used. I’ve got a couple of contacts for people who could build me one but I’m
looking for the easy option. I’ve called all of the major juggling shops I can
think of without joy (apart from getting the contacts for making one).

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards, Mark.

A real man only needs one wheel. Ho hum.


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Re: Trick bikes…

Mark Wiggins wrote:

> I’m looking for a bike comprising a unicycle at the back connected to a front
> wheel (with handle bars) using a simple rectangular frame.

> Anyways, does anyone know where I might be able to find one in the UK? New
> or used.

Sounds like a SwingBike. These were sold in the US many years ago. They are a
collector’s items now. I have one that I found cluttering up my neighbor’s
garage. It is not exactly a unicycle plus a front wheel 'cos the back wheel is a
free-wheel, but you can fix that. Check out the SwingBike homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html

Good luck, Paul Bunson


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