Hey, i am thinking of getting myself the nimbus 28" ultimate wheel. What is the kind of distance you can go on one of these things? what kind of pads do i need and will i not need the pads once i get good or do the legs always rub? is this the best big wheeled ultimate i can buy? (i want the 36" sized one but i dunno how to get or make one so yeah, anybody?)
Although I have absolutely no experience here, I would just get a coker. A coker ultimate wheel might badly rip your crotch and cause serious burns. I think for long rides, your body would get pretty tired, because you can’t rest.
i’ve looked back over the countless threads about them, and im not sure what they do to keep the pedals in. do they weld an old crank to the frame structure in the wheel, or do they tap a hole into a thick bit of metal?
WOW, there’s a 36" ultimate. Man i thought they only go upto 28", I wonder how it would look apart from being preety big. I wonder what the design of the wheel looks like. Man i need to do my research hahahaha
there is no need to use any more metal than the design i came up with (tic-tac-toe board) the frame has been completely solid for years, and the rim can only bend out between each steel ‘spoke’. It will never get more warped than the slight amount the frame design already allows for, and a 36"UW doesn’t need a straight rim.
I rode my 36" UW ALOT for trials and muni, and can be seen in TWNR
There is no other UW that you would have more fun with (just like unicycle wheels)
JustOneWheel built a great design using alluminum and an airfoil rim
Yep that was me
the tread is here
I made it out of a 700c wheel and some square tubing.
the pedal brackets are actualy some old cannabalized mtb pedals.
As of this point I can only get like about 200-300 feet on it.
Comfort may improve as my skill does but as of this point I shudder to think of riding any sort of distance on it.