>I think “uni.5” is a fine name, but perhaps David can suggest something
>more appropriate. Either way, I hope Greg will let me try “Dubya”* out
>Arnold the Aardvark
>* Unnamed Unicycle => UU => Double-U => W => Mr. Bush
I wasn’t thrilled with ‘Pandora,’ either. I like ‘Dubya,’ however, esp
given our current president.
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I’ve been looking at old posts about the Uni.5, but I still have a big question about this undoubtedly very cool apparatus. Can you switch gears while riding this thing, or is it permanently rigged at the 1.5:1 gear ratio?
No, it can’t be shifted. It is a fixed gear hub. The photo that Jagur provided should be viewed as it was intended … excellent comic relief. The photo actually is of Doug Massey’s neighbor holding the uni.5 with a dial indicator attached to it. Doug generously provided the dial indicator as a means for riders to measure the backlash.
>Can you switch
>gears while riding this thing, or is it permanently rigged at the 1.5:1
Harper’s uni.5 is a fixed gear ratio thing. I think it would be
supercool when one could change between 1:1 and 1:1.5 , and it would
be ultrasupercool when said change could be made on the fly, i.e.
while riding. Oh well, there remains something to aspire.
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