uni bikes! (sorry)

Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with attached but
fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini has one but
I have failed to identify a supplier.

I’ve tried unicycle.fr without success and Mini may be able to come up with a
phone no, but i’m lookin for more & pics.

Apologies for the Bi(ke) query o/s the usual chat,

Roger will confirm we still comit to instability by adding a v’tasty giraffe to
our stable- It’s what all kids need to develop an unstable perspective of life.

Duncan

Unstable & Unable (excl’ kids)

RE: uni bikes! (sorry)

As far as I knew, they were originally marketed under the name Swing Bikes, and
there was a post to the unicycle newsgroup advertising them a few years ago.
There is definitely a website for them: I’d search for Swing Bike or swing cycle
or something that.

cya nic

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From: Matthew Macauley nospam <“mmacauley”@.hmc.edu> Sent: Wednesday, 17 May
2000 9:21 To: <unicycling@winternet.com> Subject: Re: uni bikes! (sorry)

    &lt;&lt;File: Mime.822&gt;&gt; If I'm understanding what you're describing, my club
    (Gonzo) has one, and we call it the Super Trick Cycle. I've never
    inquired about the origin, but I would be surprised if that cycle wasn't
    homemade from a unicycle (or 2?) and part of a bicycle.

The description on unicycling.org about this cycle reads:

Super Trick Cycle It’s basically two unicycles mounted on a single frame so that
they both pivot. One has handlebars instead of a seat. You can do a lot of dumb
things on them, and at HMC this has earned it the epithet “Stupid Trick Cycle”.
I wonder what it would be like to replace the handlebars with a second seat,
thus making a “tandem uni”? Yikes!

> Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with
attached
> but fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini
has
> one but I have failed to identify a supplier.
>
> I’ve tried unicycle.fr without success and Mini may be able to come up
with
> a phone no, but i’m lookin for more & pics.
>
> Apologies for the Bi(ke) query o/s the usual chat,
>
> Roger will confirm we still comit to instability by adding a v’tasty
giraffe
> to our stable- It’s what all kids need to develop an unstable
perspective
> of life.
>
> Duncan
>
> Unstable & Unable (excl’ kids)

Re: uni bikes! (sorry)

If I’m understanding what you’re describing, my club (Gonzo) has one, and we
call it the Super Trick Cycle. I’ve never inquired about the origin, but I
would be surprised if that cycle wasn’t homemade from a unicycle (or 2?) and
part of a bicycle.

The description on unicycling.org about this cycle reads:

Super Trick Cycle It’s basically two unicycles mounted on a single frame so that
they both pivot. One has handlebars instead of a seat. You can do a lot of dumb
things on them, and at HMC this has earned it the epithet “Stupid Trick Cycle”.
I wonder what it would be like to replace the handlebars with a second seat,
thus making a “tandem uni”? Yikes!

> Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with attached
> but fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini has
> one but I have failed to identify a supplier.
>
> I’ve tried unicycle.fr without success and Mini may be able to come up with a
> phone no, but i’m lookin for more & pics.
>
> Apologies for the Bi(ke) query o/s the usual chat,
>
> Roger will confirm we still comit to instability by adding a v’tasty
> giraffe to our stable- It’s what all kids need to develop an unstable
> perspective of life.
>
> Duncan
>
> Unstable & Unable (excl’ kids)

Re: uni bikes! (sorry)

munibods wrote:
>Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with
attached
>but fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini has one
>but I have failed to identify a supplier.

Sounds like a trick bike. Two unicycles, one with no pedals and with handlebars
in place of a saddle, joined by two horizontal tubes? When I worked in Boggle
years ago they had one that I know was made in France, but I don’t know any more
than that (except that it was fun to ride).

Sadly Boggle in Bath closed down, but I understand that Fay restarted in
Ireland. She might be able to help. Butterfingers are likely to have contact
details for Fay, and just as likely to be able to tell you the supplier
themselves. Butterfingers’ number is 0117 986 6680. There’s also an e-mail
address, which I don’t have to hand.

Failing that, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that Tom Nesbitt makes them. If
not, he’d probably know who does. Again, Butterfingers may have a number for
him. Otherwise, I might be able to find it in an old bike mag.


Danny Colyer (remove your.head to reply)
http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/danny.html “Never argue with an idiot. They
drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.” - Dilbert

Re: uni bikes! (sorry) & STC sighting & Flying Coker

Be patient with unicycle.fr. They are VERY slow. They do have a direct
drive trick bicycle but it is does not have the double pivot like the Super
Trick Cycle.

By the way, I just spotted a super trick cycle on one of my sites.
http://www.sat.net/~bberlin/circusfreaks/calendar.htm Can you spot it? Also can
you spot the flying Coker? Or is it a Sem? Hard to tell.

Brian Berlin

munibods <munibods@breathemail.net> wrote in message
news:3921cf0d_3@news1.vip.uk.com
> Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with
attached
> but fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini
has
> one but I have failed to identify a supplier.
>
> I’ve tried unicycle.fr without success and Mini may be able to come up
with
> a phone no, but i’m lookin for more & pics.
>
> Apologies for the Bi(ke) query o/s the usual chat,
>
> Roger will confirm we still comit to instability by adding a v’tasty
giraffe
> to our stable- It’s what all kids need to develop an unstable perspective
> of life.
>
> Duncan
>
> Unstable & Unable (excl’ kids)
>
>
>

Re: uni bikes! (sorry) - Super Trick Cycle

STCs used to be readily available but I’ve tried and tried over the past year to
find them and have been unable. I’ve only seen one in person and it was a
challenge to ride. The most painful seat I’ve ever ridden, btw. If you find a
supply, please let me know.

There are details on making one, I think, in Jack Wiley’s bicycle builder’s
bible. I lent my copy out so I can’t verify this.

Here’s an ad I found online but when I tracked everything down the number had
been disconnected. Brian

[begin quote]

Available Inventory Super Trick Cycle, 277 total units available; 131 units 20",
146 units 24". Made in Taiwan for STC International Imports, LTD. These special
bikes are brand new in cartons, ready-to-assemble. Both front and rear wheels
steer left and right. The super padded contoured seat controls movement of the
rear wheel much like a Unicycle, the front wheel is controlled by the handlebar.
The drive is direct peddle, also like Unicycles. Color: White. Made to Retail
for $99, Wholesale $49, YOUR COST $25 [end quote]

Matthew Macauley <“mmacauley”@(nospam).hmc.edu> wrote in message
news:dKkU4.48213$55.377834@news1.sttls1.wa.home.com
> If I’m understanding what you’re describing, my club (Gonzo) has one, and
we
> call it the Super Trick Cycle. I’ve never inquired about the origin, but
I
> would be surprised if that cycle wasn’t homemade from a unicycle (or 2?)
and
> part of a bicycle.
>
> The description on unicycling.org about this cycle reads:
> ------------------
> Super Trick Cycle It’s basically two unicycles mounted on a single frame so
> that they
both
> pivot. One has handlebars instead of a seat. You can do a lot of dumb
things on
> them, and at HMC this has earned it the epithet “Stupid Trick Cycle”. I
wonder
> what it would be like to replace the handlebars with a second seat, thus
making
> a “tandem uni”? Yikes!
>
>
> > Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with
attached
> > but fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini
has
> > one but I have failed to identify a supplier.
> >
> > I’ve tried unicycle.fr without success and Mini may be able to come up
with
> > a phone no, but i’m lookin for more & pics.
> >
> > Apologies for the Bi(ke) query o/s the usual chat,
> >
> > Roger will confirm we still comit to instability by adding a v’tasty
giraffe
> > to our stable- It’s what all kids need to develop an unstable
perspective
> > of life.
> >
> > Duncan
> >
> > Unstable & Unable (excl’ kids)
>

Re: uni bikes! (sorry)

Danny Colyer <danny@speedy5.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
: Sounds like a trick bike. Two unicycles, one with no pedals and with
: handlebars in place of a saddle, joined by two horizontal tubes? When I worked
: in Boggle years ago they had one that I know was made in France, but I don’t
: know any more than that (except that it was fun to ride).

Which I bought at Norwich BJC, then sold to Mini a few years later. The swing
bike is a bit different as it doesn’t have the cranks direct on to the hub but
uses a chain drive like a bike, also the about of flex can be set by tightning
or slacking off a spring, so the handle bars can’t do
360. Fun but not any thing like a STC, or as I called it an articluate
bike. sarah

Re: uni bikes! (sorry)

Matthew Macauley wrote:
>
> If I’m understanding what you’re describing, my club (Gonzo) has one, and we
> call it the Super Trick Cycle. I’ve never inquired about the origin, but I
> would be surprised if that cycle wasn’t homemade from a unicycle (or 2?) and
> part of a bicycle.

The STC is commercially available, made of the same Taiwanese parts as the cheap
unicycles with the lollipop bearing holders. There are some pictures of some at
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Bleachers/4125/super_trick_cycle.html

They occasionally show up on eBay.

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Re: uni bikes! (sorry)

munibods wrote:
>Can anyone give me the Website etc for a supplier of unicycles with
attached
>but fully rotating handlebars, I know the product as a UNIBIKE and Mini has one
>but I have failed to identify a supplier.

Valdenaire in France make and sell these. They call them BICLOWN. When I was
looking into the possibility of buying one (March, 1998) they were 1,295 francs.

Their phone number is (was) 00 33 3 29232346, fax 00 33 3 29621233.

I never did get around to buying one. :frowning:

Regards, Mark.

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Re: Mono-guidon (was Re: uni bikes!)

Matthew Macauley wrote:
>
> In the www.unicycle.fr cataloge, there’s a special cycle called a Mono-guidon,
> which looks like a unicycle without pedals and with handlebars where the seat
> normally is. Does anyone know how the heck one’s supposed to ride that,
> er…“thing”?

You could hold on to the handlebars and wheel walk it backwards with both feet
behind the frame (I don’t think that trick has a name, yet). There are also
other ways to wheel walk the thing too.

The handlebar units are usually just ridden by holding on to them while on
another unicycle. It can be fun for beginners (and maybe advanced riders as
well). They are pretty easy to make if you have a spare bicycle laying around.
Just take the handlebars apart and remove it from the bicycle frame.

Handlebars units can also have pedals on them and those can be a challenge to
ride for the ‘average’ unicyclist. It’s similar to riding with the seat out in
front extended. Or for more fun try the handlebar drag.

> Also, has anyone ever riden a unicycle in which the axis of the wheel isn’t
> in the center of the wheel, like the Eccentric wheel, on the
> www.unicycle.fr page?

Yup. They’re fun to ride. Especially if it’s also a kangaroo unicycle like the
one at http://www.unicycling.com/garage/ecentric.htm

A while ago, someone in my club had an eccentric unicycle with a little horse
(from one of those rocking spring horses for kids) as the seat. That made for an
interesting act.

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Re: uni bikes! (sorry) & STC sighting & Flying Coker

Hey Brian, It’s a Sem not a Coker. Good eyes though. Talk to ya’ later,
alligator.

Aj-The Unicycle Guy