Uni Corps

At 05:40 AM 4/22/99 -0700, Unidiver wrote:
>Oh by the way! In the “for what it’s worth department” as I’ve said before 2 or
>3 unicycles just arn’t enough to do anything with. I’m currently at 47
>unicycles and am still married --. Mike P.

My goodness, what are you doing - outfitting an Army?

~Rick

RE: Uni Corps

> Since it was brought up… I was in a bike shop in Boulder,CO and hanging on
> the wall is an antique uni with a description stating it was used by the
> Unicycle corps during WWI. Anybody ever hear of this, or is it just
> two-wheeler humor? For what its worth, it seemed like a very sturdy, 26" uni.,
> and looked similar to the Meretens uni being auctioned at E-bay (
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=91675861 )

Interesting! From what I could make out in the pictures, the unicycle looks
homemade, probably in the 60’s or 70’s, probably in the USA. Mertens would
appear to be the manufacturer of the seat. Interesting that the owner of the
unicycle would assume that the name on a bicycle seat represented a whole
unicycle…

As for the Unicycle Corps in WWI, if there is any truth to it, perhaps it was an
entertainment group. That being the case, I would expect the equipment like
unicycles to belong to individuals, not to a section of the army. Please take a
picture of the old unicycle!

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

Re: Uni Corps

Since it was brought up… I was in a bike shop in Boulder,CO and hanging on
the wall is an antique uni with a description stating it was used by the
Unicycle corps during WWI. Anybody ever hear of this, or is it just two-wheeler
humor? For what its worth, it seemed like a very sturdy, 26" uni., and looked
similar to the Meretens uni being auctioned at E-bay (
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=91675861 )

Any ideas??

sjb

Rick Bissell wrote:

> At 05:40 AM 4/22/99 -0700, Unidiver wrote:
> >Oh by the way! In the “for what it’s worth department” as I’ve said before 2
> >or 3 unicycles just arn’t enough to do anything with. I’m currently at 47
> >unicycles and am still married --. Mike P.
>
> My goodness, what are you doing - outfitting an Army?
>
> ~Rick