Indeed, the unicycles have to compete against any other products on two or more wheels, like tandem for example.
What I am advocating in order to increase the people’s interest in unicycles is to develop new CONVERTIBLE PRODUCTS with a compact drive system applied to a single wheel.
So, a single wheel = unicycle, two wheels = bicycles = recumbent = tandem, three wheels = tricycles/ front wheel drive.
The big problems with multiple wheels products: the frame stress and steering, the best is to have each rider’s weight pushing mostly on the wheel’s hubs, not the frame.
Yes, a drive system: fast, modular, compact, low Q factor, independent, easy to maintain, retrofitable/ in minutes, direct drive/ freewheel on-off, simple, efficient is required.
That is exactly what DAKOROMAN DRIVE SYSTEM was designed for, allowing single wheels/ unicycles to become with a minimum of additions/ connecting them/ recumbent/ tricycle/ BMX, chairs/ tandem= mutiwheels= 5-6 wheels or more/ ideal cycloball=radball bicycles=2 X unicycles, special cycles/ hpv’s with any wheel size, 6-8-10… 60-70++ centimetres, etc.
In other words, MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS, the only way/ my opinion to increase the interest in unicycles as well is to make PARASITE UNICYCLES, attaching them to almost any hpv’s.
Did you noticed that the most successful “entities” are not the visionaries/ creators/ composers/ writers/ hard working/ onest/ fair play ones, but the parasites/ corupt governments/ financial institutions/ lobby groups/ sucking the energy/ life from the first categories.
Unicycling as mental/ phisical activities can not be isolated from the people’s aspirations/ moods, they get bored if not electro-chemically excited/ brainwashed, as in IM15NOBRAINER, in a single word; if they can change to other movements when they want, the better.
Multifunctionability/ chameleonic abilities are a survival kit.
Thank you, Ioan “Dakoroman” OASA, Sydney.