Uni Speed

John Foss wrote :

>By the way, with a little practice, you should be able to get your 20" wheel to
>go at least 16 MILES per hour (25 kph?)! Make sure you’re also wearing gloves
>and kneepads.

Can you really do 16 mph on a 20" wheel, and if so are you using really short
cranks or something? I figure that would require about 4.5 revolutions per
second which I think is well faster than my legs like to go.

I’d be interested in any tips for improving top speed.

Alec

Alec Bateman Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute batema@rpi.edu

Re: Uni Speed

Sorry, that was a typo. When I said 20" wheel, I meant to repeat the 29" quoted
by the original rider.

16 mph on a 20" would be quite impressive. My personal best, back when I had my
old Cateye SOLAR on my old racing unicycle (it gave you a top speed in tenths),
was 17.5 mph on a 24" wheel with 5" cranks (legal racing size).

Re: Uni Speed

Alec Bateman wrote:
|> John Foss wrote :
|>
|>
|> >By the way, with a little practice, you should be able to get your 20" wheel
|> >to go at least 16 MILES per hour (25 kph?)! Make sure you’re also wearing
|> >gloves and kneepads.
|>
|> Can you really do 16 mph on a 20" wheel, and if so are you using really short
|> cranks or something? I figure that would require about 4.5 revolutions per
|> second which I think is well faster than my legs like to go.
|>
|> I’d be interested in any tips for improving top speed.
|>
|> Alec

Speaking of speed, I wonder. Is the world’s top uni speed 52 kmh ridden by Floyd
crandal on his Big Wheel? John Foss should know the answer to that. Perjhaps we
need (or do we have) and an ftpable file with uni records?

Regards, Jack Halpern