RE: Unicycle Factory UW at unicyclesource
Thanks for the advice re crank length. As to my intentions…maybe next year
I’ll start showing up at our rides with it instead of my Telford!? No, just
kidding. I’d just like to be able to ride it. I’m sure learning it can’t hurt my
Muni skills. Also, it would push me over into the “fanatical” category on the
Unicycle Fanatic Test!
From: “John Foss” <email@example.com> Subject: RE: Unicycle Factory UW at
unicyclesource Date: Monday, December 04, 2000 3:59 PM
> I was thinking of getting one of the interesting looking ultimate wheels from
> Tom Miller - from
> http://www.unicyclesource.com/Courtesy_of_The_Unicycle_Factory133469.html Has
> anyone tried this? Is it beefy enough for an adult (170 lbs)?
According to the description it’s “ultimately strong”. Knowing Tom Miller’s
building methods, I’m sure you can’t hurt it unless you try real hard.
I don’t know how well an unsupported rim holds up to things like hopping
(jumping rope for instance) or MUni, but how many ultimate wheel owners are
going to do those things? Uh oh, you’re a famous MUni rider. What are your
> I’m thinking either 4.5 or 5. Is there any benefit to the long length?
I can’t answer that. If I got one I would get the 4.5, as I expect it would be a
smoother and faster ride. But I am not an ultimate wheel expert.
If I ordered one I would want it to be chrome. Any plans of making one of those?
Also, how much does it weigh? My decision to leave my creaky old wood one would
be if the replacement were lighter.
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