Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

Just for interest, here are the recommended sizes for unicycles from the Japan
Unicycling Club’s web site (I think that’s their web site, from the Mizu
Corporation) http://www.mys-co.com/unicycle_top/index.htm

Uni Rider Height 14" 3’5" to 3’9" 16" 3’9" to 4’5" 18" 4’3" to 4’7" 20" 4’5" to
5’1" 22" 4’11" to 5’5" 24" 5’1" and over

There are no unis over 24" listed.

Here are some “interesting” Japlish translations for uni-words: haikingu
(hiking, but it’s a shot of someone riding on a trail), hirukulaimu (hill climb:
a guy going up a steep offroad trail), kapuluzu (couples: 2 girls doing an
artistic routine in a gym), basukeeto (basketball), malason (marathon: 1 adult
and 2 kids riding on a street), 100m supulinto (sprint: pic of the start of a
track event), mauntenyuni (mountain uni: guy riding by a waterfall)


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Re: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

I just tend to ignore comparison tables like that. I’m about 6" and unless I’m
riding for transportation, I like my 20" wheel the best.

>
> > Uni Rider Height 14" 3’5" to 3’9" 16" 3’9" to 4’5" 18" 4’3" to 4’7" 20" 4’5"
> > to 5’1" 22" 4’11" to 5’5" 24" 5’1" and over
>
>Here’s an interesting not. The highest hieght category is 5’1" +… And if
>you’re 6’1"? Teehee.
>
>Jake Cooper
>
>


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— “Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@hotmail.com>
> wrote: I just tend to ignore comparison tables like that. I’m about 6" and
> unless I’m riding for transportation, I like my 20" wheel the best.

Jeff, If you’re only 6", how do you reach the pedals of your 20" ??? 8^)


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RE: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

> Jack Halpern replied:
> > That’s not true. Mitayta has been selling 24" unicycles for
> more than 20 years. It also sells 20" giraffes.
>
> That doesn’t sound to me like evidence that it’s not true. So now I’m curious.
> Does Miyata make unicycles larger than 24"?

To set things straight, Miyata makes unicycles with wheels up to (and
including!) 24". I don’t think I’ve ever heard of any larger wheels from them.

John Foss (owner of a 1978 Miyata, the one pictured in the USA Newsletter
that year)

Re: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

> Uni Rider Height 14" 3’5" to 3’9" 16" 3’9" to 4’5" 18" 4’3" to 4’7" 20" 4’5"
> to 5’1" 22" 4’11" to 5’5" 24" 5’1" and over

Here’s an interesting not. The highest hieght category is 5’1" +… And if
you’re 6’1"? Teehee.

Jake Cooper

Re: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

Greetings

In message “RE: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club”, John Foss wrote…
>> Jack Halpern replied:
>> > That’s not true. Mitayta has been selling 24" unicycles for
>> more than 20 years. It also sells 20" giraffes.
>>
>> That doesn’t sound to me like evidence that it’s not true. So now I’m
>> curious. Does Miyata make unicycles larger than 24"?
>
>To set things straight, Miyata makes unicycles with wheels up to (and
>including!) 24". I don’t think I’ve ever heard of any larger wheels from them.

They use to sell a 28" unicycle called “The Cruiser” years ago, as I wrote in
another message.

>John Foss (owner of a 1978 Miyata, the one pictured in the USA Newsletter
>that year)
>

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Re: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

While in Japan I did not recollect seeing anyone over 5’10" or so. Maybe if the
Japan National Basketball Team wanted unicycles they’d buy Semcycles. When I was
shopping for a unicycle in sports stores in southern Japan, the largest size I
could find was a 20". I don’t think Miyata offers anything larger than a 24"
(http://www.miyatausa.com/unicycles.html).

In article <Egx76.752$Ep3.41280@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>, “Jake
Cooper” <JLynx@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> > Uni Rider Height 14" 3’5" to 3’9" 16" 3’9" to 4’5" 18" 4’3" to 4’7" 20" 4’5"
> > to 5’1" 22" 4’11" to 5’5" 24" 5’1" and over
>
> Here’s an interesting not. The highest height category is 5’1" +… And if
> you’re 6’1"? Teehee.
>
> Jake Cooper
>
>


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> > Uni Rider Height 14" 3’5" to 3’9" 16" 3’9" to 4’5" 18" 4’3" to 4’7" 20" 4’5"
> > to 5’1" 22" 4’11" to 5’5" 24" 5’1" and over

Makes me think… according to this chart what height is the rider most closely
matched to a Coker 36"?

8’ and over?

Wayne van Wijk wayne@jester.com.au


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Greetings

In message “Re: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club”,
Don.Tai@dex.pathlink.com, Toronto@dex.pathlink.com, Canada wrote…
>While in Japan I did not recollect seeing anyone over 5’10" or so. Maybe if
>the Japan National Basketball Team wanted unicycles they’d buy Semcycles. When
>I was shopping for a unicycle in sports stores in southern Japan, the largest
>size I could find was a 20". I don’t think Miyata offers anything larger than
>a 24" (http://www.miyatausa.com/unicycles.html).

That’s not true. Mitayta has been selling 24" unicycles for more than 20 years.
It also sells 20" giraffes.

>
>In article <Egx76.752$Ep3.41280@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>, "Jake
>Cooper" <JLynx@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>> > Uni Rider Height 14" 3’5" to 3’9" 16" 3’9" to 4’5" 18" 4’3" to 4’7" 20"
>> > 4’5" to 5’1" 22" 4’11" to 5’5" 24" 5’1" and over
>>
>> Here’s an interesting not. The highest height category is 5’1" +… And if
>> you’re 6’1"? Teehee.
>>
>> Jake Cooper
>>
>>
>
>–
>“Onwards, Forwards, Upwards We Go”
>
>
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>

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Re: Unicycle Sizing From Japan Unicycling Club

Don Tai wrote:
> >I don’t think Miyata offers anything larger than a 24"

Jack Halpern replied:
> That’s not true. Mitayta has been selling 24" unicycles for more than 20
> years. It also sells 20" giraffes.

That doesn’t sound to me like evidence that it’s not true. So now I’m curious.
Does Miyata make unicycles larger than 24"?


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