Unicycling is getting to be an expensive hobby...

All my pants are falling off me. :wink: And I’m on the last notch of my
shortest belt. :wink:


Success is goals.
–Lloyd Conant

Glad to hear you’re getting into “better form”, Scott. No pictures, please. So, the expense entails a new wardrobe? Where does a guy go in this sport who learned to ride on a Coker? Is there any up from there?

Actually, unicycling is getting cheap, isn’t it? High end MUni and trials rigs are definitely dropping in price. Cool, new technologies are being developed for or adapted to unicycling, being copied or improved, and then becoming competitive. I’m amazed at how cheap some of the stuff you can buy now is. The UniStar, the Velo seat, and the Onza come to mind.

Do you still have only the Coker or have you diversified any?

Not so fast, I think Erin might want a glimpse of his now slimmer, but more cut, quads :wink:

I have been finding that Uniing is getting a bit pricey myself. I want I want I want!

And I thought this hobby was for minimalists.

Daniel

The sport is getting cheaper and there are good deals on good stuff out there? Tell me more, tell me more! carjug

Re: Unicycling is getting to be an expensive hobby…

Harper wrote:
> Glad to hear you’re getting into “better form”, Scott. No pictures,
> please. So, the expense entails a new wardrobe? Where does a guy go in
> this sport who learned to ride on a Coker? Is there any up from there?

Sure. Up, by cost, ascending:

Remanufactured Coker: www.unicycle.com
Deluxe Coker: www.unicycle.com
52" RBR unicycle: www.hiwheel.com/antique_replicas/unicycle.htm
supervelociraptor: www.creativegeckos.com/pages/coker-suspension-frames.html
Blue Shift: ?
>
> Actually, -unicycling- is getting cheap, isn’t it? High end MUni and
> trials rigs are definitely dropping in price. Cool, new technologies
> are being developed for or adapted to unicycling, being copied or
> improved, and then becoming competitive. I’m amazed at how cheap some
> of the stuff you can buy now is. The UniStar, the Velo seat, and the
> Onza come to mind.

I think I want a Velo seat.
>
> Do you still have only the Coker or have you diversified any?

I bought Christa a 26", but I only ride Grendel.


Success is goals.
–Lloyd Conant

Hummm, not a bad suggestion about checking out those quads Daniel. Got any pic’s Scott? :wink: he, he

Actually, I laughed when I saw this post about unicycling being an expensive hobby. When I started out I kept telling friends and family what an inexpensive sport this was, quoting the price of my orginal Sem. That was long before I invested in a 20 inch freestyle, my first MUni, then my even more awesome second MUni, the Monty 20 inch Trials uni, an old sytle Miyata seat ,numerous KH seats, half a dozen different platform and pin pedals, tools such as crank pullers, a pedal wrench and not to mention the cycle shorts, quick dry jerserys, gortex windbreaker, camelback, …

Ya, right, such an inexpensive sport - compared to what, sports car racing, perhaps :stuck_out_tongue:

Erin

Remember the wise man who said, “The man who is not satisfied with enough will never be satisfied with anything.”

Unicycling is by its very nature a minimalist hobby. All you need is to buy a 20 inch trainer uni, followed by:
A reasonable selection of frames in different sizes and styles.
A reasonable selection of wheels of different diameter and rim section (and a variety of hunb types).
A reasonable selection of tyres.
A reasonable selection of cranks.
Decent pedals for each set up.
Decent saddles for each set up.
Handles for some of the unis.
Upgraded seat posts and seat post clamps.
Trip computers set for each wheel size.
A good toolkit
A good pump
First aid kit
GPS
A good bag to carry it in
Helmet
Gloves/wristguards
Shin pads/knee pads
Elbow pads
Selection of cycling vests/jerseys
shorts
longs
good cycling shoes
Lightweight waterproofs
Water supply (Camelback etc.)
Sports nutrition supplements
A good shed or workshop in which to store/maintain the unis.
Wheel trueing jig.
A car with carrying capacity for 3 or 4 unicycles and a couple of friends.
A job which gives you time off at short notice when the weather is nice.

Any more than that is sheer extravagance. ;0)

Still cheaper…

Still…
Have you checked out the prices of high-end mountain bikes? I’d rather pay $1500 for a top-of the line MUni, than the same price for an only medium quality bike.