United trials uni - Reviews?

Hi,

Can anyone give a review of the United Trials Uni available at Unicycle.com for $229?

Concerns are frame strength and general overall quality or just “bang for your buck”.

I don’t have a trials uni yet.

Thanks

Sorry That I dont have one to review for you, heh heh heh. But… my
friend who just got one, loves it. He says:

“ummm it is fairly light the frame and seat is anyway the tire and
behammoth rim is almost all of the weight the uni is about 10 lbs and easy
to hop with the tire is HUGE! superb traction and i run about 25psi im
also 120lbs the seat is great but im doing a padding overhaul for comfort.
a blast to ride!”

Thats Kyle, he has the best balance of anyone ive ever seen (in person)
and is a fandango rider. His AIM SN
is:

KyleBMX4Fun

He would love to talk to some other unicyclists.

Thats all I got,

Nick Cegelka

Pyrotechnick13@yahoo.com

NickLikesFire AIM

http://www.extreme.unicyclist.com

— teachndad <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Can anyone give a review of the United Trials Uni available at
> Unicycle.com for $229?
>
> Concerns are frame strength and general overall quality or just "bang
> for your buck".
>
> I don’t have a trials uni yet.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
> –
> teachndad Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
http://unicyclist.com/forums

From my experience :

I had my united monty from unicycle.com last february. Since then, I
almost did 2 hours a day pounding it, dropping,ect… Never had any real
trouble except for cranks.

Some minor trouble with the bearing holders (smashed the bolts and
damaged the casing so it’s a bit loose now). Strong wheel, only starting
now to show some damage with the spokes but nothing serious (lots and
lots of 4’’ drops).

The tyre is awesome even at real low pressure. The only thing is the frame
/ tyre clearance which is a bit too small to my taste.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: teachndad
[mailto:forum.member@unicyclist.com] Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 5:56
PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: United trials uni - Reviews?

Hi,

Can anyone give a review of the United Trials Uni available at
Unicycle.com for $229?

Concerns are frame strength and general overall quality or just “bang for
your buck”.

I don’t have a trials uni yet.

Thanks


teachndad Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
http://unicyclist.com/forums

I have just recently purchased a united trials uni from unicycle.com. So far it has been great. I weigh 175 pounds and have had no problems with the frame, wheel, or cranks. Most drops have been about 2 to 3 feet. The only thing I had them change out were the cranks. The model listed on their web site comes with Lasco aluminum cranks. I had a pair of Lasco cranks on my Muni and they lasted about a day. So, I switched the Lasco cranks for a pair of steel cranks (125mm). The only thing that weirds me out about this uni is the spacing between the tire and the frame. It is super close. But, for 229 dollars it is a bargain.

About the spokes: both my sons (Josh and Daniel) have pulled spokes clean
through their Monty rims. Daniel ripped out 11 at one time with about a 4
foot drop across a 6 foot gap. The solution was simple: put washers
between the spoke nipples and the rim to prevent them pulling through.
Despite the “volcano” appearance of the holes where the spokes came
through, the rims are working perfectly.

I recommend that anyone intending to get extreme with their Monty’s (and
who isn’t?) reinforce their rims this way right off the bat. Maybe Jon
Kovachi could do this for a couple of dollars. The washers I used are for
#8 screws and measure 0.445" outer diameter, 0.192" hole diameter, and
0.056" thick. The thickness is important to ensure adequate strength.
Stainless steel is best for corrosion resistance and added strength.

Blessings!

Arthur

“Olivier Paugam” <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote in message
news:FD35DC6A97CB2A4DBEBA1152E54452330A58D5@EXCHANGE.aptilon.com. …
> From my experience :
>
> I had my united monty from unicycle.com last february. Since
then, I
> almost did 2 hours a day pounding it, dropping,ect… Never had
any
> real trouble except for cranks.
>
> Some minor trouble with the bearing holders (smashed the bolts
and
> damaged the casing so it’s a bit loose now). Strong wheel, only starting
> now to show some damage with the
spokes but
> nothing serious (lots and lots of 4’’ drops).
>
> The tyre is awesome even at real low pressure. The only thing
is the
> frame / tyre clearance which is a bit too small to my taste.
>
> Oli-
>
> -----Original Message----- From: teachndad
> [mailto:forum.member@unicyclist.com] Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001
> 5:56 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: United trials uni -
> Reviews?
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Can anyone give a review of the United Trials Uni available at
> Unicycle.com for $229?
>
> Concerns are frame strength and general overall quality or just
"bang
> for your buck".
>
> I don’t have a trials uni yet.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
> –
> teachndad Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
http://unicyclist.com/forums

Hi,

For anyone who has destroyed their Monty rim this way or any other way, an
alternative rim that also works very well is the 20" Alex DX 32 rim. I
don’t think the Alex DX32 suffers from this problem.

-Kris. — Arthur Doerksen <adoerksen@shaw.ca> wrote:
> About the spokes: both my sons (Josh and Daniel) have pulled spokes
> clean through their Monty rims. Daniel ripped out 11 at one time with
> about a 4 foot drop across a 6 foot gap. The solution was simple: put
> washers between the spoke nipples and the rim to prevent them pulling
> through. Despite the “volcano” appearance of the holes where the spokes
> came through, the rims are working perfectly.
>
> I recommend that anyone intending to get extreme with their Monty’s (and
> who isn’t?) reinforce their rims this way right off the bat. Maybe Jon
> Kovachi could do this for a couple of dollars. The washers I used are
> for #8 screws and measure 0.445" outer diameter, 0.192" hole diameter,
> and 0.056" thick. The thickness is important to ensure adequate
> strength. Stainless steel is best for corrosion resistance and added
> strength.
>
> Blessings!
>
> Arthur
>
>
> “Olivier Paugam” <opaugam@aptilon.com> wrote in message
> news:FD35DC6A97CB2A4DBEBA1152E54452330A58D5@EXCHANGE.aptilon.com. …
> > From my experience :
> >
> > I had my united monty from unicycle.com last february. Since
> then, I
> > almost did 2 hours a day pounding it, dropping,ect… Never had
> any
> > real trouble except for cranks.
> >
> > Some minor trouble with the bearing holders (smashed the bolts
> and
> > damaged the casing so it’s a bit loose now). Strong wheel, only
> > starting now to show some damage with the
> spokes but
> > nothing serious (lots and lots of 4’’ drops).
> >
> > The tyre is awesome even at real low pressure. The only thing
> is the
> > frame / tyre clearance which is a bit too small to my taste.
> >
> > Oli-
> >
> > -----Original Message----- From: teachndad
> > [mailto:forum.member@unicyclist.com] Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001
> > 5:56 PM To: unicycling@winternet.com Subject: United trials uni -
> > Reviews?
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can anyone give a review of the United Trials Uni available at
> > Unicycle.com for $229?
> >
> > Concerns are frame strength and general overall quality or just
> "bang
> > for your buck".
> >
> > I don’t have a trials uni yet.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > –
> > teachndad Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
> http://unicyclist.com/forums
>


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Kris is right the Alex rim has eyelits on the nipple holes to keep the
nipples from pulling through. it works well.

peter

> Hi,
>
> For anyone who has destroyed their Monty rim this way or any other way,
> an alternative rim that also works very well is the 20" Alex DX 32 rim.
> I don’t think the Alex DX32 suffers from this problem.
>
> -Kris.

Monty rims have spoke holes for 12G spokes - most of the ones I’ve built
have used these (the hubs require drilling-out to 3mm). I’ve built one
with 14G spokes and used 4mm nickel plated brass eyelets from a craft shop
to make the spoke heads fit better.

Washers can be used and would be better if you hit them with a centre
punch to give them a lip on the inside.

Leo White

I had a United trials for three years, and it was freaken awesome.

The problem that killed the uni was (recently) the threads on the hub stripped, and a crank fell off, so I filed the inside of the crank to get it closer to the hub (to grip some thread with the nut), and then I ripped my pedal loose in the crank. So I replaced the cranks with the same ones (it now occurs to me now to somehow have figured out how to get steel cranks)…anyway, I welded the cranks on…and took a large jump, ripping my pedal loose in the crank again (they weren’t crossthreaded if that’s what you’re thinking). Out of commision.

I have never trued the rim, and it holds strong. The frame has a large distance away from the wheel (when you compare), so I don’t know this talk about close frames on wheels. I weigh 136.

Upgrade the cranks, don’t get the viscount saddle, don’t go too hardcore, don’t weld your damn cranks on, it’s a lovely cycle. One footed things aren’t the best with the curved frame…

Why bump such an old thread back to life.
I mean, it was a good review you had. But I´m shure he have decided to get that united uni by now.

Didn’t even notice its age. I feel nostalgic and creepy now.