So my friend gave me a Norco Twenty with no rim, tire, or spokes last Friday.
Saturday morning I tore apart my bike rim to put on the uni.
By Saturday night I could ride it.
This Uni has a very bent axel/hub and crank arms that have stripped pedal threads… I took it to school and bent the arms much straighter on Monday.
Thursday I learned how to mount the Uni without holding onto something, and also learned how to stop and hop around and almost do a 180 spin.
So Thursday we went back to my friends place, and we put his Norco M-Uni wheel on my Twenty frame… it fits… has about 1mm clearance on the tire.
So I’m either going to order a replacement axel/hub and crank arms and some pedals, or I’m going to tack on a Kris Holm Freeride rim, some black spokes to go with it, and a Maxxis Creepy Crawler.
I would like to get into trials, so I think the fat tire would help a lot in that case.
My real question is… should I get the rim, spokes, and tire too?
Is the M-Uni stock tire wider than the Maxxis Creepy Crawler? If the Creepy Crawler is wider, I would have no problem fabricating my own Uni frame in my grade 12 Manufacturing class if need be. Or making my own spacers for the bearings so the tire doesn’t come up into the frame as far, the rounded crown was the main clearance issue.
I’ll be ordering from Unicycle.com.
Getting the following parts.
Now my friends M-Uni has the same Axel/Hub, crank arms, as my Twenty, but he’s more experienced and hasn’t broken the new ones. Mine are bent from him learning on it, and he’s much rougher on his gear than I am, he also weighs more than me.
What I learned in 5 days took him just over a month, so should I be going with a new rim and tire? My current rim is a Femco Aluminum single wall from a Powerlite P-17 Bicycle… included in the package are flat spots from jumping off of a 4 foot ledge, the seam on the rim is also breaking apart… it’s a pretty sweet rim if you know what I mean, haha.