Well, I’m the seller:)
My opinions have an obvious bias, but here they are nonetheless.
I am pretty hard on my equipment, but I haven’t been for the whole time I’ve had my Pashley (almost 7 months). I’ve only started doing decently sized drops in the last few months, and nothing bigger than four feet. Also, I roll out my landings, which reduces the stress on the axle.
Now, Carl Hoyer took one year to break the axle on his Pashley. He was also using Kooka cranks, which I would imagine put a lot more stress on the axle than Lascos, which bend like butter.
For various reasons, I’ve never had anything besides cheap alloy cranks on my MUni, which I bend almost immediately. I’ve just been riding with bent cranks.
Dan is still very much in the learning stage with hopping, and I think that the axle should hold up for him until he is good enough to start needing something better anyway.
It is true that I am keeping the seat, but it has a carbon fiber frame, and I don’t think Dan needs that at this point (And I want to keep it anyway:)).
As for the rounded frame, I put a hose clamp on the frame, which provides a secure place to put your foot. There is a piece of rubber between the hose clamp and the frame, so it doesn’t damage the frame, and I haven’t had any problems with my legs hitting it. I’m able to glide on the MUni using it.
The Pashley has been a great unicycle, but I feel I have outgrown it. I’m selling it to help get money for a KH MUni.
You know, this whole post is sort of pointless, as I see Dan daily, but this deal seems to have moved in to the public realm.
P.S. I would say that there is more like 20 riders at our school, and about 14 unicycles. And it isn’t anything officially supported by the school, they are all privately owned unicycles.