"Walking machines" related to unicycles.


I don’t even know what these machines are properly called so no, I couldn’t ‘SEARCH’.

What are they called and are they still available?

Send word.


Can’t say that I ever saw or heard of one of these before, but a search for “unicycle legs” produced this gem.

Found another reference to a “1952 Steinlauf Walking Unicycle”

Came upon it by searching for “legged unicycles”

Your photo looks older than the 50’s though.

Hmmm, that has made me think. Performer giraffe with 2 middle sections and cutdown cranks… yes, I think I have all the bits. hmmmm :slight_smile:

Easy peasy:D

He shows it but doesn’t ride it :frowning: It looks like a Qu-Ax seat?

Pichler from Germany sells those under the name “Walking thing”.

And here’s John Foss “walking” the Walking Thing made by The Unicycle factory.



The way I see it, I don’t think that “puting all the weight on the seat” is a good advice. To me you’d need to grab the seat for a proper ride.

John? Any ridewalking tip?

Thanx for all the feedback.

This was exactly what I was looking for.

Has anyone found a video of such a ‘walking unicycle’?
I’d be curious to see one in action. I’m almost tempted (as is Roger, it seems) to try and make one.

I know this thread is old. My son stumbled across this video today, when I did a search it pulled up this thread.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CZFgY55UXyg

At end of videomhe rides a walking uni.

Interesting. Here is a video of the same guy learning to ride it. English subtitles towards the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MklJ41z_s4k

Hey, there’s life in the old machine yet.

I’d still love to have a go on one of these.

Yes and no. Firstly I agree with the above; the things ride bumpy! When learning, holding onto the seat is probably a good idea. In the end though, if your goal is to look good riding it (such as in front of an audience) you would want to refine your pedaling to do it without holding on.

I have not successfully ridden one. I spent maybe a half an hour max, back in 1983, trying to ride this one, but never really mastering it. I tended to get too far forward, and have to keep speeding up until I basically got bucked off the thing. I always wanted to get one of those made, but never got around to ordering one. Nowadays, if I were to buy something new and different, I’d want one of these, but I don’t even know where this one came from! The guys were using that and an electric BC wheel to advertise Segway tours in Madrid (before Unicon). I thought I had collected the name of the one with the big tire, but subsequent Web searching came up with nothing. Anybody know anything about those?

I don’t know if the old tux.org Unicycle Factory site is still in operation, but it isn’t working at the moment. I never had one of those, but I sent pictures to Tom long ago, based on that one in Sweden, and he built at least one of them. The one in my photo is based on one made by Goran Lundstrom (Sweden) in the 70s, to which he attached mannequin legs to make it look more “leggy”. :slight_smile:

Here’s a link I just found (under an interesting subject heading), to the oldest one I know of, ridden by Walter nilsson in 1934.

I don’t know the origin of that video, but the guy yelling “Unicycle legs!” sure looks like Mark Wilder of the SLO Ballerz Unicycle Basketball Team… (San Luis Obispo, California)

Hi John :slight_smile:

Do you mean the Uno Nimble
Looks like one of Ryno Motors Prequels :wink:

Thanks very much! I never figured out the correct keywords to track down what appears to be the Uno Nimble! I have contacted the makers and hope to find out I can still order one. The site says they’re “no longer taking online orders” so they may or may not still be something people can get.

Same for the Ryno Motors Ryno, which looks even cooler, but probably (will cost) several times as much, if it’s ever available for purchase. I contacted them as well.

Ahhh I’m glad I could help mate :slight_smile:

That would be the coolest thing ever to own!!!
Edit: After unicycles of course :wink:

Yes; I suppose it would fall foul of the same UK laws that make Segway and hover boards illegal except on private property, though. Or is there a chance that the lighting and ‘handlebar’ might make it licensable do you suppose?

After another quick look there’s also the uniscoot and this on ebay :slight_smile: