Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

All,

Ok, after resisting the urge to buy a Coker for such a long time, I finally
caved in. Well, my wife offered to buy me one for my birthday and I thought it
would be churlish to refuse. :wink:

Having just spoken to Roger (http://www.unicycle.uk.com) it seems that he’s sold
out and won’t be getting the next batch for at least 40 days. Yup, 6 weeks.
How is a man to survive without his Coker for that long?

Sympathy cards can be sent to the usual address. :frowning:

Ah, but I’ve just found out that the Lickey Hills are open for business. All
we need is a bit of dry weather and I’ll be down there on my dinky little
26"… :slight_smile:

Regards, Mark.

BTW, any suggestions of getting my wife to buy me something else for my birthday
and then still getting the Coker next month will be, er, listened to very
carefully. :wink:

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RE: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Hi Mark,

6 weeks is a mighty long time to twiddle yer thumbs. Well worth it though!

As for your wife getting you something else:

You’ll definitely want to ditch the stock Coker pedals for some big, flat grippy
ones… A Miyata seat with inner tube + replacement seat cover will help you to
stick to any family plans in the future as the Viscount seats aren’t the most
comfy of perches to ride on… A cycle computer for clocking up all those miles
on to prove just how much use you’ve gotten out of such a wondrous present.

Roger should be able to sort you out with the first 2.

Cheers, Neil

Re: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Neil Dunlop wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> 6 weeks is a mighty long time to twiddle yer thumbs.

:frowning:

> Well worth it though!

:slight_smile:

> As for your wife getting you something else:
>
> You’ll definitely want to ditch the stock Coker pedals for some big, flat
> grippy ones…

Yup, I’d noted a comment along those lines. I’ve got some DMR(?) V6 pedals on my
26" so I’d probably try those for size. They seem to grip very well.

> A Miyata seat with inner tube + replacement seat cover will help you to stick
> to any family plans in the future as the Viscount seats aren’t the most comfy
> of perches to ride on…

Ah yes, I’d already mentioned to Roger that I’d be wanting a Miyata saddle. As
regards family plans, I’d best not mention that bit to my wife as she’d insist I
stick with the Viscount. :wink:

> A cycle computer for clocking up all those miles on to prove just how much use
> you’ve gotten out of such a wondrous present.

:wink:

> Roger should be able to sort you out with the first 2.

Thanks for the tips.

Regards, Mark.

Fujitsu Telecom Europe Ltd,| o Solihull Parkway, | In the land of the
pedestrian, /|\ Birmingham Business Park, | the one-wheeled man is king. <<
Birmingham, ENGLAND. | O

!! The 6th Birmingham Circus Convention 28th April, 2001 !!
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RE: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Poor Mark,

> Having just spoken to Roger (http://www.unicycle.uk.com) it seems that he’s
> sold out and won’t be getting the next batch for at least 40 days. Yup, 6
> weeks. How is a man to survive without his Coker for that long?
>
> Sympathy cards can be sent to the usual address.

I had to wait a year for my big wheel from Tom Miller in 1981-2. There were no
Cokers at all then. I’ve since gotten over the emotional damage.

Actually the damage wasn’t nearly as great. At that time there was also no
Internet newsgroup with excited Coker riders conversing back and forth about how
much fun they were having!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Dad, I’m hypo-icecreamic.” – Woody Hooten, at the end of a long MUni ride
(Woody’s mom is a doctor, and this sounds like something his family developed on
long car rides when the kids were young)

Re: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Have you considered Cokerheads Anonymous?

Re: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

John Foss wrote:
> Poor Mark,

It’s true. Sob.

> I had to wait a year for my big wheel from Tom Miller in 1981-2. There were no
> Cokers at all then. I’ve since gotten over the emotional damage.

So you think I might still have a chance? Maybe I’ll be able to rejoin society?
Will I be mocked for having such a small unicycle? :wink:

> Actually the damage wasn’t nearly as great. At that time there was also no
> Internet newsgroup with excited Coker riders conversing back and forth about
> how much fun they were having!

Grrr. :wink:

Regards, Mark.

Fujitsu Telecom Europe Ltd,| o Solihull Parkway, | In the land of the
pedestrian, /|\ Birmingham Business Park, | the one-wheeled man is king. <<
Birmingham, ENGLAND. | O

!! The 6th Birmingham Circus Convention 28th April, 2001 !!
          Check out <a href="http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk/">http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk</a>

RE: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

> Have you considered Cokerheads Anonymous?

I could give out the e-mail address, but they keep it anonymous…

JF

RE: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Just wondering, what does it cost to just order it from unicyclesource.com
instead of unicycle.com.uk and just pay the extra shipping. Do you also run into
customs if you go this route?

Chris

Re: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Chris Reeder wrote:
> Just wondering, what does it cost to just order it from unicyclesource.com
> instead of unicycle.com.uk and just pay the extra shipping. Do you also run
> into customs if you go this route?

I did consider it briefly but I think it’d cost a lot of money (there’s
shipping, VAT and import duty to be added). It’d proabably take a long
time too. :frowning:

Besides, I’d like to support Roger - he’s doing a great job of promoting
unicycling over here. OK Roger, it was 5 pounds off the bill, wasn’t it? :wink:

Regards, Mark.

Fujitsu Telecom Europe Ltd,| o Solihull Parkway, | In the land of the
pedestrian, /|\ Birmingham Business Park, | the one-wheeled man is king. <<
Birmingham, ENGLAND. | O

!! The 6th Birmingham Circus Convention 28th April, 2001 !!
          Check out <a href="http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk/">http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk</a>

RE: Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

just a side note : 3 weeks we ordered 2 trial unis here in montreal from
unicyclesource. On that 800 $CA, we had to pay an extra 200$CA of dutee fees,
brokerage, blah blah

ouch

-----Original Message----- From: Mark Wiggins [mailto:M.Wiggins@ftel.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 8:36 AM To: ‘unicycling@winternet.com’ Subject: Re:
Wannabe Cokerhead in need of consolation

Chris Reeder wrote:
> Just wondering, what does it cost to just order it from


> instead of unicycle.com.uk and just pay the extra shipping. Do you
also
> run into customs if you go this route?

I did consider it briefly but I think it’d cost a lot of money (there’s
shipping, VAT and import duty to be added). It’d proabably take a long
time too. :frowning:

Besides, I’d like to support Roger - he’s doing a great job of promoting
unicycling over here. OK Roger, it was 5 pounds off the bill, wasn’t it? :wink:

Regards, Mark.

Fujitsu Telecom Europe Ltd,| o Solihull Parkway, | In the land of the
pedestrian, /|\ Birmingham Business Park, | the one-wheeled man is king. <<
Birmingham, ENGLAND. | O

!! The 6th Birmingham Circus Convention 28th April, 2001 !!
          Check out <a href="http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk/">http://www.bhamcircus.co.uk</a>