Weird Unicycle

Ok, not sure if it is really a true unicycle… I am looking for info on a
single wheel “bike” where the rider sits inside of the wheel either recumbent or
sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large, maybe 6-7 feet tall…

Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???

Thanks!

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Re: [Weird Unicycle]

freefall_2000@my-deja.com wrote: Ok, not sure if it is really a true
unicycle… I am looking for info on a single wheel “bike” where the rider sits
inside of the wheel either recumbent or sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large,
maybe 6-7 feet tall…

Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???

Thanks!


What you are describing is known as a monocyle. This also happens to be the
French word for unicycle which may impede web searching a bit.

I don’t know of any manufacturers, its the kind of thing that is not mass
produced. They used to be quite popular with inventors and all sorts of designs
were created including motorized ones.

Jack Wiley has written a book on the subject: Inside the wheel: the complete
guide to monocycles

Try the following link if you want to buy it:

http://www.mysimon.com/msrch/index.jhtml?c=bookisbn&pgid=info&pid=0913999229

Its only about $7.

o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist and mathematician.
o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net


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RE: [Weird Unicycle]

> Did some folks not buy these at Unicon X?

Yes. I think Sem and Teresa bought one, and a group of Puerto Ricans led by
Daniel Dumeng bought three. Hopefully we can hear something from them about how
they’re doing, how they got the things home, or maybe some contact information
for the guy that was selling them.

I tried it several times, totaling 10-15 minutes, but never got more than
about one pedal rotation. My lame excuse is that it was very small for me.
But it looks like it would be great fun to ride, and probably an awesome
parade vehicle!

But rider beware; these monocycles had no brakes. Any kind of long hill could
spell disaster!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

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by Jacquie)

RE: Weird Unicycle

>
> Ok, not sure if it is really a true unicycle… I am looking for info on a
> single wheel “bike” where the rider sits inside of the wheel either recumbent
> or sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large, maybe 6-7 feet tall…
>
> Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???
>
> Thanks!

I believe that is a “Monocycle”.

     Lowell yoda@socket.net

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Re: [Weird Unicycle]

Ahh… Monocycle… That explains why I didnt come up with anything! I tried
almost everything I could think of.

Thanks for your help!

In article <20000921002502.9375.qmail@nwcst278.netaddress.usa.net>, Peter Bier
<peter_bier@usa.net> wrote:
> freefall_2000@my-deja.com wrote: Ok, not sure if it is really a true
> unicycle… I am looking for info
on a
> single wheel “bike” where the rider sits inside of the wheel either
recumbent
> or sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large, maybe 6-7 feet tall…
>
> Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???
>
> Thanks!
>
> ********
>
> What you are describing is known as a monocyle. This also happens to
be the
> French word for unicycle which may impede web searching a bit.
>
> I don’t know of any manufacturers, its the kind of thing that is not
mass
> produced. They used to be quite popular with inventors and all sorts
of
> designs were created including motorized ones.
>
> Jack Wiley has written a book on the subject: Inside the wheel: the complete
> guide to monocycles
>
> Try the following link if you want to buy it:
>
>
http://www.mysimon.com/msrch/index.jhtml?c=bookisbn&pgid=info&pid=091399 9229
>
> Its only about $7.
>
> o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist and mathematician.
> o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Get free email and a permanent address at
http://www.netaddress.com/?N=1
>

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Re: [Weird Unicycle]

Did some folks not buy these at Unicon X?

Neil

“Peter Bier” <peter_bier@usa.net> wrote in message
news:20000921002502.9375.qmail@nwcst278.netaddress.usa.net
> freefall_2000@my-deja.com wrote: Ok, not sure if it is really a true
> unicycle… I am looking for info on a single wheel “bike” where the rider
> sits inside of the wheel either
recumbent
> or sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large, maybe 6-7 feet tall…
>
> Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???
>
> Thanks!
>
> ********
>
> What you are describing is known as a monocyle. This also happens to be
the
> French word for unicycle which may impede web searching a bit.
>
> I don’t know of any manufacturers, its the kind of thing that is not mass
> produced. They used to be quite popular with inventors and all sorts of
> designs were created including motorized ones.
>
> Jack Wiley has written a book on the subject: Inside the wheel: the complete
> guide to monocycles
>
> Try the following link if you want to buy it:
>
>
http://www.mysimon.com/msrch/index.jhtml?c=bookisbn&pgid=info&pid=0913999229
>
> Its only about $7.
>
>
>
>
>
> o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist and mathematician.
> o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Get free email and a permanent address at http://www.netaddress.com/?N=1

Re: Weird Unicycle

----- Original Message ----- From: <freefall_2000@my-deja.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 7:12 PM Subject:
Weird Unicycle

> Ok, not sure if it is really a true unicycle… I am looking for info on a
> single wheel “bike” where the rider sits inside of the wheel either
recumbent
> or sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large, maybe 6-7 feet tall…
>
In the USA they call that a monocycle. There was a manufacturer in China selling
them at UX. We bought 4 of them in Puerto Rico.

Sem Abrahams bought another. You can see some pictures from John Foss at:
www.unicycling.com/ofoto/

Alberto Ruiz

> Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???
>
> Thanks!
>
>
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Re: [Weird Unicycle]

There are some being made in China, I had a play on one of them at unicon! what
fun - I had bruises for a long time to prove it!

Roger

 The UK's Unicycle Source <a href="http://www.unicycle.uk.com/">http://www.unicycle.uk.com/</a>

----- Original Message ----- From: <freefall_2000@my-deja.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 3:33 AM Subject:
Re: [Weird Unicycle]

> Ahh… Monocycle… That explains why I didnt come up with anything! I tried
> almost everything I could think of.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
>
>
> In article <20000921002502.9375.qmail@nwcst278.netaddress.usa.net>, Peter Bier
> <peter_bier@usa.net> wrote:
> > freefall_2000@my-deja.com wrote: Ok, not sure if it is really a true
> > unicycle… I am looking for info
> on a
> > single wheel “bike” where the rider sits inside of the wheel either
> recumbent
> > or sitting. The ‘wheel’ is very large, maybe 6-7 feet tall…
> >
> > Can anyone tell me the name or who makes them???
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > ********
> >
> > What you are describing is known as a monocyle. This also happens to
> be the
> > French word for unicycle which may impede web searching a bit.
> >
> > I don’t know of any manufacturers, its the kind of thing that is not
> mass
> > produced. They used to be quite popular with inventors and all sorts
> of
> > designs were created including motorized ones.
> >
> > Jack Wiley has written a book on the subject: Inside the wheel: the complete
> > guide to monocycles
> >
> > Try the following link if you want to buy it:
> >
> >
> http://www.mysimon.com/msrch/index.jhtml?c=bookisbn&pgid=info&pid=091399 9229
> >
> > Its only about $7.
> >
> > o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist and mathematician.
> > o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________
> > Get free email and a permanent address at
> http://www.netaddress.com/?N=1
> >
>
>
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