What unicycle is that?

M.R.Sands writes:
> I have a unicycle I bought 6 years ago in a bike shop in Canberra, Australia.
> Since purchasing the uni I have seen plenty of others but none as good as
> mine. After 6 years of constant rough use by plenty of beginers the only
> maintainance I have to do on it is to replace the tyre. I have no idea what
> sort of uni it is or where it came from. The shop I got it from has changed
> hands but they suspect it came from Taiwan.
>
> Here is a descripton of the uni in the hope that someone out there might
> recognise it and be able to tell me where I could another or at least a seat
> the same.
>
[snip]

It sounds a lot like a SemCycle since they have rounded shoulders on the forks
and are certainly built to last. Unfortunately, I don’t think they’re made in
Japan since SemCycle are dutch.

Do SemCycle build in Japan?! Anyone?

Ed


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Hi there,

I have a unicycle I bought 6 years ago in a bike shop in Canberra, Australia.
Since purchasing the uni I have seen plenty of others but none as good as mine.
After 6 years of constant rough use by plenty of beginers the only maintainance
I have to do on it is to replace the tyre. I have no idea what sort of uni it is
or where it came from. The shop I got it from has changed hands but they suspect
it came from Taiwan.

Here is a descripton of the uni in the hope that someone out there might
recognise it and be able to tell me where I could another or at least a
seat the same.

Seat - says “made in Japan KASHIMAX Hi-Soft 103 Material Nylon”

    The seat is attached to the post via a plate welded to the post (no
    nasty screws or any other projections to scratch your legs or get in the
    way) . Four bolts hold the seat to the plate. The seat cover is a black
    highly resilient rubbery plastic attached to the seat with metal clips
    rivetted through the side walls of the tough plastic seat.

Frame - Chrome, sloping shoulders on the forks. Attaches to wheel bearing with
(on either side) two semicircular cups which fit over the bearing and held with
2 allan screws.

Cranks - cotterless L and R cranks with the number 127 on the inner surface.

Pedals - “MKS PB-50 Japan”

Wheel - “TAJIMA 20x1.75HE Japan” 28 spoke, 3 cross configuration.

And that’s it. If anyone sees one around snap it up. The seat in particular is
amazingly resilient and has some give in it too, unlike the metal seats which
always loose there shape if dropped all the time. The seat is bidirectional (no
front or back) so it’s great for tricks which involve spinning the uni relative
to the rider.

Mark

Re: What unicycle is that? (fwd)

Forwarded message:
>
> M.R.Sands writes:
> > I have a unicycle I bought 6 years ago in a bike shop in Canberra,
> > Australia. Since purchasing the uni I have seen plenty of others but none as
> > good as mine. After 6 years of constant rough use by plenty of beginers the
> > only maintainance I have to do on it is to replace the tyre. I have no idea
> > what sort of uni it is or where it came from. The shop I got it from has
> > changed hands but they suspect it came from Taiwan.
> >
> > Here is a descripton of the uni in the hope that someone out there might
> > recognise it and be able to tell me where I could another or at least a seat
> > the same.
> >
> [snip]
>
> It sounds a lot like a SemCycle since they have rounded shoulders on the forks
> and are certainly built to last. Unfortunately, I don’t think they’re made in
> Japan since SemCycle are dutch.
>
> Do SemCycle build in Japan?! Anyone?

I own a modified SemCycle and it came from Taiwan. They come from there because
it is the only place they can get small orders from machine shops economically.
SemCycle makes their own seats, though. They are modelled after the old style
Schwinn seat, with a removable rubber seat cover. I have no clue on this
particular unicycle, including whether or not it is a SemCycle, since suppliers
can change in 6 years.

Beirne