Yeah! Yesterday I actually managed to go literally miles - not in one go,
but even so, I unicycled far enough to actually get lost, and this was
setting off from home.
It was spoilt only by going all that way only to crash through a rosebush at
the end of the driveway on getting back. However with all the talk about
saddles and me cycling at a funny angle (which seems to have sorted itself
out, by the way) I’m wondering whether it might be worth investing in a new
The one I’ve got at the moment is black foam rubber or something; it’s the
only unicycle I’ve ever ridden so I’ve nothing to compare it with but it
feels like it shouldn’t be so high at the front.
Anyways, I’ve taken some pictures of it with my little webcam, so if you
could have a once over and tell me what you think I’d be most grateful!
They’re here: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~pah117/unicycle.html
Tonight however it’s raining, so I can’t go out again… in many ways this
is probably a good thing, because my knees are still sore from yesterday’s
Tomorrow, however, I have a full day…
Phil, just me
“Phil Himsworth” <email@example.com> wrote…
> They’re here: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~pah117/unicycle.html
That’s a Bogglefingers 20" Unicycle.
I have two of these.
The newest has a Nimbus II Frame.
This is recommended.
It also has better pedals. (The original ones become almost impossible to
keep your feet on when they’re even slightly wet.)
These are recommended.
Both required longer seatposts - the standard one seems a bit short for
pretty much anybody but OK for little people at the juggling club.
Anyhow the seat isn’t bad. To be totally honest I’ve not tried many others
but it’s definitely better than a Viscount seat.
A year or so ago I air-converted the it. That was surprisingly easy. Now the
vinyll cover is a little stretched but adding the 12" inner tube really made
it more comfortable. I’ve been 4 miles on it (on my 20"er) (40 minutes
straight) without problems.
I also use it on my Nimbus 28" for going longer distances.
When stocks are in I’ll probably be getting a miyata seat because I’ve
managed to bend my bogglefingers seat by landing on the front whilst
learning to jumpmount.
This is not recommended.
> Tonight however it’s raining, so I can’t go out again… in many ways this
> is probably a good thing, because my knees are still sore from yesterday’s
Hmm. Definitely check your seatpost height. Your leg should be almost
straight at its lowest position.
> Tomorrow, however, I have a full day…
It’s only 159.952701449 miles to Kidderminster from York. (according to
(It’s 175miles from where I am. It’s worth it.)
Unicycling with other people is SO much more fun than practising alone.
These meetings are quite frequent though so if tomorrow’s too short notice
definitely try to come to another one.
Surely you were at Chocfest VII this year? There were many of the usual
unicycling crowd there.
Congratulations on your progress.
“Andrew Feldhaus” <Reply@Thread.pls> wrote…
> It also has better pedals. (The original ones become almost impossible to
> keep your feet on when they’re even slightly wet.)
Hell yes… I was riding the other day and it was a bit damp, and in the
wrong shoes to compound it… I’ve kind of got the hang of getting on
without leaning on something, but I just couldn’t do it, I couldn’t grip the
pedal at all. My normal shoes in dry weather are fine though.
> Hmm. Definitely check your seatpost height. Your leg should be almost
> straight at its lowest position.
I think I’ll give that a go… at the moment it’s still quite bent all the
way; it’s easier to get on but it does feel like I should be a bit further
from the pedals.
> It’s only 159.952701449 miles to Kidderminster from York. (according to
Aha, almost… although I’m doing a degree in York, I am currently on a
placement year in Malvern, which is about 15 minutes from Kidderminster on
the train. Couldn’t really have picked a better place if I’d tried!
Phil, just me