geared uni how much

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by dan de man, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. dan de man

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    i read somewhere here that kris holm made a gears 24inch that rod like a
    24 and coker ( something else if i remember rightly)

    Q1.how much money would it cost?

    Q2.are they custom made?

    Q3. how many gears are there?

    Q4.how fast?

    Q5.where is the gear changer

    Q6.how many civialnns have these (dosnet include Kris Holm hes a
    clebraty)


    thx in advance


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  2. They're not out yet! They're a collaboration between KH and Schlumpf,
    which means they will use a splined version of the Schlumpf two-speed
    hub, probably geared to 1:1 and 1:1.5 (24" and 36" effective wheel
    diameter).

    KH himself had a prototype at Moab, there's been footage on here of him
    riding it.
    But they are not scheduled to be released for sale until the summer,
    and will probably take a bit longer if there are any final problems
    that need to be sorted.

    As for price, I think they will be a couple of hundred pounds/dollars
    more than a regular Schlumpf, which in the UK will be around £1500. I'm
    not sure how much Schlumpfs cost in the US, but they're certainly not
    cheap!

    There's actually a whole thread about these unicycles, have a search!


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  3. kington99

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    1. I heard the first hub cost to make $1600, unicycles with this
    technology would easily hit £2k i should imagine.

    2. Yes, as there's only very few in the world. They are specifically
    designed for unicycles.

    3. 2 gears

    4. Depends massively on how fast you can pedal, I understand speeds of
    16 or 17mph on a 36" wheel aren't that unusual.

    5. the gear button protrudes form the end of the axle, where the crank
    nut dust cover would usually be

    6.None.

    Check out the schlumpf website for more info about the schlumpf hub


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  4. zippy

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  5. Jerrick

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    zippy wrote:
    > tbh the pacticality does not outway the price, you might as well buy the
    > 2 unicycles which do the same thing.




    Then, enstead of shifting on-the-fly, to go different speeds, youll
    just have to ride with both unis all the time, always holding the one
    your not riding in front of you, so you can jump mount from one uni to
    the other as a way to shift lol

    If i had the money, i would buy one right when it comes out, but by the
    time i get that much money, they will hopefully be a few hundred
    dollars cheaper =p


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  6. DanLee

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  7. kington99

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    DanLee wrote:
    > Can the Geared uni coast?




    As in does it have a neutral gear? No they don't, riding a coasting uni
    is a very specialised trick and isn't a practical way of getting
    around. Of course you can coast on any normal uni, just not with your
    feet on the pedals.


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  8. DanLee

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    well i know u can coast a uni by wheel walking which i am learning, but
    for coasting to be practical you need to be going downhill. I figured
    it would be cool if a unicycle could coast like a bike could, by just
    pedaling hard. Either way the geared uni is a great step forward for
    unicycling.


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  9. kington99

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    DanLee wrote:
    > I figured it would be cool if a unicycle could coast like a bike could,
    > by just pedaling hard.




    Surely when you're coasting you don't pedal atall? Coaster unis have
    been built, Roger at UDC UK has one, i think SWAT have some videos
    around somewhere with them riding a green 12" (?) They're very hard to
    ride, no good as anything more than a novelty.


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