My first Unicycle

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by Bingo Jesus, May 22, 2004.

  1. Bingo Jesus

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  2. If you want to be absolutely sure you're getting something quality,
    check out www.unicycle.com . They have a store in the UK. It just
    depends how much you trust ebay I guess. I'm not sure that I like the
    look of those bearing holders (the things at the wheel end of the
    frame). They look rather flimsy to me.

    Good luck,
    Andrew


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  3. norry

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    I can answer this for you as this was the unicycle I brought.
    Reasons for this were;

    1) I knew nothing about unicycles or the different types etc that you could
    buy.
    2) It was cheap, i didn't what to spend loads on something i might not have
    carried on with.

    Ok onto the uni but first the seller. Parkers of Bolton were a joy to deal
    with with prompt delivery and telephone support.

    The Uni.

    Pretty much what you see is what you get with this. The Description/Photos
    are all accurate.
    I was also worried about the bearing holders but they are sturdy enough for
    learning on (not i suspect dropping from 3 ft).
    Basical for a learning uni (which gets dropped v often) i'm finding it fine
    to ride on. One problem however is I had to buy a new seat post as the one
    supplied ain't really big enough for even small people to have at a suitable
    height.

    So far i've been happy with it, however I will be buying another one at some
    point (Christmas likely) now that i've got hocked.

    Bingo Jesus i'm guessing that your from the UK?


    "Bingo Jesus" <[email protected]> wrote
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    > I'm planning to buy a unicycle and I've stumbled across this model on
    > ebay (http://tinyurl.com/2g5mm).
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    > Do any of you know anyhting about this Unicycle, is it worth it? Or do
    > any of you know a good shop which sell uniyles to anywhere in the UK?
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    > Many Thanks,
    > Bingo Jesus
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  4. Bingo Jesus

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    Yeah, I am. Thanks for the advice, I'm definatly getting one once the
    exams are over (Why do they put exams in summer anyway?), I'm sure I'll
    be back on these forums soon. Thanks.


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  5. onewheeldave

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    The description says 'sealed main cap bearings'.

    From the close up of the bearing holders they don't look like main caps,
    but more like 'lollipop' which are notoriously prone to breakage after a
    few months.

    Have a look at the close up: -

    http://tinyurl.com/2ef8s

    They do look really flimsy.

    It's cheap though :)

    If you think you're going to get into this then do check out: -

    www.unicycle.uk.com

    they sell good stuff at good prices.


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  6. Naomi

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    "Bingo Jesus" <[email protected]> wrote
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    > I'm planning to buy a unicycle and I've stumbled across this model on
    > ebay (http://tinyurl.com/2g5mm).
    >


    It is a very cheap unicycle: having said that many of us in here probably
    learnt on pretty cheap basic unicycles. Most of us will now have dug deeper
    into thge pockets. Some, and especially the kids, will still have the cheap
    machine months, even years later.
    Few novices KNOW whether they intend to keep at unicycling, so for those not
    sure and who may give up, a cheap uni is a reflection of that. It will not
    cost an arm and a leg if you hate it once you try.
    It may be worth visiting your local juggling club: many have club unis,
    which you can have a go on. If you like it then buy an appropriate machine
    later.

    Naomi
     
  7. I'd buy one from unicycle.com, mine came from there (via a shop in
    exeter) and is good quality.
    http://tinyurl.com/2rjsn
    It is twice the price though.

    The problem with the ebay one is that it will most likely break after
    not very long riding it, and if you decide you want to get more serious,
    you've got no choice but to buy a new unicycle.

    With the one linked above, however, the frame's good and strong, as is
    the wheelset, there's room in the frame for a bigger tyre, should you
    want one, and you know it's going to be strong enough for most things
    you're likely to do.


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