the school cycle project

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by Mike_Foote, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Mike_Foote

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    ok i am going to build a chain driven unicycle that will fit in my
    school locker. i would like some tips please, especially on where to get
    a small wheel, like under 16 inchs. with a real fat tire. like wheel
    barrel.


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  2. As someone who unicycled to school every day of school all of my
    freshman year of highschool, and once a week this year, I will tell you
    now that unless you have HUGE lockers, there's no point in trying this.
    I wanted to do this in middleschool, but I noticed there's a fatal flaw
    to this. Firstly, a geared up, chaindriven 16", so it rides like a 24" I
    say 24" because 24" is really the minimum to is a bad idea.


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  3. I'm currently building a two wheeler with two 12" wheels. They
    generally come reasonably fat and are easy to find as the smallest size
    of kids bike usually has 12" wheels. Good luck, please keep us
    informed.

    Is the having to fit in your locker thing part of everyone's project or
    just something you've chosen for your scheme?

    Andrew


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  6. Mike_Foote

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    i have not measured my locker yet, but by guessing i think it is
    probably about 12 inches wide and 16 inches deep. it is probably bigger.
    i have just started building it today, but i dont have anything welded
    yet so i can still change it if my guess measurements are wrong. i will
    officially start building it on monday, once i get the measurments.


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  7. zambonijones

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    Just remember that you'll be able to fit a (slightly) larger wheel at an
    angle (corner to corner) than front to back when you measure the size of
    your locker. It's a stupid little thing that people tend to forget.

    My school is designed wonderfully for learning how to unicycle, so I've
    decided to learn how to ride after school/during lunch sometime.
    Nothing would ever fit in my locker, so I had to go to the office and
    ask them on their unicycle policy. Would I have to lock it up with the
    bikes, or would they hold it with all the skateboards in the closet?

    They looked at me strangely.


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