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    Giant Wheels! Where do i get them?

    Saw a dude on the Happy Thursday ride in Boulder with a regular style bike with wheels that were HUGH! They were like 900c wheels or something.
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    I want some.

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    You can get unicycle rims on some really big sizes.. You'd have to build them onto your own hubs, and you may need to get your spokes from the unicycle folks too. Then you'd need a fork and frame that could handle it.

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    Last edited by Rincewind8; 08-12-05 at 04:31 PM.
    TH 1.81 (133kg*62)

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    Here you go. Don't know that they do the wheels seperately though:

    http://www.coker.com/store/customer/...cat=300&page=1

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    Straight from Coker. Their monster Cruiser looks pretty cool!

    I'm willing to bet that they'd sell the wheels on their own. Coker is a small company, used to working with enthusiasts, so they are probably prepared for that sort of request. I'd call them up and see how much they are! 36" is about as big as they get in a stock form, it seems...

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    thanks guys,
    i'm imagining a giant wheelset chopper made of oversized steel tubing and 8 foot forks and monkey hanger bars over my head.
    hmmmmm

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    Mmm, good links. I've been planning a 50" wheeled monocyle thing and those might just help... the other route would be pennyfarthing/highweeler reproduction makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    Straight from Coker. Their monster Cruiser looks pretty cool!

    I'm willing to bet that they'd sell the wheels on their own. Coker is a small company, used to working with enthusiasts, so they are probably prepared for that sort of request. I'd call them up and see how much they are! 36" is about as big as they get in a stock form, it seems...

    peace,
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    HA! That bike weighs 72 pounds!!!

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    72 pounds! Dude!

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    It seems possible that the Monster Cruiser weighs 72 lbs., but if that's a shipping weight, it may include a few pounds for the crate as well.
    Guess I'm intrigued. Anybody got one I can try out?

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    Here are some specs:
    http://www.epinions.com/bicycles_200...ay_~full_specs

    And a very brief review:
    http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/20...1_4343crx.aspx

    Apparently they ARE that heavy. I'm wondering if they might be better off with a supplementary front handbrake to go with the coaster brake.

    And what's up with the 28-tooth chainring and 20-tooth sprocket?! Is their use a function of the huge wheels? Can't imagine lugging such a gear on a regular bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biodiesel
    thanks guys,
    i'm imagining a giant wheelset chopper made of oversized steel tubing and 8 foot forks and monkey hanger bars over my head.
    hmmmmm
    Now we'll wet your appettite:

    www.recordholders.org/en/records/didi.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop
    Here are some specs:
    http://www.epinions.com/bicycles_200...ay_~full_specs

    And a very brief review:
    http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/20...1_4343crx.aspx

    Apparently they ARE that heavy. I'm wondering if they might be better off with a supplementary front handbrake to go with the coaster brake.

    And what's up with the 28-tooth chainring and 20-tooth sprocket?! Is their use a function of the huge wheels? Can't imagine lugging such a gear on a regular bike.
    52 gear inches-a little low for a single speed but can you imagine braking when you have that much total weight plus a lot of turning weight at speed.

    I think the hand brake another poster suggested would be prudent, maybe one for the rear as well.

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