Alt Bike Culture - Coker 36" bike
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Has anyone seen this thing?
36" wheels sure do sound like fun.
09-03-08, 12:56 PM
It's been around, but Coker is not currently selling it. I'd like to have one just for novelty. A year or so ago, when I started shopping for unicycles, that bike was still on Coker's website, but shown as "out of stock" or something like that. It's since been removed from the website.
Coker had these built in China, I think. I remember seeing one European company that was selling an identical bike, not sure if it's available now or not, though. Coker originally came up with those tires for the Wheelman bicycle, which was a penny-farthing design, then came out with the 36" unicycles and the Monster Cruiser (I think that's what this was called). The unicycles really took off, and now multiple models are available from different companies, but two bikes sort of fell by the wayside.
Edit: Here's the Qu-Ax version: [URL]http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shopdisplayproduct.asp?catalogid=89 (http://www.unicycle.uk.com/shop/shopdisplayproduct.asp?catalogid=89)
09-03-08, 06:39 PM
there was one on CL here at the beginning of the summer for around $250 IIRC -- wish I'd had the money, looks like a cool ride
are tubes impossible to find?
09-03-08, 08:51 PM
No, tubes, tires, rims, and spokes are readily available due to the unicycle market.
I've read of people stretching 29" mountain bike tubes as well, due to their being lighter than the Coker 36" tubes, but this would likely be a moot point on the bike.
These things would be hard or expensive to ship (the bikes, that is), so opportunities to pick one up are limited.
I suppose if one were into building a frame that would be the easiest route to get into a 36" wheeled monster
09-08-08, 10:19 PM
Here's a Moser 30 some'm-err-uther! . . Maybe even 40ish
09-08-08, 10:37 PM
I rode one 6-7 years ago. The only thing that I really remember well is that the brakes were crap. I only got to ride it for 10-15 minutes.
09-10-08, 05:24 AM
I rode past Tony on the way home tonight and couldnít help but turn around to find out more about his bike. It may not be evident from my phone-cam picture, but heís riding 36 inch wheels. Apparently this is a promo bike from Coker (they make tires, commuting unicycles, and the odd bike among other things). Cokerís apparently fresh out of the Monster Cruiser, Tonyís riding a variant on that from what I can tell.
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09-10-08, 07:14 AM
Is there a picture missing?
I think Coker's main market is tires for old cars and motorcycles. The 36" bicycle tire was just produced as a novelty and took off.
09-10-08, 02:50 PM
I would love to buy one of these. I'd sport in all over town.
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