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    N + 1/2

    O.K. so with so many folks reporting about their new bikes I just had to go shopping for one for myself. I guess I just got all caught up in the excitement and rushed right out and spent as much as I could spare, unfortunately I only had enough resources to buy 1/2 of a bike.

    OR

    With the economy being so bad and the probability that I'll get layed off, I expect to have a lot of free time this season so I purchased this project while I was still financially solvent. It looks like I'll have a big learning curve ahead of me. Wish me luck.

    ACTUALLY

    All joking aside, with the girls all out of the house those things that seemed like frivolous dreams in the past don't seem so frivolous anymore. I've wanted one of these all my life. Today the wife and I went out and bought this one for me. I may never be able to master the skills needed to ride it, but at least I'll know that I tried. When paying for it the clerk asked if I needed a helmet? My bride chirped up with "I think it's a little late for one now." Funny girl!!
















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    Couldn't find one of the recumbent unicycles? A lot more comfortable.


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    There must be a Unicycle Forum out there. Check it for Prepaid Orthopedic Surgeons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    All joking aside, with the girls all out of the house those things that seemed like frivolous dreams in the past don't seem so frivolous anymore. I've wanted one of these all my life. Today the wife and I went out and bought this one for me. I may never be able to master the skills needed to ride it, but at least I'll know that I tried. When paying for it the clerk asked if I needed a helmet? My bride chirped up with "I think it's a little late for one now." Funny girl!!
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    While I would have loved to, both space and budget said no to a new bike. So I recently compromised with building a new set of wheels in a slightly larger size (650B) and converting my Heckler to a Beckler...

    Keep saying I'll try a unicycle, never get there...
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    It was nice knowing you, Cranky.
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    Funnily enough- My LBS had a unicycle in prime position in the display last saturday. It got a look from me but that was all.
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    You're going clipless on it, right?
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    I had one of those when I was about 10. It was a lot of fun. I got pretty good, but could never get up without something to hold onto.

    I'm trying to remember, but I don't think I ever fell all the way to the ground. That is, when I started to fall, I'd simply get off and land on my feet. If you're 10 years old, that's how it works, anyway.

    Mine had a big wheel and, believe it or not, a Brooks-type leather saddle.

    I remember that I rode it on stage in school play.

    In college, I remember a guy who used to ride from class to class on one. However, I found it very tiring -- no coasting, of course.
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    Here are some tricks for you to work on:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QolIWKocbL4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quQ5wkBS-nk

    Study these, practice, and then make a video for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Here are some tricks for you to work on:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QolIWKocbL4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quQ5wkBS-nk

    Study these, practice, and then make a video for us.
    That stuff is just not possible. Ever. By anyone.
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    I could donate this saddle for your long rides.
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    I'm not prone to naming my bikes, only two have had names over the past 40 years, but I'm starting to think of this one as "Shorty".



    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Couldn't find one of the recumbent unicycles? A lot more comfortable.
    So far mine has been a recumbent. I'll be thrilled when it becomes an upright!!


    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
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    There must be a Unicycle Forum out there. Check it for Prepaid Orthopedic Surgeons.
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    I still bounce pretty well (for an old guy).


    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Pictures won't be enough for this adventure.....we'll need video
    A video of me laying down in a heap would be quite boring!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    You're going clipless on it, right?
    YEAH, RIGHT!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    It was nice knowing you, Cranky.
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    Good luck and all that...I got one and thought I was doing OK, then fell backwards on my head....dizzy and all that. Have not been on it since. my thoughts are to make a 'penny farthing' and maaybe, just maybe work into balancing it with the added wheel. M A Y B E...............

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    I reckon your missus has finally worked out how to spend your life insurance

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    Man, that only looks like N + 1/4.














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