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Old 04-01-12, 05:39 AM   #1
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Folds more compact than Brompton.

My new folder. Very compact fold for a 20" wheel.









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Old 04-01-12, 06:19 AM   #2
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Is it possible to install V brakes?
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Is it possible to install V brakes?
Since you can only run one brake, I was thinking a disc would be more powerful.

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Its a fixie Dude, and hip guys don't need no stinkin' brakes on a fixie. ;0
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Is there a hub geared version?
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Sram 2 speed automatic.
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Is there a hub geared version?
Schlumpf makes a geared unicycle hub.
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Old 04-01-12, 09:38 AM   #7
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cool bike err unike! it def rolls when folded
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Hey, its folding chick repellent!
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Saw a guy downtown Toronto going down STAIRS!! on one of these....holy balance!
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That folds up so tightly you can't even see the handlebars. WOW!
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Schlumpf makes a geared unicycle hub.

looking at the website, the 2 speed hub seems cool a 24/36" wheel..

Trials Unicyclists like using Magura Hydraulic rim brakes. lever under the saddle nose.
including a couple guys that toured Bhutan on their unis'.

the man himself Florian Schlumpf tours in other countries on his wheel.
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Schlumpf makes a geared unicycle hub.

looking at the website, the 2 speed hub seems cool a 24/36" wheel..

Trials Unicyclists like using Magura Hydraulic rim brakes. lever under the saddle nose.
including a couple guys that toured Bhutan on their unis'.

the man himself Florian Schlumpf tours in other countries on his wheel.
A Schlumpf unit improves just about anything cycling related.

The trials guys with brakes on their unicycles use them to lock the wheel and pogo over obstacles. That is more skill than I have.
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Nice vid. Towards the end of the video he even shifts it into reverse, cool.
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I think he is just riding backwards, you can do that on a Unicycle
(and a fixed wheel )

Motor turning always the same way forward, and going backwards,
is a whole different gearing.

Motor bikes have to be legged backwards ..
I think Harley made a reverse-gear Tranny when all the City cops used trikes,
in the 50's .
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Yep, I've ridden a Schlumpf unicycle and can confirm this. Just a regular 1:1 gear and a 1:2 gear. Unicycle touring is actually a great way to see the scenery. It puts you in a nice upright position but doesn't allow for much luggage
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I think he is just riding backwards, you can do that on a Unicycle
(and a fixed wheel )

Motor turning always the same way forward, and going backwards,
is a whole different gearing.

Motor bikes have to be legged backwards ..
I think Harley made a reverse-gear Tranny when all the City cops used trikes,
in the 50's .
Sorry, Failed attempt at humor.


Yes, Harley's did have a reverse. Modern day Honda Goldwings actually have an electric reverse that works off the starter motor. Very handy with a sidecar.
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