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Old 12-08-11, 03:59 PM
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Anyone commuting on a 36er?

I saw someone on a 29er this morning. His itty-bitty little wheels were so cute!



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Old 12-08-11, 04:00 PM
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I saw a woman on a 36er cruiser the other day! She couldn't have been taller than 5'-4". It was absolutely insane. She had to lean the bike at a 45 degree angle to put her foot on the ground at a stop.
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Old 12-08-11, 05:46 PM
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Wow never even heard of one of those until this post. What the heck are they used for? Looks like it would be a pain to transport.
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Old 12-08-11, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
Wow never even heard of one of those until this post. What the heck are they used for? Looks like it would be a pain to transport.
They are used for looking like a fool.
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Old 12-08-11, 06:44 PM
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What's next.......40" super swampers.....48" super swampers......

I don't get it,they don't run OVER boulders do they?
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Old 12-08-11, 07:45 PM
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I can think of lots of things I'd rather spend my money on.
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Old 12-08-11, 09:51 PM
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Wow, that's just awesome.
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Old 12-08-11, 09:59 PM
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Bah, penny-farthings are where it's at. Get with the program here!
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Old 12-08-11, 10:04 PM
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Cool. Never seen one before. I'd ride that.
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Saw some one going thru town a few years back, at quite a good clip, on a 36" Uni.
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Old 12-08-11, 10:27 PM
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There's members of this forum that have done centuries on 36" unis.

It would be fun to have one, just to say I have one.
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Old 12-09-11, 09:41 AM
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There's always bigger! He he

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Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
Bah, penny-farthings are where it's at. Get with the program here!
last summer, commuting home from work one afternoon on the lakefront path, i caught up to a guy on a pennyfarthing and i started talking with him as we rode together, but sadly, it turned out he was just out for a joyride, not commuting with his awesome pennyfarthing.

one cool thing though, he told me that he had freelanced with his bike to be an extra in movies and at other events where "old-timey" stuff like a dude riding a pennyfarthing was wanted. he said he had done about a dozen such gigs over the past couple years, making about $1,000 along the way, helping defray some of the cost of the $5,000 bike.
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I note seeing :
Swiss Machine ship owner Florian Schlumpf, has 2 speed uni hubs , 1.5x overdrive.
so one wheel, say a 24" clicks in to act like a 36" too.

Large Marge rims and Pugsly tires make a suspension un needed,
for off road Uni Rides.

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Old 12-09-11, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Saw some one going thru town a few years back, at quite a good clip, on a 36" Uni.
I did a brief ride with a guy on a unicycle. It was a fixie ... I'd never thought about the drive train on a unicycle before. Dude must have been doing about 150 rpm going down hills. It was amazing to watch.

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I'm sure those would make my bikes look normal


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I can't name it, but there is just something freaking cool about 36ers.
Now cut it out. My new 29er frame is still enroute and you have to post this.
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Amazing. Could have some toe-overlap?
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the wheels/tires weigh about 20 pounds, so not for weight weenies. I already look like a child on a 29er, don't need something that big. I hear the gyroscopic forces of the wheels make so you have to think about what you are doing if you have to turn.
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Old 12-09-11, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
I saw a woman on a 36er cruiser the other day! She couldn't have been taller than 5'-4". It was absolutely insane. She had to lean the bike at a 45 degree angle to put her foot on the ground at a stop.
If the bike was a red I think I might've seen the same woman on Nostrand Avenue on my way to Brooklyn College the other day.
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did a brief ride with a guy on a unicycle. It was a fixie
I'd never thought about the drive train on a unicycle before
... they always are fixies..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
... they always are fixies..
Q: What do you call a guy with a freewheel on his unicycle?
A: Severely injured
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I think that orange 36er is a nice looking bike. I'd like to try one just to see what it's like.
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Eh, I think I'll wait until the Moonlander comes as a 36.

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Old 12-09-11, 09:18 PM
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Who builds these or where can a person buy the components
I think there cool
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