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01-20-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

yeah, the balance factor requires constant focus,...

yeah, the balance factor requires constant focus, especially on the trail. It's a helluva workout since we can't coast, although there are a few of us who do have freewheel hubs, but that's the rare...
01-20-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

Yes, it was Ed Pratt. I'll be doing my 11th 100...

Yes, it was Ed Pratt. I'll be doing my 11th 100 mile unicycle century sometime in February, and I do these all-day rides on a 36er unicycle with 110mm cranks. Not sure but I think Ed probably opted...
01-20-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

Bikes, for the most part, have gears, often more...

Bikes, for the most part, have gears, often more than 20, so pedal hole changes aren't necessary. And the lowest gears make steep climbing much easier than 1:1. Unicycles, on the other hand, being...
01-19-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

The polished alum cranks I posted are Kris Holm...

The polished alum cranks I posted are Kris Holm Spirit cranks that came dual hole 150/127. I also have the 165/137, 137/117, and 127/110. The Spirits are also disc rotor ready, and they are made for...
01-19-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

They look closer than they actually are due to...

They look closer than they actually are due to the outward flair of the bevels at the top of the holes, plus the scratch marking from where the pedals tighten and seat against the cranks. Those are...
01-19-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

I don't use them for anything extreme, like...

I don't use them for anything extreme, like drops, but the 150/127mm dual hole cranks (polished 7050 aluminum) are rated for extreme use. But adding the 3rd hole so close to the 127mm hole would void...
01-19-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20220112_160521_2f2450e97b19b74e448fa1b1d1a1356f11c91d08.jpg
The black cranks came as single hole 165mm and I tapped the shorter...
01-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By UniGeezer

Pedal taps

All the pedal tap sets I see online are described as for cleaning out old threads only. I've yet to find any taps online that are actually used for cutting new threads in bicycle cranks. Does anyone...
01-02-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By UniGeezer

It's still a workout since I have to pedal the...

It's still a workout since I have to pedal the same amount of revs going back down and can't coast like you guys, except for the fixies, haha! 😁
01-02-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By UniGeezer

the ride back down is always the reward for going...

the ride back down is always the reward for going up. I have a disc brake which controls my descent so it's easy verging on boring, haha.
12-31-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By UniGeezer

Just finished the Crownview climb on my 24 inch...

Just finished the Crownview climb on my 24 inch unicycle with 150mm cranks. It took 760 continuous revolutions starting at the bottom where it intersects with Palos Verdes Drive East and it ends at...
12-29-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By UniGeezer

I would love to do that climb! Do you live in...

I would love to do that climb! Do you live in this gated community, and if so, could we meet sometime so I could try it on my unicycle?
12-28-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By UniGeezer

Crownview Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Recently discovered this road climbing hill that is relentlessly long and steep. At 4,750 feet, it's 10-15 times longer than an average city block! The slope grade hits 20% in spots and elsewhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By UniGeezer

Crownview Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Recently discovered this road climbing hill that is relentlessly long and steep. At 4,750 feet, it's 10-15 times longer than an average city block! The slope grade hits 20% in spots and elsewhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By UniGeezer

my left hand is holding the lift handle that is...

my left hand is holding the lift handle that is attached to the front of the saddle, and just under that is the brake lever. So with a brake I can control my downhill speed, which makes the ride down...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By UniGeezer

yeah, the ride back down is easy with a brake,...

yeah, the ride back down is easy with a brake, and the reward for going up! I have thought about trying clipless but it would always be on my mind that I might not get out in time and face plant! 🥴...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By UniGeezer

haha, thanks Chaadster. But it was I was...

haha, thanks Chaadster. But it was I was definitely hurting even though you might not be able to see it. Mostly the lactic acid building up about halfway up each of the longer climbs. But just had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By UniGeezer

Top 10 steepest streets in San Francisco... On a unicycle!

This was the most difficult unicycling challenge I've ever attempted, and definitely a personal record for me. The climbs ranged from 31% to a seemingly impossible 41% grade! And to be honest, after...
05-04-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks Bob! Thanks John!

Thanks Bob!
Thanks John!
05-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By UniGeezer

"Devils Slide" Simi Valley (on one wheel)

At 65, I wanted to find out if I could still ride this crazy technical all rock trail on a unicycle, without killing myself! 😀

http://youtu.be/7yRdE00Ark4
03-07-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By UniGeezer

Actually, it's a 36 inch wheel, unless you were...

Actually, it's a 36 inch wheel, unless you were referring to someone else.
03-02-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By UniGeezer

Sure do, at least twice per week. Favorite route...

Sure do, at least twice per week. Favorite route starts at the corner of Paso del mar & Anchovy, then I ride up through friendship park, continuing to Ganado, and go up to intersect with Crest, then...
02-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By UniGeezer

11-12mph Yes 36"

11-12mph
Yes
36"
02-15-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By UniGeezer

Ride my age in miles! (65)

Hi all, and a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hope you're all doing great and staying healthy, fit and safe.

I turned 65 in January and decided to try to ride my age in miles on my unicycle. First...
12-14-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By UniGeezer

haha, it kind of looks like that but there is...

haha, it kind of looks like that but there is actually a carbon fiber handle attached to front of the saddle.
12-14-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By UniGeezer

I would wager that you could learn to ride a uni...

I would wager that you could learn to ride a uni with time and practice. Once you learn you never forget, like a bike.


Thanks, healing is a bit slower now but gettin' there. 👍
😀👍

haha! 😁
12-14-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By UniGeezer

this kind? ...

this kind?
https://www.amazon.com/Frontiersman-Magnetic-Silencer-Prevent-Startling/dp/B00VSU2JVE
12-13-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks Wildwood!

Thanks Wildwood!
12-12-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By UniGeezer

Sprained both ankles while Mountain Unicycling

Technical MUni at Chumash trail in Simi Valley, 12.10.2020. Almost 65, but still rollin'! Unfortunately sustained two sprained ankles on this ride, seen at about the 1 minute mark. Still had a blast...
12-08-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,081
Posted By UniGeezer

Grudge trail Simi Valley

Can anyone please tell me how to find Grudge Trail from where hummingbird ends at the bottom? I heard that they both kind of intersect at the bottom but I'm not sure where it is. If I'm walking up...
09-07-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By UniGeezer

2 years in 2 minutes age 60-62

Hi all hope everything is going great with everyone and that you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

I was going through clips from the past couple of years, and decided to make a little...
06-28-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By UniGeezer

I have pretty much all sizes from 24 to 36,...

I have pretty much all sizes from 24 to 36, including a geared 26er that becomes a 39er in high gear. I really like the 27.5 set up with the Specialized 3.0 high-volume Tire that makes it close to a...
06-27-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By UniGeezer

27.5 minus one wheel

Mountain unicycling at Sullivan Canyon
02-15-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By UniGeezer

Steadicam & Aerial

Tore the heck out of my hip cartilage back in November of last year and it's been a very painful and slow recovery. I wasn't sure if I'd ever ride again but little by little things started to improve...
07-15-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,498
Posted By UniGeezer

33.6% Walk path

Never seen anything so steep that wasn't "stepped". The locals tell me that the fire dept. trains on this path. 211 feet length, 71 feet elevation gain. Path is paved and because it's only about 3ft...
03-15-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By UniGeezer

Ronin Cam! Hard Rock MUni

Incredible day of mountain unicycling & filming at Hummingbird trail in Simi Valley, CA. 3/12/17. Filmed by professional videographer Nathan Votran, using his ultra smooth DJI Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal....
01-30-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By UniGeezer

Ultimate wheel or "UW". Basically a unicycle...

Ultimate wheel or "UW". Basically a unicycle without a frame or saddle. A lot harder to ride for sure. There's another type called an "impossible wheel", aka, "BC" wheel, after the famous comic...
01-30-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By UniGeezer

Still learning on one before I try two!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs8gct2mqSg
11-14-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By UniGeezer

I've done so many drops, and many bigger than...

I've done so many drops, and many bigger than that without spoke breakage, but I usually use my 24" wheel with Large marge 65mm rim with non-disc hub, and Duro 3.0 width mountain tire. That uni is...
11-13-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By UniGeezer

Destroyed on Impact!

Was doing a few test drops in prep for a 7 stair jump. First drop went ok, but on the second one, all H### broke loose...to the tune of SIX BUSTED SPOKES! Lesson learned: Not a good idea to do...
09-14-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks Wildwood. That looks like a pretty fun...

Thanks Wildwood. That looks like a pretty fun event! :thumb:

Thanks! :)
09-13-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By UniGeezer

One-wheeling on a 3ft diameter tire

Hopping up a flight of 60 stairs and some off roading on a 36er unicycle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjRQYeYr21w
06-15-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks again guys for the nice comments! ...

Thanks again guys for the nice comments!

Btw, I was back in the saddle for a double marathon distance ride after just 11 days since the last long ride. Think it was too soon, and only getting...
06-13-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks guys! Wanting to take advantage of the...

Thanks guys! Wanting to take advantage of the cool weather before it gets hot, and with the last ride still fresh enough to act as a kind of "mega-training" ride, I'll be on the bike path tomorrow...
06-11-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks guys! I plan to go out again soon...

Thanks guys!

I plan to go out again soon and try 200 again, but by doing 100 miles, two days in a row. That way I can eliminate the body clock issue of staying awake 24 hours, and also night...
06-10-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By UniGeezer

174 Miles in 20 Hours on Unicycle

Here are a few clips from what ended up as a 20 hour, 174 mile ride, which started at 8:30 am on 6/2, & ended at 4:30am, on 6/3/16. I had planned it as a 24 hr/200 mile ride, but the saying, ôRide...
04-15-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By UniGeezer

The 36er is the largest pneumatic tire currently...

The 36er is the largest pneumatic tire currently on the market. Anything larger is solid, hard rubber, and not practical for trail riding, hopping up/down stuff, or long distance.
04-14-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By UniGeezer

Nice collection! I think the hardest challenge...

Nice collection! I think the hardest challenge I've had with the 36er was hopping UP this long set of 68 stairs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIc6uMFBllA
04-13-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By UniGeezer

Thanks guys! Don't know how long I can keep doing...

Thanks guys! Don't know how long I can keep doing this stuff, but as long as I can, I give it my best! :)
04-13-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By UniGeezer

No, I was shooting this footage yesterday in...

No, I was shooting this footage yesterday in Palos Verdes. But I have ridden Bologna creek several times.
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