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Old 04-20-10, 04:18 PM
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Really Big Wheels



I'd ride the heck outta one.
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Old 04-20-10, 04:30 PM
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what size are those? 900s?? OVER 9000????

(sorry interwebz meme reference)
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Old 04-20-10, 04:36 PM
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36"
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Old 04-20-10, 05:26 PM
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Old 04-20-10, 05:29 PM
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Want!...
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Custom 36er mountain bike have been floating around for a few years now. Those who have ridden them on singletrack often come back saying something along the lines of "it rolls nice, but climbing is impossible." For a mountain bike application, at least, the consensus seems to be that it isn't really practical. Wheel strength and wheel weight seem to make it difficult to justify.
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Also try finding a tube at your LBS!
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Wow, me wanty!
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i don't care...


to roll in that to da li kur sto must ROCK!...
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I'd like to know more, please?
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Old 04-20-10, 07:59 PM
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google and checking the root website gave me nothing...


damned ozzy's....
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does it bar spinz?
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Old 04-20-10, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by elemental View Post
For a mountain bike application, at least, the consensus seems to be that it isn't really practical.
Although as a road bike, it is quite the amusing ride.
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Old 04-20-10, 09:07 PM
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https://www.blacksheepbikes.com/
-> models
--> "out of step"
-- -> ZAMer
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Compensating for something?
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obviously... you're never heard of a donk... it's the tark version for the lowrider world...






i've seen worse...
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Old 04-20-10, 10:06 PM
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Need one of those with a bike rack holding the OP's pictured bike.
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Old 04-21-10, 08:27 AM
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Those bikes make everyone look like that little guy from The Princess Bride who says "Never start a land war in Asia!"
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Old 04-21-10, 08:34 AM
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The rims, tires and tubes are made primarily by Coker. They're big (no pun intended) among distance unicyclists.
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"Distance unicyclists" What a beautiful world we live in.
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Originally Posted by lz4005 View Post
The rims, tires and tubes are made primarily by Coker. They're big (no pun intended) among distance unicyclists.
[IMG]https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/3541584160_570d598e0c.jpg[IMG]
Now that you mention it... I was riding a paved trail earlier this year, and there was a guy on a unicycle with a huge wheel.
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One of the programmers from Blurst went on a unicicyle ride from Kenya to Tanzania recently. Here's a tribesman chilling with his unicycle:



https://www.matthewwegner.com/tag/africa-2009/

The only way for a unicyclist to get into a higher gear is to get onto a higher wheel.
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Old 04-21-10, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by antiaverage View Post
The only way for a unicyclist to get into a higher gear is to get onto a higher wheel.
Not true.
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...26tbs%3Disch:1
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Old 04-21-10, 11:24 AM
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The link isn't working for me. However, I can disprove myself, too:

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