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North American Unicycle Championships, anyone ... anyone ?(5 posts)

North American Unicycle Championships, anyone ... anyone ?AllUpHill
Aug 16, 2003 4:38 AM
Who knew? Anyone out there into unicycling? I've thought of picking one up just for kicks and giggles. Plus, it would be my first "fixed gear." There appear to be some inexpensive ones on eb*y, although I'm considering going all out as I may be riding as much as 1 mile per week. Can anybody recommend which custom TI builder is the best, given that I have a budget of $5000 for the frame? Looking for double butted tubing, clean welds, and a really bling bling headtube badge. Would a carbon seatpost dampen the ride any? Would the record group hold up any better than the dura ace, you know, long term? I'll post a ride report and pics once I get it.

From CNN.com
"One wheel, one dream
Racers break out of the starting gate in the 40-to 49-year-old 1,500-meter race during the North American Unicycle Championships and Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota."
Baggy shortsfiltersweep
Aug 16, 2003 6:01 AM
Look at the Fred in the baggies... or is he on a mtn-unicycle with slicks? I can't tell...

I can't believe this was local... and I missed it?! I take it is wasn't at the velodrome...
You'd think helmets would be mandatorySprint-Nick
Aug 16, 2003 8:28 AM
You'd think when your riding at probably 20 mph + on a unicycle where your head is fairly high up they'd make it a rule to wear a helmet... hmmm. I don't think this is a UCI sanctioned event.
I ride one...HAL9010
Aug 16, 2003 10:40 AM
I started in Jr. High. they are loads of fun. I learned to juggle while riding as well. 20 mph would be kind of hard to do for anyone. When you "fall off", the worst case is that you are unable to grab the cycle before it hits the ground marffing the seat. So a helmet realy is just not needed.

Now at the circuis last week we saw a guy ride a unicycle with no seat, seat post or fork. Just the wheel, crank arms and pedals. That was neet. A tall cycle, 4, 6 or more ft. tall is no big deal to master. A ladder or high mounting point and you'r off. But just a wheel! Taht was good.
206 mile uni ridert0adman
Aug 18, 2003 3:02 PM
I rode the Seattle to Portland for the second time this year and for the second time I saw a unicyclist on the ride. This year the guy had a huge wheel with a handlebar setup, computer, and water bottle. Quite a site.