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Any uni cyclists out there?

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,943 Lives Here
    That looks far too easy, try this.
    I can't ride a unicycle, but my 15 year old son can. Just bought him a 29" one which I'm taking home with me tonight.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,355
    No but I can juggle....

    I can feel the start of the Bikerader circus.
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    I'm not a student, no.
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  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    Hmmmm... 50% heavier than a folded Brompton and half the speed. Couple that with the safety and street cred of a Segway, and enough range to get me to work and back, but only on a full charge.

    I'm out.
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  • jamescojamesco Posts: 687
    I saw one of these out in the wild (in Shoreditch, natch) last week and it scooted along at a fair pace. The rider was able to cross the road and onto the footpath without any problem or slowing down, so it seems to handle minor bumps and definitely looked fun.

    Not sure that I'd commute on one myself - a broken wrist seems just a matter of time.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,355
    So, it's a uni-cycle with 2 wheels...
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Looks to me like you are one decent sized pothole away from a massive faceplant.

    I'm out.
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    jamesco wrote:
    The rider was able to cross the road and onto the footpath without any problem

    And that would be illegal i.e. cycling on the pavement...I certainly don't fancy riding one of those things on busy pot-holed roads.
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    I used to know a bloke who rode a unicycle that was connected to a front fork + bars + wheel via cut down inner tubes so that when he held it at arms length it looked like a normal bike. Then he'd ride along and let it collapse leaving him riding the back wheel only.

    P'raps you had to be there... :)
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,943 Lives Here
    Gave my son his new unicycle tonight. After a couple of wobbly starts he was off riding round and round the block. A very happy boy.
    Funnily enough he was then talking about getting some forks and handlebars to do something like what CiB described.
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    I once saw a comic act doing pretty much the same thing, albeit without the bits of inner tubes. Very impressive indeed...
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    drlodge wrote:
    jamesco wrote:
    The rider was able to cross the road and onto the footpath without any problem

    And that would be illegal i.e. cycling on the pavement...
    That would be illegal cycling on the road as well! No peddle capability.
  • nomelettenomelette Posts: 13
    I thought this was a thread about student riding ...I'll leave now...

    But we do get a few unicyclists commuting into uni making it look rediculously easy!
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,148
    There was a bloke with a teen with mtb unicycles at swinley, looked like fun! Though I suspect I'd end up eating tree if tried!
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    nomelette wrote:
    I thought this was a thread about student riding ...I'll leave now...

    But we do get a few unicyclists commuting into uni making it look rediculously easy!

    Meh. Beat ya to it :P
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  • There is someone around my way that does it. Haven't seen him this year, but last year he was doing training for the coast-to-coast!
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  • There is someone around my way that does it. Haven't seen him this year, but last year he was doing training for the coast-to-coast!

    May be the same guy i've seen a couple of times on my commute along hadrians way.
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