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unisk8r August 27th 06 04:53 AM

Red Menace 36 update
 

Well, after being distracted with non-uni projects all Summer, I finally
decided a few weeks ago to finish my final design version of The Red
Menace. It has a choice of 5 different gear ratios using common
bicycle granny rings. The transmission is my smoothest version yet.
Less chain tension and no crank play whatsoever. And a Hope Mono disc
brake setup, chosen specifically because the Mono had a reputation as a
sucky bike disc, and true to form, works just wonderfully on the 36"
wheel with no grabbing and great modulation. The paint is a red fading
slightly to brighter on the top. The only part remaining to be added
is the super-secret custom road saddle, in red snakeskin, from the
world's finest saddle maker.


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unisk8r August 27th 06 04:59 AM

Red Menace 36 update
 

And here's the trans. I have pretty much reached the design limit, with
the chain centerlines only 1.0" apart.


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UniMOG August 27th 06 05:03 AM

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*_WOW__*It is a beauty :D


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UniTyler August 27th 06 05:04 AM

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Looks wonderful, Pete!


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Spencer Hochberg August 27th 06 05:08 AM

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I want that uni...

Thats so awesome...


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forrestunifreak August 27th 06 05:10 AM

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That looks closer to a bike than most uni's... major frame going on
there. Yep.


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Chrashing August 27th 06 05:26 AM

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Wow, function and form come together so beautifully.


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teachndad August 27th 06 05:36 AM

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... um, Gulp:)

Wow!

Are those Carbon Fiber cranks?

Cheers.


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tomblackwood August 27th 06 06:54 AM

Red Menace 36 update
 

Ha ha ha...I got to be the second human to ride this baby after Pete
christened it in my neighborhood today. I am here to testify that it is
one sweet machine, and if anything rides better than it looks, which is
saying a lot. Pete is a guy who likes his engineering precise, and it
really shows in this latest and finest example of his design. Purple
Phaze is nice, but this is nicer.

The gearing today was 1:1.4, giving it an effective 50" wheel size. I
wish I could have had more time to get comfortable with the gearing and
really crank it up, but I was pretty timid. After a summer of direct
drive coker cranking in prep for the 'MS-150'
(http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=51208), the gearing
felt really strange, even with the ride being super smooth. The uni
wasn't jerky, but I sure was. Still, I made it up the block and back
including a fairly tight u-turn, with no UPD.

Signing off now, while saying silent prayers I'll get another, longer
shot on the Red Menace sometime in the future.


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GizmoDuck August 27th 06 10:54 AM

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Nice machine....I like the incorporation of the disc brake and how the
axle and the hub are now inline as opposed to sitting above it- the
lowered centre of gravity compared with Purple Phaze must make it more
stable at speed.


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