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Forum: Unicycling January 13th 09, 08:04 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By skilewis74
Frustrations Learning to Ride: Mental Block and *Really* Sore Knees?

I used to have some knee pain and I discovered it was because my knees
were diving to the inside (the pain was a bit less w/ longer cranks for
me). I tended to do this at technical spots, when I was...
Forum: Unicycling January 13th 09, 07:51 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 66
Views: 4,060
Posted By skilewis74
need hill climbing advice

I doubt that I'll ever have the guts to go clipless on a uni.


Soon after I joined this site I read about a trials comp at a uni
weekend where there was a tie for first place. They had a high jump...
Forum: Unicycling January 7th 09, 06:39 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By skilewis74
Best Muni/Trials Shoe

If I wore those Impacts, my feet would burn up in the summer. I have to
wear white or light colored shoes for summer Muni rides. I wear stiff
soled (usually meaning New Balance) running shoes that...
Forum: Unicycling January 7th 09, 05:54 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By skilewis74
Duro Wildlife Leapord tire pressure

15-30. This depends on many factors, the main ones being how heavy you
are, how and what you ride.

I'd start w/ 25, ride your typical terrain and if you don't hit the
rim, get pinch flats or the...
Forum: Unicycling January 7th 09, 05:37 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By skilewis74
ultimate wheel trials

Brian Mackenzie on a 36" in TWNR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cU-HlDpWag


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skilewis74

Ride everywhere and never just ride anywhere. If you can ride where you
are going within a hour, do it,...
Forum: Unicycling January 6th 09, 05:42 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By skilewis74
Going to Boston 12/22-29

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I PM'd you my contact info. After 1:00, it'd be best to call my cell.


Is anybody else going to be available before Thursday?


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skilewis74
Forum: Unicycling January 6th 09, 12:06 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By skilewis74
Unicycles on the plane (long instructions)

For bringing a 20 in a carry on luggage bag: Does anyone know the exact
diameter for the rim? My Muni is 21", so I'm guessing 17?


For this and my last two trips to visit my Mom here in Boston,...
Forum: Unicycling January 5th 09, 03:26 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By skilewis74
Nimbus 36" VS Coker

Welcome:)

MuniSano is also an ultra-marathoner:cool:, took up Muni for cross
training (I think he still runs races).


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skilewis74

Ride everywhere and never just ride anywhere. If you can ride...
Forum: Unicycling January 5th 09, 02:03 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By skilewis74
Going to Boston 12/22-29

It's not supposed to rain/snow for the rest of my stay (freezing on
Wednesday), so maybe the trails will be clear enough for me to ride on
Tuesday or Wednesday. I can't ride in snow consistently...
Forum: Unicycling January 5th 09, 01:53 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By skilewis74
Looking for some Trial Unicyclist at Cambridge

If that's Cambridge, MA, I'm in Boston until Thursday the 8th.
http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55898
I can't do trials, but it'd be cool to ride around w/ some other
riders.

I can do...
Forum: Unicycling January 5th 09, 01:29 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By skilewis74
Going to Boston 12/22-29

I didn't hear of anything organized happening.

skilewis74;1153856 wrote:
This time I leave on January 9.


I read my departure date wrong. My plane leaves Thursday morning, 1/8.


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Forum: Unicycling January 4th 09, 04:54 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By skilewis74
Choosing a MUni

The Nimbus' are a great value. If you get one make sure it's a '09.
According to UDC a 2.3" WTB Stout will fit the 29er, I don't know about
the 2.4" Racing Ralph. There's some debate as to if the...
Forum: Unicycling January 2nd 09, 03:24 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By skilewis74
So I did my own custom Paint job!!

Yobiker;1162225 wrote:
The oven i used was an old oven from a cafe. It used for powdercoat
curing only now! lol


I read that once you powdercoat w/ it you aren't supposed to ever use
it for...
Forum: Unicycling January 2nd 09, 01:54 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By skilewis74
trial course ideas?

Check the 3rd and last links in my signature.


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skilewis74

Ride everywhere and never just ride anywhere. If you can ride where you
are going within a hour, do it, and if you can do a trick...
Forum: Unicycling January 1st 09, 01:28 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By skilewis74
Broken Schlumpf Crank

I didn't think they made a 165mm crank. I thought the only sizes they
made were 102, 127, 150, & 170mm.

I wouldn't have thought 5 mm would make much difference. I switched my
150 cranks to 170's...
Forum: Unicycling January 1st 09, 01:03 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 37
Views: 1,330
Posted By skilewis74
10-15 hours of practice gets you where, now ?

For the static mount you could imagine yourself stepping on and over a
traffic cone w/o putting enough pressure on it so that it deforms.

Also check Terry's vid. (Tutorial starts @...
Forum: Unicycling December 29th 08, 05:35 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By skilewis74
What does rain do to your unicycle?

If it gets wet, just bring it inside (or in the garage) and let it dry.

Salt water will accelerate rust. If it got wet w/ salt water, I've
heard it's good to soak it in water a few minutes then let...
Forum: Unicycling December 29th 08, 05:26 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 66
Views: 4,060
Posted By skilewis74
need hill climbing advice

As Ken said your ability to effectively use longer cranks is partially
dependent on your height.

W/ long cranks It often feels like I'm pedaling a box. Different
things can contribute to this: your...
Forum: Unicycling December 29th 08, 05:07 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 66
Views: 4,060
Posted By skilewis74
need hill climbing advice

When your cranks are vertical you have the least control. Hence "dead"
spot.


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skilewis74

Ride everywhere and never just ride anywhere. If you can ride where you
are going within a hour, do...
Forum: Unicycling December 29th 08, 05:02 PM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By skilewis74
Nimbus 36" VS Coker

Which of 'these ' (http://tinyurl.com/7ayzfd)does it resemble most?

Does the frame appear to be made of steel or aluminum?

Does it come w/ brake mounts? For what type of brakes? (caliper,
V-brake,...
Forum: Unicycling December 29th 08, 04:24 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 66
Views: 4,060
Posted By skilewis74
need hill climbing advice

Buck;1159812 wrote:
I want to get an odometer for my 36 inch wheel, any suggestions? I have
a cat eye wireless for my fixed gear and wanted to use that but the
calibration rations only go up...
Forum: Unicycling December 29th 08, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 37
Views: 1,330
Posted By skilewis74
10-15 hours of practice gets you where, now ?

Congrats on learning!:) Looks like you learned a bit faster than
average to me too, esp considering your age (supposedly takes longer the
older you are when you start).

@ the end of your 6th hour...
Forum: Unicycling December 26th 08, 07:56 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By skilewis74
KH rim and spokes. Ano or Painted??

streetcycalist;1158090 wrote:
shld i powdercoat my KH 07 rim? i wanted to get it powdercoated purple
but im not sure how much thatd cost or where i can get it done


A local shop had a $70...
Forum: Unicycling December 26th 08, 07:37 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 66
Views: 4,060
Posted By skilewis74
need hill climbing advice

Welcome to the forums:cool:

Buck;1158020 wrote:
My goal is to ride the MS 150 mile bike ride on the uni. in June.

Any good exercises you folks could suggest?


Start saving up for a KH...
Forum: Unicycling December 25th 08, 04:34 AM Posted to rec.sport.unicycling
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By skilewis74
Matching Geared KH 24 Mountain Unicycles

Nice:)

corbin;1157096 wrote:
In addition, the hub does add a few pounds of weight, so it is a little
harder to hop over branches/logs.


But prob not heavier than my DX:rolleyes: (esp if you...
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