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Old July 12th 03, 01:32 PM
Memphis Mud
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I've got the Yuni MUni with 170s and KH Saddle. I've noticed lately that
the machine will twist to left and right more than I like. Then I'm
riding along with left shoulder thrust forward.

Other unis dont do this. Probably because of smoother nature of riding
29er or giraffe.

Is seat too low/high? Is KH too narrow at the narrows? Is it me?

Anyone else get this?


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Old July 12th 03, 02:05 PM
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It happens to me occasionally that the uni twists to one side and
there's been a few posts from others on it too.

Usually it occurs after a change of tyre or seat height and goes away of
it's own accord by the next day.

I've never ridden 170's but would imagine that they could exagurate a
tendency to twist.


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Old July 12th 03, 02:18 PM
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Are you sure that it is not a tracking problem that you are compensating
for? I had a problem with my Yuni Muni pulling to one side and found
myself constantly twisting to keep it going straight. I found that the
fork legs were not parallel to each other. If this is the problem, it is
pretty easy to check and correct. l
Look he
http://tinyurl.com/gq9u


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Old July 12th 03, 09:45 PM
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Memphis Mud wrote:
*I've noticed lately that the machine will twist to left and right
more than I like.*



It has most likely become magnetized form repeated impacts with the
earth. Strange, brass usually has no effect...

(I'm of the 'it's probably the long cranks' school... they were those
high-Q aluminium jobbers, ya? I highly recommend having Tommy look at
the wheel when he would rather be cycling; even if it's not the wheel,
you'll have accomplished something.)

-Christopher


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Old July 12th 03, 10:01 PM
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My Nimbus Frame twists badly when going up hill causing the tire to rub. I
think it's just because of the frame design.

Dylan
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Old July 13th 03, 01:22 PM
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Krashin'Kenny wrote:
*Are you sure that it is not a tracking problem that you are
compensating for? I had a problem with my Yuni Muni pulling to one
side and found myself constantly twisting to keep it going straight. I
found that the fork legs were not parallel to each other. If this is
the problem, it is pretty easy to check and correct. l
Look he
http://tinyurl.com/gq9u *



Thanks Krash, the thread is a good one. Since so many refer to the Yuni
frame (as is mine), I suspect this is it.

Christopher, I'm trying to get Tommy to spend MORE time on one wheel,
not less. For your information: Tour d'Wolf is 6.6 miles. I used the
aforementioned Yuni MUni to jump over the Mississippi River yesterday.
Felt just like Evil Kneavel. I'll ask Grandmaster 2T to post pix on MUC.


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Old July 27th 03, 03:40 AM
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M-Mud; was your twisting problem a bent frame or something else? I have
the similar problem of sort of fighting against a tendency to head to
the left and thrusting out my right shoulder. I thought it might be my
frame after reading the thread replies but I got a new KH24 recently and
I find I still do this (especially when I get tired). I suspect it's
lousy technique but, as I am self taught and have no "coach" or even
anyone else to watch and learn from, I don't know what I need to do to
remedy this (or if it is normal riding behaviour)... Suggestions please,
Oh Great Masters of the Single-Wheel?


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Old July 27th 03, 11:22 PM
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MUNIYETI wrote:
*M-Mud; was your twisting problem a bent frame or something
else? *


I regret to say I haven't had the time to look into this. We've had a
heck of a storm here in Mtown. Then there's work. Then there's two kids.
Then we just got back from 6flags in St. Louis.

I promise I'll check soon.


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