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Old June 1st 18, 01:07 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Emanuel Berg[_2_]
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Today there was a dude in his early-mid 20s
with a unicycle!

Only it didn't look like a toy or circus item
but rather a real vehicle of sorts, party
because of its huge wheel (36x2-1/4) and black,
industrial style.

The guy confirmed it was the biggest he had
seen and said it was
a German-Canadian construction.

He rode the thing like it was his native
language so probably he did it all his life.

It is also the biggest tire I ever saw so now
it is on top of my list of tires.
Interestingly, even tho supposedly German made,
the tire only had the old English industrial
designation.

(If the table looks messed up to you, check the
text file URL last.)


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ISO / ETRTO England France note
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36 x 2-1/4 German unicycle
642 700 original wagon wheel OD
635 700B B = 2nd revision
44-635 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-1/2 old-school "V rim"
40-635 28 x 1-1/2 700x38B
634 700B another 700B version
32-630 27 x 1-1/4 old RB
622 700C RB standard
47-622 28 x 1.75 x 2
47-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-3/4 700x45C 28x1.75
47-622 27 x 1.75 700x45C
42-622 28 x 1-5/8 700x40C
40-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-1/2 700x38C
37-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-3/8 700x35C
37-622 28 x 15/8 x 13/8 700x35C
32-622 28 x 14/8 x 10/8
32-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-1/4 700x32C
32-622 28 x 1-5/8 x 1-1/2 700x32C C = 700C
700x28C
700x25C
700x23C
700x20C
700x19C
37-590 26 x 1-3/8 650x35A
587 700D discontinued in 1980s
26 x 1-3/4 650B original 26
56-584 27.5 x 2.20 650x56B modern MTB 27.5
54-584 26 x 1-1/2 x 2
44-584 26 x 1-1/2 x 1-5/8
44-584 26 x 1-5/8 x 1-1/2
40-584 26 x 1-1/2 650x35B
26 x 1.5 x 2
56-559 26 x 2.10
26 x 2 trailer, 2 - 19-3/4 [1]
50-559 26 x 2.0
50-559 26 x 1.95
37-540 24 x 1-3/8 600x35A trailer, modern
37-349 16 x 1-3/8
32-349 16 x 1-1/4
37-298 14 x 1-3/8
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[1] 19-3/4" rim ~= 502 mm so BSD 559 tire won't work


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http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/bike/TIRE


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Old June 1st 18, 03:35 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
David Scheidt
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Emanuel Berg wrote:
:Today there was a dude in his early-mid 20s
:with a unicycle!

:Only it didn't look like a toy or circus item
:but rather a real vehicle of sorts, party
:because of its huge wheel (36x2-1/4) and black,
:industrial style.

:The guy confirmed it was the biggest he had
:seen and said it was
:a German-Canadian construction.

:He rode the thing like it was his native
:language so probably he did it all his life.

:It is also the biggest tire I ever saw so now
:it is on top of my list of tires.
:Interestingly, even tho supposedly German made,
:the tire only had the old English industrial
:designation.

I have passed a guy on a 36" unicycle a few times on my commute. He's
handlebars and a disk brake. He may not have a brain, though.

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Old June 2nd 18, 02:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Mike A Schwab
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On Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:35:37 AM UTC-5, David Scheidt wrote:

I have passed a guy on a 36" unicycle a few times on my commute. He's
handlebars and a disk brake. He may not have a brain, though.

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Sounds safer than a a guy with mask on his face and playing flaming bagpipes.
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Old June 2nd 18, 02:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andre Jute[_2_]
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On Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:13:08 AM UTC+1, Mike A Schwab wrote:
On Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:35:37 AM UTC-5, David Scheidt wrote:

I have passed a guy on a 36" unicycle a few times on my commute. He's
handlebars and a disk brake. He may not have a brain, though.

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Sounds safer than a a guy with mask on his face and playing flaming bagpipes.


Then, if you're into dangerous sports, there's MUNI, mountain unicycling, hopping from rock to rock.

For this of you with sensitive dispositions, here's a mild example without any fatal incidents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-79013q6Fo

Unicycle suppliers are good for finding extra-strong and/or -large rims.

Andre Jute
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Old June 4th 18, 10:33 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
somebody[_2_]
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On Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:07:26 +0200, Emanuel Berg
wrote:

Today there was a dude in his early-mid 20s
with a unicycle!

Only it didn't look like a toy or circus item
but rather a real vehicle of sorts, party
because of its huge wheel (36x2-1/4) and black,
industrial style.


A local guy has one. He says it's a touring unicycle. The 36" tire
is a standard item. Expensive, too.

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Old June 4th 18, 01:02 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Emanuel Berg[_2_]
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somebody wrote:

A local guy has one. He says it's a touring
unicycle. The 36" tire is a standard item.
Expensive, too.


A touring unicycle?!

Thanks heaven he didn't call it a
randonneur unicycle because that would have
been an incorrect designation!

LOL

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Old June 4th 18, 02:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Radey Shouman
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Emanuel Berg writes:

somebody wrote:

A local guy has one. He says it's a touring
unicycle. The 36" tire is a standard item.
Expensive, too.


A touring unicycle?!

Thanks heaven he didn't call it a
randonneur unicycle because that would have
been an incorrect designation!

LOL


Everyone knows that unicycles are properly called "randonettes".

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Old June 4th 18, 04:44 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Doug Cimperman
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On 6/4/2018 12:54 AM, Doug Cimperman wrote:
On 6/1/2018 7:07 AM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
...
For a long time (at least 10 - 15 years?) the only source of them seemed
to be the Coker tire company, that apparently was making the rims and
the tires. ... (and the tubes!)





Here is a Coker blog post from 2013 about an improved version of the
penny-farthing style bicycle.
https://www.cokertire.com/blog/wheelman-bicycle/

There are some YouTube videos about Coker bicycles still up, but the
links lead to pages on the Coker website that no longer exist. They may
be distributing them some other way now.
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Old June 4th 18, 05:23 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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On 6/4/2018 10:44 AM, Doug Cimperman wrote:
On 6/4/2018 12:54 AM, Doug Cimperman wrote:
On 6/1/2018 7:07 AM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
...
For a long time (at least 10 - 15 years?) the only source
of them seemed to be the Coker tire company, that
apparently was making the rims and the tires. ... (and the
tubes!)





Here is a Coker blog post from 2013 about an improved
version of the penny-farthing style bicycle.
https://www.cokertire.com/blog/wheelman-bicycle/

There are some YouTube videos about Coker bicycles still up,
but the links lead to pages on the Coker website that no
longer exist. They may be distributing them some other way now.


For those who desire bigger wheels, there are quality models
from Diane Blake made right here in the US of A:

http://www.victorybicycles.com/

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Old June 4th 18, 07:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Doug Cimperman
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On 6/4/2018 11:23 AM, AMuzi wrote:
On 6/4/2018 10:44 AM, Doug Cimperman wrote:
On 6/4/2018 12:54 AM, Doug Cimperman wrote:
On 6/1/2018 7:07 AM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
...
For a long time (at least 10 - 15 years?) the only source
of them seemed to be the Coker tire company, that
apparently was making the rims and the tires. ... (and the
tubes!)





Here is a Coker blog post from 2013 about an improved
version of the penny-farthing style bicycle.
https://www.cokertire.com/blog/wheelman-bicycle/

There are some YouTube videos about Coker bicycles still up,
but the links lead to pages on the Coker website that no
longer exist. They may be distributing them some other way now.


For those who desire bigger wheels, there are quality models from Diane
Blake made right here in the US of A:

http://www.victorybicycles.com/

Yea but not pneumatic. Would be more interesting if they were pneumatic.

There's no good wheels for human-powered monocycles and dicycles. :|
 




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