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Old October 19th 07, 02:28 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Just noticed this thread bumped from last year.

The gear ratio is changed by loosening the chain tension, pulling out
the jackshaft, changing the cogs, and also pulling the right crank and
changing the crank cog accordingly. The two sides of the driveline are
symmetrical. Same as on Purple Phaze. The process takes about 10-15
minutes, not really field-serviceable.


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Old October 19th 07, 03:58 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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unisk8r wrote:
Just noticed this thread bumped from last year.

The gear ratio is changed by loosening the chain tension, pulling out
the jackshaft, changing the cogs, and also pulling the right crank and
changing the crank cog accordingly. The two sides of the driveline are
symmetrical. Same as on Purple Phaze. The process takes about 10-15
minutes, not really field-serviceable.




No, not really field serviceable. But in a short period of time it can
be set up for whatever ride you want. A wide range of gear ratios are
available. This makes it extremely versatile. You're not just stuck
with 1:1 or 1:1.5. How many gear ratios have you tried in your
jackshaft design? How many do you know to be possible?


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Old October 19th 07, 06:25 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I've ridden it in 1.22 (22x20), 1.44 (24x20), and 1.69 (26x20) ratios.
You can also do 1.00 (20x20), 1.96 (28x20), or even an 0.82 underdrive
(20x22).

The Menace has gotten even redder lately with a red painted rim, and
new brake cable guides in the form of red skulls:


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Old October 19th 07, 02:42 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Does it feel about the same as a regular coker in 1:1 mode, or do you
notice a few differences? If so, what are they?

Love the red skulls.


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Old October 20th 07, 04:19 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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The lowest gear I've ridden in is 1.22 with 175mm cranks. A good climber
would have little problem with hills in that combo. My climbing is
still limited whether I'm on a guni or direct drive.

My best guess is that it would still have some perceptible driveline
friction as compared to a direct hub, but in general riding around you
don't really notice it. What you do notice is the lightweight wheel.

It's available for local test rides anytime.


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Old October 20th 07, 05:35 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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unisk8r wrote:
It's available for local test rides anytime.



Well that leaves me out of it.


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Old October 20th 07, 06:23 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Too bad Hazmat. Seattle is still the guni capital of the world! (i.e.
highest guni/rider ratio)


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Old October 20th 07, 07:06 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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unisk8r wrote:
The lowest gear I've ridden in is 1.22 with 175mm cranks. A good climber
would have little problem with hills in that combo. My climbing is
still limited whether I'm on a guni or direct drive.

My best guess is that it would still have some perceptible driveline
friction as compared to a direct hub, but in general riding around you
don't really notice it. What you do notice is the lightweight wheel.

It's available for local test rides anytime.




I'll keep that in mind! Hopefully I can make it out to the Seattle
area around/after Thanksgiving weekend to visit my Brother.


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Old October 20th 07, 07:52 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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unisk8r wrote:
Too bad Hazmat. Seattle is still the guni capital of the world! (i.e.
highest guni/rider ratio)




I would have thought Vilters in Switzerland had more Gunis than
anywhere else in the world


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Old October 24th 07, 02:46 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Do you have anymore pics or videos of the Red Menace? You should have
painted it green, the color of envy, because I need one of these
beasts!


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