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Old July 25th 07, 05:01 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I am trying to decide between a Nimbus 36" or a Coker (which it looks
none are available till 2008).

Any opinions to which would be a better choice? Right now I ride a KH
24" that I just love!! But I want to add to my collection.

Thanks.


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Old July 25th 07, 07:13 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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well i received my nimbus 36 two weeks ago, and have been commuting
every other day 5.2 miles to work .... It is a blast. My T7 handle
broke at a weld... but UDC quickly shipped a replacement.... (i
like the handle, nice for climbing steep hills)

my only qualms is how hard the 24 seems to ride in comparison.... the
36 inch wheel just goes... and is so smooth a ride. my muni seems
sluggish and well no nearly as easy to maintain momentum etc...

I think i would have been just as happy frame wise with the radial..
but the airfoil is great...


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Old July 25th 07, 08:24 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Coker are currently bringing out a new model. They have not released any
info apart from a picture, where the uni is covered by a blanket.
Therefore unfortunately no-one knows what spec the cokers available in
2008 will be, so we can't really answer your question. Having said
that, I love my N36.


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Old July 25th 07, 09:02 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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kington99 wrote:
Coker are currently bringing out a new model. They have not released any
info apart from a picture, where the uni is covered by a blanket.
Therefore unfortunately no-one knows what spec the cokers available in
2008 will be, so we can't really answer your question. Having said
that, I love my N36.




From what I've heard here the word *currently* seems a bit optimistic.

I have an nimbus 36 with T7 handle and airfoil rim and I love it.


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Old July 25th 07, 09:04 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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cathwood wrote:
From what I've heard here the word *currently* seems a bit optimistic.

I have an nimbus 36 with T7 handle and airfoil rim and I love it.





Well they're currently in the process of bringing it out. When
they've finished bringing it out is an entirely different matter, I
think 2008 is probably a reasonable expectation.


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Old July 25th 07, 09:06 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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The Nimbus 36 is a well-designed communter uni, affordable, and best of
all, AVAILABLE. Just my view, but I don't think Coker will be coming
out with anything so superior (and affordable) to make it worth
delaying your gratification.

Bird in the hand and all that...

T


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Old July 26th 07, 05:29 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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i want the nimbus


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Old July 31st 07, 03:12 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Can you tell me what an airfoil rim is? Did you purchase it that way?
sorry if this is a stupid question...

Tammy


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Old July 31st 07, 06:16 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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If you buy the Nimbus 36" Deluxe in the USA it comes with more options,
and a aluminium Airfoil rim.

In the UK we have to buy the rim seperatly, then get the wheel
rebuilt.

I think the standard USA Nimbus 36" unicycle is the same as the UK
Unicycle.

The Airfoil rim will be lighter, and stronger than the standard steel
rim.

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Old July 27th 07, 03:51 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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kington99 wrote:
Coker are currently bringing out a new model. They have not released any
info apart from a picture, where the uni is covered by a blanket.
Therefore unfortunately no-one knows what spec the cokers available in
2008 will be, so we can't really answer your question. Having said
that, I love my N36.




My understanding (from e-mails that were published in forum threads)
was that they're using an alloy rim and a new hub. They were also
giving thought to different tyre designs. Last estimate I saw from
them was that the new uni would be unveiled later this year. But if
it's not, it would by no means be the first time their estimates had
slipped


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