unicycles

#1

does anyone do this?
i have a perverse desire to learn how to unicycle
am i gonna spend $150 on this thing and then never learn?
talk me into or out of it

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#2

I used to, was pretty into it and rode trails and stuff.

When it first clicks it’s like flying.

I also slept really well when I was learning.

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#3

Just take the front wheel off your track bike

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#4

genious

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#5

I bought one on a whim a few years ago. Think it was under $100 so it was impulse buy territory. Kinda embarrassed to ride it in public so I’ve just been messing with it in the living room. I got a few hours of fun out of it, learned to kinda-sorta ride it a little bit. Maybe I’ll give it a real go this summer… or not. Either way the cash/fun ratio is not too terrible already.
Buy a shitty cheap one if you can!

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#6

unicycles are the ska of the bike world.

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#7

unicycling is fucking sw8. i wanna get back into it, not that i was ever particularly good. learning is cool because it’s hard to fall- you basically are just suddenly standing up and the uni is on the ground

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#8

Yes this type of falling appeals to me very much

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#9

You’re basically in orbit - your head wants to crash into the ground and as long as you keep your body going fast enough it doesn’t.

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#10

very excellent description. would this make you an inverted double pendulum, but with a proper stiff and travel limited middle pivot??like with a viscoset and a steering stop?

every thread is maths chat

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