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    Senior Member Darrel's Avatar
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    Hey Shug,
    Super Uni ya got there.
    OK, Stupid question time....

    Do they make a unicycle that has coast capabilities ?
    Say for example one came upon a long gradual downhill and didn't need to peddle, could you in fact stop peddling and coast if you wished to rest or must the crank be kept constantly in rotation?

    Also have wondered about steep hills and the potential for gearing or crank ratio options.

    I am just a wee bit too old to try to learn but childlike enough to think I could .. Looks like a lot of fun.

    Cheers,
    Darrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    Hey Shug,
    Super Uni ya got there.
    OK, Stupid question time....
    Do they make a unicycle that has coast capabilities ?
    Say for example one came upon a long gradual downhill and didn't need to peddle, could you in fact stop peddling and coast if you wished to rest or must the crank be kept constantly in rotation?
    Also have wondered about steep hills and the potential for gearing or crank ratio options.
    I am just a wee bit too old to try to learn but childlike enough to think I could .. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Cheers,
    Darrel
    Coasting requires putting a foot up on top of the tire to control speed and the other foot on the uni frame.... free pedals. Quite hard ... I cannot do it yet.
    They do make a geared hub ... Two ratios: 1:1 and 1:1.5 (high gear mode).
    Here is a link: http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1197
    I believe that it is never to late to learn and have fun and get scabby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    I ride a Longbikes Slipstream.
    Excellent 'bent!

    I've had my share of 'bents and trikes while rehabilitating from a near-fatal motorcycle accident back in '01. I've always loved the Slipstream.

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    nice pics and report on your first outing. I'm just starting in the hammock world but have been riding bents for 4 yrs. At the moment my ride is a Barcroft Dakota. Look forward to ridin and hanging
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    Good pics.

    Nice bike...although I've always wondered about the learning curve on steering one of those things, but it looks much more comfortable than being hunched over handle bars for several hours.

    Maybe I'm the only one that caught this picture. I can't be the only sci-fi nerd on this website.
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