1936 Monark Flo-Cycle

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  1. #21 Posted Nov 23, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Would love to see the work that you're doing. Post a couple of fotos, or more!
     
  2. #22 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Great project and awesome job on all the work.

    Did I see a high wheeler in your second post last photo? Some day I hope to have one.
     
  3. #23 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #24 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Can't seem to load any photos. But, yes Lou, that is a high wheel in that picture. I'll try to load a shot or two of interest tomorrow.
    Well, it's almost tomorrow, and here're the pics.
    54" High Wheel Unicycle. Fun image.jpeg
    56" 1885 Rational. The rationals were mild safeties in that they had a slightly longer wheelbase than the ordinaries. The rear wheels were a tad bigger, and the forks had just a little bit more rake.
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  5. #25 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thanks for the pics.

    Very cool unicycle. Is it a Tom Miller unicycle from Unicycle Factory? I ride a 36" diameter unicycle that has a pneumatic tire. I love it.

    The 1885 Rational is beautiful. At this time, is it only a show bike or do you still ride it?
     
  6. #26 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Close, but no cigar. That big wheel was patterned after a TM, but a friend and I built it in 1984.
    But, this is a Tom Miller mini giraffe, repainted. It is one of his earliest ones. The bottom bracket is merely a Schwinn unicycle bearing set-up. Tom calls it a "Traveller" because it can be geared like any chain drive, but isn't tall like most giraffes.
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    The Rational is my rider.

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  7. #27 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Very cool. I met Tom a couple years ago, very interesting guy.
     
  8. #28 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    To say the least!
     
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  9. #29 Posted Feb 26, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    All the welding and twisting and filing and block sanding is done. IMG_0492.JPG
    Thought I'd better put it together in a temporary fashion just to make sure things are lining up properly. It looks like the bronze reinforcing bracket needs a little massaging on the right side before the plater burns up $$$. IMG_0485.JPG
    I'll have lots of room to squeeze in 26" wheels. IMG_0497.JPG
    I haven't decided yet how shiny to go. Right now I'm at #120 grit. Thinking seriously about buffing with a Scotchbrite, and calling it quits. IMG_0496.JPG
     
  10. #30 Posted Feb 26, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I actually really like the more matte look, I think the super polished Kings are a little over done. Even though the super shiny still looks good.
     
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