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Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by TR6SC, Oct 16, 2017.
Would love to see the work that you're doing. Post a couple of fotos, or more!
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
The Rational is my rider.
Very cool. I met Tom a couple years ago, very interesting guy.
To say the least!
All the welding and twisting and filing and block sanding is done.
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 $$$.
I'll have lots of room to squeeze in 26" wheels.
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.
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.