1936 Monark Flo-Cycle


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TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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I'm working on a Flo-Cycle frame right now too. I didn't take the frame apart but was very curious about the internals of the assemble. This thread is a great guide!
Polishing is tedious to say the least.
Would love to see the work that you're doing. Post a couple of fotos, or more!
 

TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 12, 2016
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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
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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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Uni-Bike Lou

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 20, 2015
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Hoffman Estates, IL
#25
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?
 

TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 12, 2016
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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?
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.
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The Rational is my rider.

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Uni-Bike Lou

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 20, 2015
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Hoffman Estates, IL
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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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Very cool. I met Tom a couple years ago, very interesting guy.
 

TR6SC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 12, 2016
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All the welding and twisting and filing and block sanding is done.
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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 $$$.
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I'll have lots of room to squeeze in 26" wheels.
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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.
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Scribble

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 16, 2016
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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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