It’s been a fun and wild ride but it’s time to say goodbye old buddy! to my KH Schlumpf 24″ Geared Unicycle (GUni). It’s headed off to Canada, to a placed called Saskatchewan. With a name that cool I’d love to go there myself, heck I would love to go to anywhere in Canada.
I received the planet axle pin test screw from Schlumpf today, another example of the high level of customer service Florian provides. My #226 hub has been running GREAT but with extra speed and complexity of a GUni it’s well worth checking that everything is operating as it should be.
A recent thread on the unicyclist.com forums regarding how best to lubricate Schlumpf hubs made me think that perhaps using a mixture of bacon grease and bicycle grease isn’t a great idea. Who would’ve guessed huh? 😉
A 24″ GUni is a cool idea in theory – in 1:1.5 gear it becomes a virtual 36″ wheel. A 24″ and a 36″ uni in one small tough package, sounds great.
Got a call from Kaos Custom Bikes this morning to say the 24″ GUni wheel was ready… AWESOME!
A replacement Schlumpf hub (#0226) arrived today, THANKS Florian, incredible customer service which is greatly appreciated!
With my geared hub out of a wheel and heading back to Switzerland I’ve been thinking more about what GUni to make next. The 36’er GUni was great fun for XC off road riding — a super speed machine with two genuinely useful gears — but TBH I ended up feeling I wasn’t making the […]
Out on an afternoon forest ride in early April the familiar clicking sound as I went to change gears was absent, my ankle and shoe couldn’t seem to find the shifter button. No wonder – the button was MIA. How useful is a GUNI 36’er on the trail without those little shifter buttons? Not very… […]