My Schlumpf hub arrived today! It’s a 2 speed unicycle hub with 1:1 and 1:1.5 gearing. 1:1.5 for example turns a 29″ uni into a virtual 43″ – crazy stuff! After a lot of indecision I’ve decided my first GUNI (Geared Unicycle) will be a 29″, primarily because I expect it will take some time to master the gear shift technique and crashing on a 29″ is far more comfortable vs crashing on a 36″.
It could be a 29″ GUNI is perfect for the forest trails I usually ride, where drops up and down valleys are connected by ridge trails. Hard to say! I would also like to do some long distance road touring on the 36″, so the hub could just as well end up there.
The hub is off to Andrew at Kaos Custom Bikes in Melbourne, highly recommended wheelsmith. Hopefully it won’t be to long before I’m GUNI’ing along the trails.