Recumbent Unicycle

Machining, Unicycling

IMG_8010.jpg

Not a pretty beast, and not easy to ride. It took me thee weeks of practice before I could ride it, and only after that could I “sort of” ride it. No free mounting or anything crazy like that. The balance point is just crazy difficult compared to a regular unicycle.

Here’s a video of me riding it on 1/31/2010:

I still plan to “shine it up” and build a small backrest. I originally wanted a nice large backrest, but I decided that it would hinder the ride ability of it.

Here’s the building process, which went together really fast (it is a hack):

Cut up a bike and figure out roughly where I wanted things:

IMG_7987.jpg

All trial and error, with some guessing:

IMG_7990.jpg

Weld a seat together out of some old bike tubes:

IMG_8001.jpg

Weld it all together and cover the seat:

IMG_8009.jpg

IMG_8012.jpg

Hmm…not too elegant of “steps”.

Previous in recumbent unicycle
no_thumbnail
Tandem Unicycle Video - first time!
Next in recumbent unicycle
Tandem Unicycle Practice

4
Leave a Reply

avatar
500
4 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
DadunicyclekidPhil Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Phil
Guest

Cool. I was doing a lot of thinking last fall about recumbent unicycles, I think there is a lot more potential there than has been investigated yet.

unicyclekid
Guest

Very Cool. Two things come to mind–you must have monster abs and if you don’t yet you soon will. Also, I wonder if a counter weight up front would allow you to go more recumbent. I can’t imagine how hard this is to ride.

trackback

[…] Corbin has a flick and instructions on his web site. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. ← Recumbent Seats […]

Dad
Guest
Dad

Not a unicyclist, but just looking at you riding it made me think that if the crank was down lower it would be easier to ride. Would result in a greater than 90 degree angle between torso and legs. A clue might be that your back is super curved with head and shoulders leaning forward for balance. ¯\_(?)_/¯ :) Fun!

(c) 2008-2019 Corbin Dunn

Privacy Policy

Subscribe to RSS feeds for entries.

100 queries. 0.750 seconds.

Log in