Re: [CR]Were there ever any lightweight unicycles?


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 10:49:15 -0600
To: Don Wilson <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Mark Stonich" <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Were there ever any lightweight unicycles?
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At 2/3/2008 07:54 AM -0800, Don Wilson wrote:
>An odd question, I know, but based on the lightweight
>definition, I reckon there could concievably have been
>some. I just wondered.

Wonder no more. Here's a shot of a Jack Taylor uni, complete with Brooks saddle, box lining, a proper flat topped fork crown and I think it's safe to assume Reynolds fork blades and steerer. Given that they built just about any form of cycle one could imagine, this comes as no surprise.

http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/MyBikes/Taylor/uni.jpg From Roger St.Pierre's "The Book of the Bicycle". 1973

Several years back we happened upon one of the UniCon rides when it was held here in the Twin Cities. A couple of hundred well balanced riders from all over the world. One German had a claimed 6 pounder with a tubular wheel and tyre and short TA cranks. I lifted it up and had no reason to doubt the weight.

One KOF builder is Terry Osell protege Paul Wyganowski

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