Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Non-unicycling Discussion > Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2006-02-16, 07:03 PM   #1
BetterPartofValor
Registered User
 
BetterPartofValor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blacksburg VA (Virginia Tech), Street MD
Posts: 2
Unicycling Legacy

It appears that unicyling is a genetic skill. Here is a picture I found of my Dad in 1968 on a unicycle. I still have yet to see him on my unicycle. He thinks he's going to hurt himself. Anyone know what kind of unicycle it is? It doesnt look very familar to me.
Attached Images
 
BetterPartofValor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-02-16, 07:50 PM   #2
harper
768 - It's in your DNA
 
harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Age: 67
Posts: 9,166
Could I have access to the full resolution scan? From the flat, white section on the front of the saddle I would say it was an Oxford. The chrome on the bottom and blue on the top of the forks suggests the same, if that's what I'm seeing. It would have to have cottered cranks.
__________________
-Greg Harper

Destroying the climate by shutting down nuclear power plants, one by one, since 1979.

Change is good. Bills are better.

Last edited by harper; 2006-02-16 at 07:52 PM.
harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-02-16, 08:29 PM   #3
BetterPartofValor
Registered User
 
BetterPartofValor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blacksburg VA (Virginia Tech), Street MD
Posts: 2
see if that is better
Attached Images
 
BetterPartofValor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-02-16, 09:44 PM   #4
harper
768 - It's in your DNA
 
harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Age: 67
Posts: 9,166
I can't tell for sure. The frame looks all chrome. The lollipop bearings indicate something like a Zephyr, Savage, or one of their predecessors, not an Oxford which I believe had a fairly nice maincap arrangement. The saddle to seatpost junction makes the saddle appear to be a Savage or predecessor. I don't see seatpost holes or a split frame like a Schwinn. It doesn't appear to have separate cranks and pedals and looks more like a Troxel or tricycle axle design. Maybe Foss knows what it is. Especially if it's a Troxel...he loathed them....but the wheel looks too big for a Troxel.
__________________
-Greg Harper

Destroying the climate by shutting down nuclear power plants, one by one, since 1979.

Change is good. Bills are better.

Last edited by harper; 2006-02-16 at 09:48 PM.
harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-02-17, 07:03 AM   #5
GILD
Waffle-Tosser, Time-bider and JCTK
 
GILD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: the bustling metropolis of Nelspruitia, south africa
Age: 51
Posts: 16,290
That's a kewl find. How do we get your dad back on the uni?
GILD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-02-17, 07:18 AM   #6
the0sum
i believe you have my stapler
 
the0sum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: san ramon (east bay), california
Age: 29
Posts: 51
Send a message via AIM to the0sum Send a message via MSN to the0sum
that's pretty sweet, my mom used to uni but she never got the hang of it. that unicycle looks like a schwinn to me.
__________________
i only eat candy
the0sum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
legacy, unicycling


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Clash, London Calling: Legacy Ed. Checkernuts Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 2 2004-10-09 06:12 AM
Combined unicycling mailing list and rec.sport.unicycling archive Ken Fuchs General Unicycling Discussions 0 1995-07-21 01:27 AM
Combined unicycling mailing list and rec.sport.unicycling archive Ken Fuchs General Unicycling Discussions 0 1995-07-14 01:41 AM
Combined unicycling mailing list and rec.sport.unicycling archive Ken Fuchs General Unicycling Discussions 0 1995-07-14 01:41 AM
Testing unicycling@winternet.com mailing list -> rec.sport.unicycling Ken Fuchs General Unicycling Discussions 0 1995-07-10 06:01 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
Page generated in 0.05910 seconds with 14 queries