Thinking of buying for for sheer novelty......

Spokesmann

Keeping the Carlton and Sun names alive...
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Certainly a mor manageable 28" front wheel. Not sure if the purists would approve though! Certainly a most different novelty machine. Go for it!
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adds21

Rider of bikes
Location
North Somerset
I keep getting really tempted myself! Although I'd have to go for the 36" wheel version. I hadn't seen the one with the 700c wheel before, but it's just not big enough!
 

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
Oh, yes, they're a giggle! We had one for a while, when it wasn't being used it sat in the huge fireplace in our student house, draped with fairy lights. It was A Feature.

Great fun though. It takes a bit of getting used to, the direct drive through the wheel (every time you push forward on the pedal, the bike wants to go the other way, so you have to be firm with the steering.), and of course it's fixed, but it would be hilarious to ride one to the shops!
 

Twiggy

New Member
Location
Coventry
The first looks pretty good, though I've seen it somewhat cheaper at unicycling/performer equipment specialists, hundred and fifty quid cheaper, so it's worth shopping around.

Smaller wheel = harder to ballance, from what I've heard, so it's something to be aware of when purchasing.
 

Hilldodger

Über Member
Location
sunny Leicester
The first looks pretty good, though I've seen it somewhat cheaper at unicycling/performer equipment specialists, hundred and fifty quid cheaper, so it's worth shopping around.

Smaller wheel = harder to ballance, from what I've heard, so it's something to be aware of when purchasing.

They're good fun and we have several of them but you don't want to ride them very far and they're nothing like riding the real thing.
 

CopperBrompton

Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops
Location
London
I don't think I could justify £350-500 on a very occasional novelty, but I wonder whether the £120 one might stand up ok to a few days' use a year? At that sort of price, it is kind of tempting. :-)

Anyone tried it?
 

Bristol Dave

Active Member
Location
Bristol
I've had a hankering for one since I saw them on the 'Dave' channel (a group in cycle gear ride them round a dinning table at either end of advert breaks). However, like Ben, the price tag puts me off until my lottery win (this week, I'm sure!).

I feel that you would have to do it justice while riding by wearing a top hat and sporting an enormous mustache!

BD
 

TheDoctor

Europe Endless
Moderator
Location
Stevenage
I've ridden both of those.
The bigger wheel one is a tad more practical, I suppose, but a 36" wheel is still pretty small. You won't go all that fast.
Brilliant fun though.

If you check out when Cyclemagic are doing an event near you, they have a few pennies you can try.
Hilldodger of this parish is far too much of a gent to plug his gigs, so I'll do it for him.
 
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