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Old 7th August 2008, 15:32   #16
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Ram,

I din't know, there is soo much history behind the Augusta unicycle, thanks for lettings us know.
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Old 7th August 2008, 17:28   #17
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The only thing that constantly bugs me is that how did this Mr Bandini manage to take a turn in this contraption??Forget about 90 degree turns,even a 120 degree would be pretty risky affair IMO.
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Unicycles/Unimorotcycles - You buy these once you figure out that motorbikes don't really get ya the chicks?
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Unicycles/Unimorotcycles - You buy these once you figure out that motorbikes don't really get ya the chicks?
Where would the chicks fit on this err...contraption with the second wheel on the wrong side?
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Where would the chicks fit on this err...contraption with the second wheel on the wrong side?
Interesting history Ram; sad though.

susan, they hug and sit. Hope you get the idea
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Old 7th August 2008, 18:53   #21
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And if you thought, the motor-unicycle was hard to handle, think of the motor-monowheel.

In a motor-unicycle, the rider sits above the wheel, whereas in a motor-monowheel the rider sits inside the wheel! This configuration is also called a motor-monocycle ( mo-monoke?)

This is the 2006 Red Max by David M. Southall
The wheel is a 5-foot diameter hoop cut from 2-inch steel tubing.

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The engine is a Chinese 90 cc four stroke Loncin engine with electric start, and producing output through a centrifugal clutch, like a Kinetic moped.

The tire on the outer wheel was fabricated by cutting up and pop riveting three 24-inch mountain bike tires. It has a cable-operated disc brake which must be used with extreme caution. Getting the wheel locked to the body suddenly can cause the rider to start gerbilling (going round and round in the wheel like a gerbil)

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Wow this Augusta Unicycle is one beautiful piece of machinery. Looks brilliant. I wish I could buy one for my living room as a corner piece...
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The only thing that constantly bugs me is that how did this Mr Bandini manage to take a turn in this contraption??Forget about 90 degree turns,even a 120 degree would be pretty risky affair IMO.
unicycles can take 360 turn staying in the same place, all you need to control is motion. and that's a lot of control.
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unicycles can take 360 turn staying in the same place, all you need to control is motion. and that's a lot of control.
Am talking about turning when in motion my friend,not while remaining static!
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Thats one half of a bike! Very interesting find Ram - although I admit I dont know at this stage what to make if it!
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this one is too brave an effort.
hats off to the guy who conceptualized it.
Wonder how stable and controllable will it be.
the segwaybike is awesome too
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Am talking about turning when in motion my friend,not while remaining static!
haven't you been to any circus? what I mentioned was the extreme of their skills. normal turning is normal for them.
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It's a one-axle vehicle, period.
Okay I get it.

What would this be?
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Two Live axles.

Mo-bike?


Coming back to topic, the UNO looks to be a derivative of the segway concept, only instead of standing on it, this allows the rider to sit.

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haven't you been to any circus? what I mentioned was the extreme of their skills. normal turning is normal for them.
As far as I understand,normal turning is normal for everybody (except a few maybe)!!
The point I wanted to make was that while riding this particular bike,how did the rider manage to negotiate a turn?! If I understand correctly,1954 MV Augusta 60 cc Monomoto Superleggera bike was never used by anybody from the circus .
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Coming back to topic, the UNO looks to be a derivative of the segway concept, only instead of standing on it, this allows the rider to sit.
well, segway has microprocessor controlled balancing system. fool proof. only the president can manage to fall from it

On the other hand, this one requires a lot of balancing poer, the person is doing a wheelie all the time.

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! If I understand correctly,1954 MV Augusta 60 cc Monomoto Superleggera bike was never used by anybody from the circus .
considering he was riding a motorized unicycle, he would easily have qualified for a circus.
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