mikesbytes wrote:How many K's will this unicycle be doing?
The enature of the way of using it is about two things other than distance:
First any eccentricity of the rings so that, as the rings are ratated, the chain tension will change. If I then set it so that there is good responsiveness to idling (ie rocking forward and back) then at some point in the rotation, whether or not I am idling, the tension on the chain is excessive by normal standards.
ANd second, even with perfectly setup and matched rings (imposible) I will still get quite a bit of extra tension as I idle.
The sort of riding that is done on a giraffe is mostly about idling and parades. However I have done quite a lot of real rides that range from a couple of kms to around 10km maximum. The last time I did a distance was around 6km broken into two segments. I then rode another four in the afternoon to get home.
Though I have never metered it, I reckon that I have covered anywhere between 100 and 200km but I can't be any more specific than that.