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This video was from my very first day on the trail with my new 26er geared uni! First two minutes is a brief tutorial on crank and shift button installation for the Schlumpf hub, which cost $1,740!

Second half shows me shifting (up close) while riding, downshifting for hills, *and* a mtber with my gopro on his helmet following me as I ride...As I kick into high gear, I pull away FAST! And listen to his comments, haha! Cool

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0hIM_c0OU]‪Unicycle Tutorial: Schlumpf Geared Uni!‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Over 50 and not '2' tired
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Very interesting! $1740 just for the hub -- wow. Guess we all have our expensive toys! Happy riding!
Yeah, new technology always costs a lot, especially when it's targeted to such a tiny niche market like unicycling. Tons of money went in to R&D as well, so they have to recoup that. The first cell phone weighed two pounds and had a price tag of $3,999!
 

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Btw, it's a huge step up to go from 1:1 to 1:1:5, especially o a uicycle! That's a 50% jump and makes a 26er an effective 39er! But as long as I'm going anywhere from 3-8mph, shifting up is pretty smooth in that there is no sudden "jolt". Just the sensation of a much bigger, heavier wheel that is rotating 50% faster than you are pedaling.

So you just have to be prepared for the shift, otherwise the wheel gets ahead of you and you go off the back! But I'm relatively used to it now and can even climb moderate hills in high gear, as well as work my way through semi-technical sections in high
 
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