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daguldol 07-09-2017 10:16 AM

Thoughts on using electric unicycles?
 
Hello! Anybody here using an electric unicycle? I was thinking of buying one, not because it looks cool but because it can be a mode of transpo. I saw a person riding an electric unicycle on the sidewalk with his backpack. Then I suddenly think that its possible for me to use e-uni when going to work. It would help me save.... well, that's what I thought. So now, I'm in search for a good brand or model of electric unicycle. I saw a list here but still can't decided which one to pick. The Inmotion V8 and Segway One S1 are my two choices. Any thoughts about it? Thanks.

freebeard 07-11-2017 12:36 AM

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hamsterpower 07-11-2017 08:34 AM

I'm all for the electrification of the automobile but in my opinion a bike is a better option to these last mile devices. (segway, hoverboards...) Why use electricity for under 12 miles/ 12 miles per hour? (the typical limit for these)

TexasElectric 07-11-2017 11:03 AM

daguldol

Having just finished building an electric bicycle. Some things to think about...

- Where will you store the batteries/controller/BMS? (more range = more batteries = more weight)
- What size motor are you looking at? (I built my eBike with a 1500w motor and the amount of torque that thing puts out would easily cause you to wreck on a unicycle 'all you'd have to do is sneeze and twitch the throttle')

What speeds would you like to travel at? For how many miles?

It's an interesting idea. :)

daguldol 07-13-2017 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by hamsterpower (Post 544913)
I'm all for the electrification of the automobile but in my opinion a bike is a better option to these last mile devices. (segway, hoverboards...) Why use electricity for under 12 miles/ 12 miles per hour? (the typical limit for these)

You have a point right there. Now that I think about it, the speed is not really that fast for a transportation. The problem with bike is that I get sweaty. Maybe I'll just go with an electric bike instead.

samwichse 07-13-2017 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by daguldol (Post 545033)
You have a point right there. Now that I think about it, the speed is not really that fast for a transportation. The problem with bike is that I get sweaty. Maybe I'll just go with an electric bike instead.

Honestly, if all you want is last mile, I'd do a small folding electric scooter, something like:

Carbon Fiber 6600mAh 5.5 inch Wheels Folding Electric Scooter -$459.99 Online Shopping| GearBest.com

Weighs 15 lbs, folds up nice and small, should easily travel 12 mi/hour for 10 miles. No where near as dangerous as the unicycles, but way more portable than a bicycle.

darcane 07-13-2017 03:12 PM

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Grant-53 07-13-2017 08:08 PM

Most days I can ride at 12 mph without sweat but it may warmer where you are.

freebeard 07-14-2017 12:22 AM

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The problem with bike is that I get sweaty.
So you have the bike already?

Fashion a tight-fitting aluminum skull cap and put aluminum fins on it. They substitute for the foam inside by being crushable. A large portion of heat loss is through the head. It's why people wear hats.

If you cool the back of your neck you will feel cooler, whether you sweat less or not.

Edit: Art Deco aluminum fins with speed holes.

daguldol 07-15-2017 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by samwichse (Post 545042)
Honestly, if all you want is last mile, I'd do a small folding electric scooter, something like:

Carbon Fiber 6600mAh 5.5 inch Wheels Folding Electric Scooter -$459.99 Online Shopping| GearBest.com

Weighs 15 lbs, folds up nice and small, should easily travel 12 mi/hour for 10 miles. No where near as dangerous as the unicycles, but way more portable than a bicycle.

Nice, thanks for that. Such a nice option :D


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