I only just saw this post - been a bit out of the loop with the forum. This is fantastic though - thanks for sharing, @jeff8v7! We have A3 laminating pouches at work (I think), so I might try and use those, and laminate myself a Mattel hoverboard fender!
Wanted a OneWheel since I saw the crowdfunding campaign and finally splashed out on one Jan 2016. Hoping to eventually get good enough to confidently ride with a camera set-up, for filming jobs.
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RE: DIY $5 removable OW fender
RE: Simple DIY handle/carry solution
Coincidentally, I was about to post my semi-improvised handles and ask if anyone else would want one (let me know if you object to me hijacking the thread and I'll create a new one).
I was too cheap to splash out on the nice ones that @thegreck has been crafting, so I butchered some roll bar straps. They're not pretty and it's a little fiddly at first to loop the straps through, but it's pretty sturdy and better than carrying it without a strap.
If anyone else is interested, I have a spare and I could make more. I'm based in the UK but I'll post them wherever, provided people are willing to pay international shipping. Let me know what everyone thinks would be a fair price for them?
RE: Any other UK riders? Ever had any problems with the police?
I've not been out for a few months, but generally I was only on footpaths or pavement. @Zen-Potatoes is correct, there's no such thing as Road Tax. I think it's an emissions tax which is why car owners pay it but not cyclists. It's as @Pogson6 says, certain types of drivers are just angry about sharing the road with anyone else and use the idea of paying road tax as a way to justify it.
RE: Lightweight Rig for Carrying the OW on Your Back
@thegreck Any news on this? It's been a while...
RE: I want a OneWheel and I live in the UK how do I get one ???
I got mine off eBay - it was new and boxed - I reckon the seller bought two at a discounted when he was in the states and brought the other one back to sell on. They still occasionally pop up there but I've not seen how much they go for. Buying it from an actual shop like @thehoff said would probably give you better peace of mind though. I've been wondering if there are any more UK riders - I'm up in York.
RE: Locking up OW
Hi @amyt2205 - yes, I did buy one but I've not used it yet; when I've been out on the OW it's usually just been to ride around for fun so I haven't been anywhere I've had to leave it unattended (I took it to the supermarket a while ago but just stuck it in the trolley.
@thegreck - that's a shame about that Amazon review. I think all locks are defeatable if the thief is a pro though, the other reviews I read for it said it was pretty decent.
The difference between a bike and a OW is that people don't immediately know how to ride off with a stolen OW and it'd be pretty awkward to run away carrying it, so hopefully that works in our favour...