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Tony Melton

Hometown: Auckland, NZ

Age on Tour: 35

Occupation: www.unicycle.co.nz

Pre-occupation: plotting my next unicycle upgrade

Years Unicycling: 21

I’m going on tour because: Its too good an opportunity to miss! I’m looking forward to riding over high altitude mountain passes, spectacular scenery, good times and good peeps.

I’m world famous for: my very colourful tyre on my freestyle unicycle.

People don’t know this about me: I brew my own beer

The thing I’m most keen on doing in China is… unitouring

Ni hui jiang jongwen ma? Ich weiss nicht

How many push-ups do you do before bedtime? waaaay too many

UNICYCLE

Either a Nimbus Impulse 36″ or Schlumpf 36″ depending on when my broken Schlumpf hub is fixed and returned to me!

Frame: Nimbus Impulse/Original aluminium Schlumpf 36″

Rim: Drilled Stealth/Stealth 2

Spokes: 14g

Hub: Nimbus Disc/First generation Schlumpf

Cranks: 114mm/140mm

Pedals: Wellgo Magnesium

Seat: 09 KH Fusion Freeride

Brakes: disc/Magura

Handles: Nimbus Shadow/KH T-bar

Cycle Computer: el cheapo

Best thing about my unicycle: My Nimbus Impulse is brand spanking new!

Worst thing about my unicycle: lugging it around when not riding it

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