Taking sides and it's historical fiction.

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    I have some history with high wheelers. Back in the '70s and '80s I sold a few replica high wheelers that were 'ride-able replicas.'
    I don't recall the wheel size but I used to ride a sale's sample to lunch and you sit waaaay up there. Dismount was fun. Real men dismount forward over the front wheel.
    I also did work on a few original high wheelers, mostly mounting tires and truing wheels.
    The shop had some very old equipment for this purpose, including a giant truing stand. It's not really difficult, but then I was an experienced wheel builder.

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    King

    Added: Speaking of the circus, I used to build unicycle wheels for the big circus when they came through town. (Ringling Bros,Barnum-Bailey)
    I used 120 gauge spokes. (i.e. Huge) Did bunch of them.
     
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