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Horex 1924 Einrad

Hubert Brosche restored this 1924 circus unicycle from 1924 fitted with a 350cc Horex Columbus engine.

A monowheel, or monocycle, is a one-wheeled vehicle, but there the similarity to a unicycle ends. The rider sits within the circumference of the wheel which is of large diameter and is driven by small wheels on the inside of the rim.

Think of a hamster wheel.

Most mono wheels are single-seaters, although two-seaters have been built where the riders sit on either side of the rotating rim.

In the late 19th century, the mono wheels were pedal driven, whereas most 20th century mono wheels are powered.

See also:

Dynosphere, 1932, the invention of Dr J H Purves. At least two were built.

Sources: Wikipedia.nl, et al.

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