I have a friend who loves to ride but he was recently involved in an accident. While he can move aout reasonably well (after a long rehab peroid)....he is in such a state that he can ride a bike IF the front sprockets are on the opposite side where they are now (i.e. instead of the front chainsings being on the right side of the bike when seated they be switched to the left side when seated)...My question is twofold...on a cotterless crank system is it possible to put the front chain rings on the opposite side (by reversing the bottom bracket components) and secondly is it possible to use and internal geared hub on the opposite side by modifying it?...Also, can the
internal gear hub be welded up NOT to freewheel (my friend loves to ride fixed gear bikes) yet still shift? (has to be able to shift because since the accident he does not have near the strength he did before...needs gearing for hills)... I figured an internal geared hub setup would be easier to modify to be used on the opposite side in a fixed (non freewheeling) configuation than getting a welded up sprocket set to work with a deraileur mounted on the "wrong" side.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.