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    flip flop freecoaster hub?

    I'm looking for a flip-flop freecoaster hub. Does such a thing exist anywhere? I want to build up a dual drivetrain bike with a freecoaster on the left side and a regular freewheel on the right side. It would be like a coasting fixed gear.

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    No, that does not exist. A design such as that is impossible.
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    That's the dumbest idea ever.

    They don't make flipflop free coaster hubs.

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    what I want to do might be dumb, but a flip flop freecoaster isn't that absurd. flip flop hubs and freecoasters both exist.

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    So do crocodiles and puppy dogs.
    But you can't mix them into one croco-puppy dog.

    Even if you could manage to make a hub with freewheel on one side & freecoaster on the other, the amount of slack found (and needed) in a freecoaster to make it work would drive you nuts trying to ride as a "fixie that can coast"
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    yeah, well that's biological. They have a phones combined with mp3 players and cameras. anyway, I just wanted to know if it existed. I know it's stupid.

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    Better idea: Take a two-or-three speed rear hub and replace the smallest cog(s) with a smooth plastic ring. Works great for my friend Mike over at Specialized when he wants to go backwards and doesn't have his BMX bike.

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    Well, obviously we know a FF freecoaster doesn't exist. However it might be possible to find a freecoaster hub that can switch drive sides. But I couldn't tell you where to find one haha.
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    The G-sport one will be able to when it comes out.
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    If it ever comes out...
    I'm still waiting on my Plegs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deconstruction View Post
    Well, obviously we know a FF freecoaster doesn't exist. However it might be possible to find a freecoaster hub that can switch drive sides.
    no, thats impossible.

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder View Post
    The G-sport one will be able to when it comes out.
    no, it wont

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    Quote Originally Posted by reebzor View Post
    no, thats impossible.
    I'm trying to picture how it could be done...

    Couldn't you make like a reverse threaded clutch, and the hub comes with two, allowing it to be switched from RHD to LHD?

    Just a thought...

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    It would need soo much maintaining
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    Quote Originally Posted by reebzor View Post
    no, thats impossible.



    no, it wont
    Yes actually, it will...

    EDIT: Read this thread idiot... http://www.bikeguide.org/forums/showthread.php?t=119457

    Posted by G-sport George himself... "As I said, this is like a simple version of the hub to help with the patent process. What you see in the pictures is a pared down version of the actual hub to make it simple to explain the operation of the clutch and make the patent strong. The production version has quite a few more parts and operates in a slightly more complex way.

    Yes, as the patent states, left and right hand drive are available in the same hub simply by assembling the same parts in a different orientation.

    Spring-drag and slack are both adjustable too obviously."
    Last edited by FuzzyRyder; 08-21-07 at 12:25 AM.
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    Disassembling the hub and rotating internals is not at all the same thing as riding a flip-flop hub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
    Disassembling the hub and rotating internals is not at all the same thing as riding a flip-flop hub...
    True, but it's similar.

    In other news, my friend got a KHE Reverse, and broke it his first day of riding. Basically it wouldn't engage consistantly. Sometimes with 1/4 of a crank, and sometimes 3 full cranks. I think the spring pin was broken. Bummers. He sent it back to Albes and they are fixing it for him and sending it back.

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    My friend's driver broke on his Reverse. Now he is rocking a Profile hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
    Disassembling the hub and rotating internals is not at all the same thing as riding a flip-flop hub...
    That dosen't matter, it can still swap out to left or right hand drive in the same hub.
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