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Old 08-17-07, 08:06 AM   #1
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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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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.

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The G-sport one will be able to when it comes out.
no, it wont
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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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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."
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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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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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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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