Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-18-10, 12:10 PM   #1
Binxsy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binxsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: South Central Minnesota
Bikes: 79 Peugeot UO8, 89 Peugeot Triathlon, 170$ Possibly a Raliegh Cross bike that I can kick your ass on...
Posts: 458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2 speed bike...

I have though about doing this a couple times, anyone else done something like this?

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...798277787.html


If you click through this guys photobucket album you eventually get to a schwinn with a full sante group which is for sale.

Last edited by Binxsy; 06-18-10 at 12:14 PM.
Binxsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 12:14 PM   #2
Zaphod Beeblebrox 
PanGalacticGargleBlaster
 
Zaphod Beeblebrox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Smugglers Notch, Vermont
Bikes: Upright and Recumbent....too many to list, mostly Vintage.
Posts: 7,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
I've got a 3 speed (external cogs, not IGH) waiting for a proper derailleur right now.

Its cool but you really don't get anything out of it...not even much weight savings.
__________________
--Don't Panic.
Zaphod Beeblebrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 12:27 PM   #3
EjustE
sultan of schwinn
 
EjustE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Bikes:
Posts: 3,594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That looks like a half-rear end build to me... He probably could not pull the large chain ring off the crankset, so he decided to run it this way (and leave the dead shifter on the frame as well).
EjustE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 01:06 PM   #4
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,976
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
If I was going to disable one derailleur, I would rather disable the front. The RD gives you a lot more flexibility on gearing/hills/etc.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 01:11 PM   #5
soonerbills
soonerbills
 
soonerbills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Okieland
Bikes: 25 at last count. One day I'll make a list
Posts: 935
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't get it. Seems like a exercise in futility.
soonerbills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 01:23 PM   #6
squirtdad
Senior Member
 
squirtdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
Bikes: '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
Posts: 4,147
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
If I was going to disable one derailleur, I would rather disable the front. The RD gives you a lot more flexibility on gearing/hills/etc.
+1 and a cleaner look
__________________
'82 Nishiski commuter/utility
'83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
'89 Miyata 1400
Soma rush Fixie
06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
Electra cruiser (wife's bike)
squirtdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 01:31 PM   #7
Binxsy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binxsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: South Central Minnesota
Bikes: 79 Peugeot UO8, 89 Peugeot Triathlon, 170$ Possibly a Raliegh Cross bike that I can kick your ass on...
Posts: 458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah I would defiantly agree with the just using a RD. My 69 suburban was like that...
Binxsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 03:20 PM   #8
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
Posts: 7,350
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
I guess someone had to try it. Just think how much we all learned, thanks to his, or her, expression of creativity.
randyjawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 03:37 PM   #9
jtgotsjets
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: Miele Azsora, Kuwahara Cascade
Posts: 1,749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can see it working with a compact double maybe. Ten tooth difference isn't enough--ie. it is a change in gearing meant to me used in conjunction with your rear gear range as well.
jtgotsjets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 04:00 PM   #10
mickey85
perpetually frazzled
 
mickey85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Linton, IN
Bikes: 1977 Bridgestone Kabuki Super Speed; 1979 Raleigh Professional; 1983 Raleigh Rapide mixte; 1974 Peugeot UO-8; 1993 Univega Activa Trail; 1972 Raleigh Sports; 1967 Phillips; 1981 Schwinn World Tourist; 1976 Schwinn LeTour mixte; 1964 Western Flyer
Posts: 2,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Seems like a waste of time. Again, if I was going with this, I'd probably do it the other way around (you know, like every company that made a five speed bicycle did back in the day). Another thing you could do is find a kick back hub and eliminate derailers completely. You'd have two gears, and built into a set of light alloy rims, you could probably make some serious tracks with it. Not sure about cog interchangeability though.
mickey85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-10, 11:50 PM   #11
frpax
Steel is real, baby!
 
frpax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tempe, AZ
Bikes: 1987 Basso Gap; 1987 Specialized Sirrus; 1990 Miyata 721A
Posts: 2,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Before I acquired my Sirrus, the guy that I got it from ran it as a two speed. He had a Paul's chain tensioner in lieu of a rear derailleur. I thought it was a pretty slick set up, myself... I wouldn't mind putting together a commuter with a similar setup.
frpax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-10, 12:10 AM   #12
ScottNotBombs
Senior Member
 
ScottNotBombs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Joliet, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I wanted a 2 speed, I would do a retro-direct drive... It's a lot more work, but that's part of the fun, right?
ScottNotBombs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-10, 04:36 AM   #13
wahoonc
Senior Member
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the road-USA
Bikes: Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
Posts: 16,687
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
If I were going two speed it would have to be a kickback hub...

Aaron
__________________
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
_Nicodemus

"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
_krazygluon
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-10, 04:40 AM   #14
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
Posts: 7,350
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
OK, how about an original Two Speed that I found a few weeks ago...

Victoria made in Victoriaville, with a two speed Strumey Archer shifter and rear hub. The bike is a hoot to ride even though I do prefer vintage road bicycles.

Victoria_2SPD_Ful .jpg Victoria_2SPD_Ful .jpg
randyjawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-10, 10:24 AM   #15
Grand Bois
Senior Member
 
Grand Bois's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pinole, CA, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 16,693
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
He's obviously using the rear derailer as a chain tensioner. He can shift to the small ring for hills. It makes the bike more versatile than a single speed.
Grand Bois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-10, 11:30 AM   #16
prettyshady
12345
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: south france
Bikes:
Posts: 1,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bt off topic but I saw a two speed bike for sale, where the rider had to get off the bike and twist a big plastic thing on the hub to change gears. Twist left for low gear and right for the high gear.

I have yet to see another bike like it. I'm geussing the bike was built in the 1970's, and was a compact bike to fit on the back of a boat.
prettyshady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-10, 12:20 PM   #17
Glennfordx4 
Holy Spokes it's Batsman!
 
Glennfordx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Jersey
Bikes: Too many Bicycles to list
Posts: 1,691
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I stumbled across this set up looking for stuff for my Dawes build, it's pretty cool but a bit pricey IMO. You could make a four or six speed out of it easy enough
Glenn
http://cgi.ebay.com/SUNTOUR-FREEWHEE...item2a07825bb5
Glennfordx4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 PM.