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    Senior Member jstewse's Avatar
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    Left-side drive!

    Stumbled across this http://cgi.ebay.com/Trek-Road-Bike-/...item4aa82d0a73
    Makes you wonder..
    Although it's probably just a flipped image.

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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    Web cams do that, so as not to confuse the user.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    graphics are reversed - look closer
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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Oh, very clever. The guy obviously photographed the wrong side of the bike, and rather than re-shoot it he just flipped the picture.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    ? how do you figure he photographed it wrong? he has the drive side showing...
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    I've kinda been mulling over flipping my fixed gear...
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    That would be weird. Functionally I don't imagine there would be any difference, just weird.

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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by marley mission View Post
    ? how do you figure he photographed it wrong? he has the drive side showing...
    Dang if you see right through my little charade.

    (I was being silly.)

    On the other hand, it adds new meaning to the term "flipping".
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Web cams do that, so as not to confuse the user.
    So what he should've done is put his webcam in front of a mirror and taken a photo of the reflection of his bike... sort of like the cell phone in the bathroom shot.
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    I did that with a fixed gear once. It was a one piece BB that I got an adapter to make it a three piece. Unfortunately I wasn't paying attention and installed the adapter backwards, then immediately stripped the bolts that hold it in place. This meant that the BB had to be put in backwards and thus the crank and wheel had to be backwards. It was fine for a fixed gear and I got a few questions about it, but most people didn't notice.

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    How about dual drive sides and dually fixed gear!

    I bet you could fool a few naive people by saying that you get to actually use both legs to pedal vs the traditional type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
    I've kinda been mulling over flipping my fixed gear...
    if the chainring clears the left-side chainstay, go for it. All the cool kids were doing it, ca2002. you might run into issues with keeping the pedals tight, unless you run 1/2 of a tandem crankset...

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    Left side drive bikes exist...I think its more prevelant with the BMX crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    you might run into issues with keeping the pedals tight, unless you run 1/2 of a tandem crankset...

    -rob
    Everything will stay tight as if it were right side drive...
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    I'm surprised that with a $92 bid, the reserve was not met.

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    So Pcad is selling his Trek?

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    BMX (trick) guys to this all the time so they can "grind" on the other side.

    Nothing new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    BMX (trick) guys to this all the time so they can "grind" on the other side.

    Nothing new.
    sure, but they need to get the right hub, driver, and cranks.

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    this thing is almost as rare as a Ferrari Red '81 Bianchi NouvO Alloro (not those trashy NouvA Alloros LOL) I bet it sell for close to 10K LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    Everything will stay tight as if it were right side drive...
    it might, but the reason your left-side crankarm is reverse threaded is to prevent the natural pedaling forces from untightening your pedal. If you switch your normal-guy rightside crank to the left side, the pedal will still be standard threaded, and (theoretically) this could loosen the pedal as you turn the cranks. Should take a good, long time if your pedals are spinning nicely. OF course, this would hold true for the other side, as well. I reckon someone will try to call BS, but there's got to be some reason why left crank arms are reverse-threaded, and most ppl agree that this is why.

    -rob

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    I'm more impressed by the base molding than I am with the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    it might, but the reason your left-side crankarm is reverse threaded is to prevent the natural pedaling forces from untightening your pedal. If you switch your normal-guy rightside crank to the left side, the pedal will still be standard threaded, and (theoretically) this could loosen the pedal as you turn the cranks. Should take a good, long time if your pedals are spinning nicely. OF course, this would hold true for the other side, as well. I reckon someone will try to call BS, but there's got to be some reason why left crank arms are reverse-threaded, and most ppl agree that this is why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    if Ben Franklin and Grahm Bell had listened to people like you we would be sitting here in the dark surfing stone tablets
    Modern technology = locktight.
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    It's French. If the BB hasn't unwound itself by now, I think I'll be okay with backward pedals...
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