Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: the Low countries
Bikes: 1980 Koga Miyata Gents Touring; 1980 Koga Miyata Gents Racer; 1980 Koga Miyata Roadspeed; and aiming for the rest of that year's brochure
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Friiik, or a derailleur bike with a chain guard
The Dutch bicycle factory Gazelle has had it engineers look at the derailleur. And they decided the split the chain tensioner and the gear changer for once. And suddenly it has become possible to have an all weather bike with a derailleur and a full chain guard.
Apart from that, the rear wheel it is only mounted on the bike at the drive side.
Mind you, the bike itself is a bog standard Dutch city bike, so it is far too heavy, and has the wrong brakes. Apart from that, it is 100 euro more expensive than the same bike with an IGH.
But what do you think? Could we have witnessed here what the future will bring for commuters? Are nine or ten gears enough?
Last edited by ijsbrand; 03-03-12 at 08:48 AM.