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    4 and 5 speed cranksets

    The recent development in geared bottom bracket/crankset has been an encouraging sight to many folder fans, because it is a technology that would benefit us much more than other cyclists. The market's grown from one single supplier to four: Schlumpf (Speed-Drive), ATS (Schlumpf licensee), Nicolai (B-Boxx), and the big fish SRAM (HammerSchmidt). However, it is slightly disappointing that all these products are of two speed.

    A couple years ago someone posted a video of a 5-speed Strida mod based on the Shimano FM-5 geared BB. Wondering why we haven't heard more about it since, I dug around a little bit and found the following:



    So it can be done. Let's hope that the market's renewed interest in geared BB can convince Shimano and Bridgestone to revive and modernize these ingenious systems, or at least license them to someone else.

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    that would be a great solution for folders
    Dual drive Mezzo (GOLD), Dual Drive Mezzo with bullbars (black), White Brompton thingy with Dahon Androes stem and bull bars. Birdie (old sytle) 7 speed. Downtube NS8. Birdie red.

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