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    New SRAM 3sp kick back hub!

    Spotted on Bikerumor this AM:

    Amongst all of the high zoot show bikes of NAHBS, SRAM had something new that was decidedly not as sexy, but still very important. Bolted onto the back end of a World Bicycle Relief Buffalo bike, SRAM was showing prototypes of their new 3 speed kick back hub.



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    I really like the idea of the WBR hub PTO gear on the NDS. Hook it up to an alternator and an online batter with an inverter and you have a perfect emergency power generator. Thinking back to situations like the rigged-together bike generators seen after Sandy.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    3 Speed kickback with the coaster brake?!?! DROOL! this is something I'd put on my Tern Uno and keep it clean looking!

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    I love that the African version will come with a corn shucker. It just might change some lives there.

    "Can your bike shuck corn? Equipped with a PTO cog on the non-drive side and a rear wheel stand to lift the back off the ground, all of a sudden the bike is a different kind of machine. Obviously equipped with a corn shucker here, but as you can imagine the possibilities are huge. Water pump? Grain mill? Sharpening stone? If you can hook a chain to it and make it run, there is potential."

    By the way, I wonder if Sturmey Archer would also release the 3 speed kickback hub that they make for Strida Evo as a standalone product.

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    Zero interest in a kickback/coaster. I test rode one of those Torkers that came with a 2spd kickback/coaster. PITA. Even though this drops into 1st it would still get old to me quick.

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    By the way, I wonder if Sturmey Archer would also release the 3 speed kickback hub that they make for Strida Evo as a standalone product.
    as both companies are manufacturing on the same Island , I wouldn't be surprised .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    as both companies are manufacturing on the same Island , I wouldn't be surprised .
    with 39,376 posts, they can't all be winners...


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    Sram moved the Sachs Machinery to Taiwan when they bought them out . nobody told you the bike industry is mostly over there?

    Sturmey Archer's Machines may have been replaced , if they were all decades old , for computer operated CAD-CAM gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Sram moved the Sachs Machinery to Taiwan when they bought them out . nobody told you the bike industry is mostly over there?

    Sturmey Archer's Machines may have been replaced , if they were all decades old , for computer operated CAD-CAM gear.
    yes, i know all that, but what does having factories located on the same plot of land have to do with anything?

    i'm just teasing you anyway. you know i love you, gramps.

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    Analogy .. its so much easier to copy the other kid's test answers if you sit next to them in class..

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    I like this; I have a surly 1 x 1 frame lying around that I've been thinking of building up and this would be a fun way to do it.

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