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Dan Burkhart 07-09-14 08:26 PM

And now, for something just a little bit different
 
How about a 4 speed bike with no shifters or cables. I did it by pairing a Sclumpf speed drive with a Sturmey Archer S2C hub.
The gear inch range is kind of high with a 17 tooth cog and a 27 tooth chain ring. Changing to a 21 tooth cog will put the gear inch range at about 32 to 73 which should be just about right.


JanMM 07-09-14 08:52 PM

How will the cable and shifter companies survive?

Very interesting.

dynaryder 07-10-14 05:18 PM

Interesting,but those are some big jumps between the 'gears'.

Brennan 07-10-14 05:28 PM

Cool!

Dan Burkhart 07-11-14 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16927057)
Interesting,but those are some big jumps between the 'gears'.

Yes, but they are all useful gears for a street machine where some grades may be encountered. It's certainly not for the performance rider that has to keep the cadence constant.
for my purposes, I think it's going to be great.


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