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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    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.

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    How will the cable and shifter companies survive?

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

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    Cool!

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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    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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