Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-08, 02:02 PM   #1
rankin116
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rankin116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ChapelBorro NC
Bikes:
Posts: 4,011
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
HammerSchmidt?

Anyone read this article?

http://cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=t...mmerschmidti08
rankin116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 03:08 PM   #2
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I read others, last week. Nothing new really. Almost a ringer for the Schlumpf Innovations Mountain Drive; although it uses the nice touch of ISCG anti-rotation instead of the teeth or anchor-arm of the Schlumpf.

Not detracting from them - - I love derailleur-less innovations and find the possibilities exciting. I did read rumors that SRAM developed it in conjuction with 'an unnamed German concern,' which I wonder may have been Schlumpf after all? Hmmmm . . . .
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 06:14 PM   #3
rankin116
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rankin116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ChapelBorro NC
Bikes:
Posts: 4,011
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
That's interesting. This is all news to me, so I thought it was a pretty cool idea. This has been done before though?

Do you think with the SRAM name this might be able to become more of an OE spec?
rankin116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 06:22 PM   #4
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
That's interesting. This is all news to me, so I thought it was a pretty cool idea. This has been done before though?

Do you think with the SRAM name this might be able to become more of an OE spec?
Yeah, as dMinor noted, Schlumpf has had this for a while, but it's been expensive. I think of it as neat but not sure I'd dish out the money for this over a traditional setup, but then again I am a XC guy so can't really benefit from a hidden-double-on-a-chain-guide rig.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/schlumpf.html
__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 06:24 PM   #5
jcook1989
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Luis Obispo/San Diego
Bikes: Norco Rampage
Posts: 223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Might become OE spec on high end bikes. The thing is expensive. Costs more then a good crankset, front derailer, front shifter, and a chain guide. Pretty trick though. In my opinion not really worth the cost.
jcook1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 07:03 PM   #6
ed 
.
 
ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
Bikes: Hecklah
Posts: 10,937
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I'd run that thing with a single cog in the rear.

A two-speed singlespeed!!
ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 09:12 PM   #7
DirtPedalerB
unofficial roadie
 
DirtPedalerB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Out in the woods you see
Bikes: 2004 Marin bobcat trail, 2006 trek fuel ex7, 2007 iron horse road bike
Posts: 1,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just got my BIKE magazine and there is an ad for those on every other page. Also an article on pisgah that I shall read later.
DirtPedalerB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-08, 09:31 PM   #8
TheFlip
Senior Member
 
TheFlip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Bikes: 70s Motobecane and '06 Enduro (and a kickass little pink and purple schwinn)
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^I already read the whole issue it's pretty awesome, now I really need to get out to pisgah.

They look really interesting and I may just have to get them to replace my stylos, or I could save that money for a new session 88.
TheFlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-08, 10:14 PM   #9
Dr.L'Ling
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, that is clever! I'm studying to be a mechanical engineer... and lucky me. SRAM headquarters is Chicago! Man would I love to work for them...
Dr.L'Ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 10:27 AM   #10
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A couple of friends tried it at Crankworx last week...they said it was awesome. And one of them is a gear ***** so he'll have it on his bike for next year.
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 10:36 AM   #11
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
At around $600 for either the SRAM or the Schlumf, I think I'd be hard-pressed to spend money like that to get rid of a front derailleur. I think I'd just go to an Envy Double-E2 if I wanted a second ring on my DH/FR rig.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 01:41 PM   #12
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dminor View Post
At around $600 for either the SRAM or the Schlumf, I think I'd be hard-pressed to spend money like that to get rid of a front derailleur. I think I'd just go to an Envy Double-E2 if I wanted a second ring on my DH/FR rig.
I agree. For that matter, for $600 I could see myself getting some single-speed city bike for fast commuting.
__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-08, 01:58 PM   #13
ed 
.
 
ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
Bikes: Hecklah
Posts: 10,937
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dminor View Post
At around $600 for either the SRAM or the Schlumf, I think I'd be hard-pressed to spend money like that to get rid of a front derailleur. I think I'd just go to an Envy Double-E2 if I wanted a second ring on my DH/FR rig.
Yah, but for a sissy Kansas girl like myself...it would be a way to have the simplicity of a killa SS with a cheater for climbing.
ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-09, 11:35 AM   #14
NormanF
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Sure... but if you're going to shell out that kind of money, its better to get a Rohloff IGH. Expensive but well made with 14 speeds!
NormanF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-09, 09:36 PM   #15
ed 
.
 
ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
Bikes: Hecklah
Posts: 10,937
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Ahhhh...Rohloff...drool.
ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 AM.