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Old 06-18-09, 12:25 PM   #1
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It was only a matter of time...

I knew that as soon as I opened my mouth about the Hammerschmidt Singlespeed idea I had...someone would build one for me to envy. July's MBAction has a 29er that some dude built as a singlespeed with Hammerschmidt...offering a 2speed SS.
I can't post screen shots until I get home, but the frame is pretty PIMP for an XC sled. Twin top tubes with cable routing and a little X-brace to screw your CO2 canister into so you don't need to keep it in a pack.

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i saw this and about peed a little. the jealousy was overwhelming haha
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Here you go Thanks, Zinio . . . shhhhhh!:

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Exactly where I got it!
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Saving you the copyright violation ignominy .
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I have that issue - don't find the bike attractive at all. The fork just seems so large compared to the rest of the frame. The idea is great, just, the frame design? naa.
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Who cares if it shreds? My fugly little crapper with the ugly duckling fork is fun.
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Who cares if it shreds? My fugly little crapper with the ugly duckling fork is fun.
I sense envy...
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They had another "singlespeed" with the HS in a recent dirtrag. The most recent hand-built bike show one.

Really, though, ppl have had this idea since they were running schlumpf 2 speeds with a SS rear end.

To me, it's not really a singlespeed, and there's no way i'm even trying to mess with the HS system until it's been out a few years. It's based on the howwitzer BB spindle, which was always a dog. It's a truvativ crank, which are often dogs. It's planetary gears, which rarely stand up to sustained use under load. Maybe I'm worng--and i hope I am-- but i suspect these things'll have major teething issues.

So, really, as a guy who openly professes his envy where applicable, I don't want anything to do with the bike pictured above, with the noisy dropouts, unproven crankthing, and weird shifter placement. Of all the bikes I own right now, i wouldn't trade any of 'em for that thing.

SSs should be practical. That thing appears, to my eye, to be a finicky $lu+

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What could you call it?

Planetary 2 speed?
Internal 2 speed?
1x1x2?
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Just call it a "sleeper".
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What could you call it?

a POS
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I think it's a thing of beauty, RICO.

If you could take this design and apply it to a Banshee Scirocco with a PIKE and have a 2-speed planetary light/tough bike...what's to hate?
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It would have to grow on me brotha, I'll give it some time. lol
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I can see why some would hate it. Sit'n'spin'ers, people who climb 5000ft on a ride...us Kansas weenies would do well widdit though.
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What could you call it?

Planetary 2 speed?
Internal 2 speed?
1x1x2?
Xingle Xpeed
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When it comes right down to it, I think something simple like the Envy Double-e2 will probably be my Hammerschmidt.
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