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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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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Who cares if it shreds? My fugly little crapper with the ugly duckling fork is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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+

    just my$.02
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    2speed SS
    This hurts my brain.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    What could you call it?

    Planetary 2 speed?
    Internal 2 speed?
    1x1x2?

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    Twinglespeed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Twinglespeed?
    Just call it a "sleeper".

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    What could you call it?

    Planetary 2 speed?
    Internal 2 speed?
    1x1x2?
    Xingle Xpeed
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    Like clever mice, if there is a any crevice to exploit, a chain will find room to jump and derail; you can count on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pocko View Post
    Xingle Xpeed




    They don't make a smiley for how hard I laughed at that one!

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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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