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    Gone, but not forgotten Sheldon Brown's Avatar
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    Sheldon's Latest Madness...


    Sheldon "Why Be Normal?" Brown

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    False advertising!!! That's a three speed!!!

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    nope, it's fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    nope, it's fixed.
    also, sheldon, looking at that thing hurts my brain.

    nice work!

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    Yeah, just saw that. But it is a three speed fixed...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.org/gunnar/p...nnar-asc16.htm

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    why left side drive? just for the insanity of it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msngr
    why left side drive? just for the insanity of it all?
    Yep. Myahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    Yeah, just saw that. But it is a three speed fixed...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.org/gunnar/p...nnar-asc16.htm
    if you can't coast it's fixed, right?

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    And I thought I was weird!!! You covered it all! Left hand drive, ridiculously big chain ring, light weight frame with a ton of hanging accessories, goofy handlebars, and to top it all off - (the pièce de résistance) FENDERS! sacré bleu!

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    Sheldon, I justwannamakeonethingperfectlyclear; you rule!

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    That's awesome. The style nazis in another forum I know of will go apoplectic when they spot this, might even drink the koolaid due to all the signs that the end of world is nigh, all on one bike; saddlebag, biopace ring, up-slanty stem, mudguards. You are indeed mad!

    I love it.
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    Mr. Brown

    Off the topic but I would like to thank you for introducing me to the fixed world. You have provided some much information to the cycling community.

    Once again another amazing creation by Sheldon Brown

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    Sheldon, that thing is definitely weird, but hey, I can dig it. I find myself saying "Hey, why not?" as I look at each feature. And, at the very least, I can point to your bike as being way more oddball than mine when my Steamroller (with a carbon fork!) hits the streets. You guys are gonna love/hate it.

    By the way, when do you work over at Harris, Sheldon? I stopped by a few weeks ago to get some stuff for my IRO and I don't think you were in, although I was there during the hours when you say you're typically there. I think I'll probably be coming back over there in a few weeks to get some goodies (aero levers, freewheel, etc.) for the Steamroller.

    [Edit: Man that hub is (still!) so cool. I'm geeking out on it. Ok, enough gawking. Back to verk.]
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    - i like it, but i'm not sure it's my size...

    :-)

    - btw, i saw a Sturmey- Archer equipped cyclemobile (Raleigh) for sale this morning at the Salvation Army on 66th St. here in Pineapple Junction... components, shifter looked as good as SB's new ride, but were most likely at least 20 years younger!

    - the price tag was $37.95 (overpriced, IMO, as the tires didn't hold air)...

    :-)

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    sheldon I thank you as well for introducing me to fixed riding.

    nice... I think. I guess it will depend on my mood.

    Left hand drive sort of reminds me of an idea I once had — is there any benefit to having a dual drive bike? I mean, I could set up the chainline ok on both sides using identical drive-side cranks, etc., jb weld the cog on the left side (or something) but is there any benefit to this except satisfying curiosity?
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    Too much Q. IOW, your feet will be too far apart. That would eliminate a torsional stress, but that's not a big deal. Something I'd like to see is an internal hub wedded to a typical bike with front and rear derailleurs. You could have a gear for climbing at 2 mph, and
    another drafting a semi at 70
    Imagine a bike with 210 gears

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    Nice work Sheldon, very impressive.

    This raises two questions for me:

    1) Are your pedals now opposite-threaded? ie LH thread on right, RH thread on left.

    2) What happens if you're barrelling along in high gear and you accidentally knock the shift lever into
    a lower gear? Does it only shift under light load? Or destroy the hub? Or the rider?

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    sheldon I thank you as well for introducing me to fixed riding.
    Secon-... errr... Thirded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by late
    Something I'd like to see is an internal hub wedded to a typical bike with front and rear derailleurs. You could have a gear for climbing at 2 mph, and
    another drafting a semi at 70
    Imagine a bike with 210 gears
    Sheldon's already ontop of that one. 63 speeds.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.org/otb.html

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    I am not surprised. He is really something.

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    Please explain the front spoke count...

    And good point on the pedal threading - isn't it now reverse-standard?

    And the tires don't match, must be intentional to keep with the "strange" motif.

    It's almost like he works at a bike shop or something!
    THREAD KILLER

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    {this bike kicks ass**

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    Truly the mad genius of fixed gear...

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    ive always wanted one of those archey-sturmer thingys....

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