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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-14-05, 07:23 AM   #1
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$315 might get you a second gear

http://cgi.ebay.com/STURMEY-ARCHER-2...QQcmdZViewItem
I'm sure I'd not pay that much for a second gear---but these hubs are rare---and the price is what they bring---sam
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Old 09-14-05, 07:58 AM   #2
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How do you lace these?

There are 20 holes on drive side and 10 on the opposite side??
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Old 09-14-05, 08:03 AM   #3
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I don't really know why nobody else has jumped on this boat and made some new ones. I'd buy a 2-speed fixed hub updated with current tech. and materials.
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maybe it didnt work that well, and thats why they dont make them anymore.
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I think the degree of mechanical complexity combined with the extremely small potential audience would result in a hub that costs roughly eight squintillion dollars. Give or take.
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Someone on FGG has an adapter which turns SRAM 3-speeds into 2-speed fixed hubs- replaces the pawls with a single machined piece. New Sram 3-speed are pretty cheap, so if the replacement part is reasonable, it could be an option.

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Someone on FGG has an adapter which turns SRAM 3-speeds into 2-speed fixed hubs- replaces the pawls with a single machined piece. New Sram 3-speed are pretty cheap, so if the replacement part is reasonable, it could be an option.
where can I get more info?
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Old 09-14-05, 12:16 PM   #8
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where can I get more info?
FGG.

or here:

http://www.63xc.com/genng/bikesmith.htm
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I should add that Bikecult(N.Y.?) does a conversion on the old Bendix manuel 2 speeds to make them fixed.Two Bendix manuel 2-speeds are on ebat at present --search under cycling,2 speed ,and you will find the bikes they are on.Or maybe keep and eye out at yard sales for them---sam
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Old 09-14-05, 12:36 PM   #10
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The SRAM hack is at:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/arti...amwebster1.pdf

If anyone contacts mr webster, i'd be interested to hear how much he charges for the machined adapter.

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Old 09-14-05, 04:12 PM   #11
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Damn...... we got one of those out of the local junkyard when I was a kid .... bikes built out of parts, and the other kids always got the best ones ..... we often ended up with brakeless freewheel bikes, stop by crashing into a hedge lol.
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