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    Retro-direct Drivetrain???

    Anybody have any experience or exposure to a "retro-direct" drivetrain?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-Direct
    All the big hills in my new locale have me reconsidering fixedgear right now... well, not really.

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    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
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    Hit up the mechanics forum to see someone's retrodirect project. (search)

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    The King of Town manboy's Avatar
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    You do know it would be easier to use a 3-speed hub, right? If you look hard enough, I bet you could find a serviceable one at a thrift store.

    Still, I guess that's kind of interesting.

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    See also this thread from alt bikes.
    anyone ever build a 2speed hirondelle style

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    One doesn't build a retrodirect bike for practical reasons. Only for fun, 'cos they'll never be be problem-free or effective. And I doubt you would go up those hills all that fast pedaling backwards. They sure look like fun, though.
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