so... ever so often I will spy (most recently on a bmx site) a bicycle with the chain ring/drive train on the left versus the traditional right...
I am curious why this is?
Is there a particular reason to do so?
bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion
huh, the only reason i've ever heard given is one dude who said he picks his bike up with his left hand because his right arm...he can't do it with his right arm for whatever reason, so he uses his left. and then right side drive = messy shirt.
If you're doing a fixed gear conversion of an old road bike, you can sometimes get a better chainline by flipping the bottom bracket spindle around. If you don't feel like taking the bottom bracket apart, you could just swap the crankarms and reverse the back wheel. Backpedaling tightens the cog on the hub this way, too, which seems like a good idea to some folks.