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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 06-23-06, 12:20 PM   #1
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no-weld SRAM 3 speed fixed hub

looks like this guy figured how to do it by just replacing the pawl carrier with a homemade part.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006...hamWebster.htm

can't really say i want one myself, but cool idea.
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Old 06-23-06, 12:24 PM   #2
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That's really neat
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I want one.
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I sort of know a guy who has done that with a Sachs hub. He mailed the thing to Paraguay, probably to be modified by that same guy. He put it on a steamroller, and I test rode it. It only has two speeds, and the low gear has a lot of slop from the hub. I didn't try skidding on it, because I didn't ask. It felt solid though.

Someone really needs to make a purpose-built multi-speed fixed hub. It would really be great for urban commuting. I bet that it would be possible to get all or most of the slop out of the hub if it was made to be fixed, rather than converted.
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sweet design. I'd love to get the specs on how much cable it needs to pull and to do it as a brifter or an indexed barcon or something with only 3 stops, that gripshift setup is oooogly.
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Yeah, this would be more like it:
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sweet design. I'd love to get the specs on how much cable it needs to pull and to do it as a brifter or an indexed barcon or something with only 3 stops, that gripshift setup is oooogly.
Send him an email. I met Graham last summer while I was commuting on the W&OD. He was in town for a forestry seminar and was riding a folder. He's a really nice guy.
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