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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 08-03-07, 02:43 PM   #1
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3 ratios, 2 chains, 1 crazy hack

From the font of bikey goodness, www.SheldonBrown.com, the fixed-fixed-free bike.

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Old 08-03-07, 02:53 PM   #2
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I hope that one day all of Sheldon's crazy bikes are preserved in a Sheldon Brown museum of some sort.
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Oh man. I'd like to work on Sturmy Archer hubs now.
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that makes my head spin
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I tried to figure this out and I'm pretty sure I just pulled a muscle in my brain.
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In a way it's surprising that more unique/innovative gear mechanisms have never caught on in any way. The fact that this is *so* unique to people is almost more weird than the bike itself.
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what.
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In a way it's surprising that more unique/innovative gear mechanisms have never caught on in any way.
Why would they? If you can make something that does the job in one step, why use something that does the same job in 5? It's like trying to build a better mousetrap.

Not trying to downplay the coolness of this, I just don't really understand this comment.
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(cough)

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Sorry about that. Still, that's only one thread per chain.
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Why would they? If you can make something that does the job in one step, why use something that does the same job in 5? It's like trying to build a better mousetrap.

Not trying to downplay the coolness of this, I just don't really understand this comment.
If you want to understand the comment, just look at your own analogy. Have you really only seen one type of mousetrap?
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