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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 10-03-08, 08:07 AM   #1
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Trek single cross

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Old 10-03-08, 09:44 AM   #2
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....i'd hit it!
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Old 10-03-08, 10:18 AM   #3
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How does that belt get on there?
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Old 10-03-08, 11:17 AM   #4
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It's great until you need to change the gear ratio.
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Old 10-03-08, 12:47 PM   #5
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How does that belt get on there?
the seatstay and the chainstay aren't connected. you can see that they are two separate pieces that are threaded onto the axle separately here.

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It's great until you need to change the gear ratio.
"Brown was equipped with a few "cog" options so he could make a final gearing selection at the race once he saw the course."


Looks like gearing is changeable with extra cogs.
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Old 10-03-08, 03:59 PM   #7
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This solves the problem of the previous designs with the eccentric hub. I wish this was adaptable to older bikes. I would not mind having a belt driven commuter.
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Do I see a big old ding in that chainstay?

I'm still not completely sold on belts, but I will say that I'm coming around on the idea.
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is that 'ding' for the crank arm? that was my guess.
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crankarm/heel/ankle clearance
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they need to do a 'single tarck' version of their soho ss
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they need to do a 'single tarck' version of their soho ss
that's not really the consumer demographic they are going after. they actually have some ridiculous tarckmobile with a totally different frame and geometry, i think it was featured on BikeSnob.
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holy crap, that thing is awesome.
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