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    multiple gears on a fixed gear.. possible? or just plain dumb

    is it possible to have multiple gears on a fixed gear bike? has anyone done this before? i know it kinda goes against the whole "simplicity and low maintenance" philosophy of fixed gear bikes and all, just one of those "what if" things..
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    Sturmey Archer makes a 3 speed fixed gear hub.

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    surly dingle cogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butthole_Surfer View Post
    Sturmey Archer makes a 3 speed fixed gear hub.
    huh so i guess i wasn't crazy haha.. probably could have just google searched lol..

    anybody running one of those 3 gear hubs?
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    I will be running one in a couple months, just not not sure what frame I am going to use for the build. I am assuming I will need one with braze ons.

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    you could run the cable along the top tube and use velcro straps like i've seen some people do to run a rear brake on frames without brazons.. not sure how well it would work though
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    clamp-on cable guides.

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