Because I can ride fixie on this hub, most importantly.
Secondly, I am doing about 25 miles on my other fixed right now, but am limited and unable to go to the next distance echelon because the north shore of Long Island is about as hilly as it gets. I'm hoping this will allow me to get to speed faster at flat land and take on some bigger elevations where I'm burning myself out.
Mercier Kilo TT Stripper in RAW, Schwinn Madison 2008 Blue, Leader 725tr, Brassknuckle, Leader 722, Traitor Ruben
Not to steal your thunder, but I have to say thank you for opening my eyes to the fact that you can get quite creative with a bar end shifter...it doesn't necessarily have to be installed in the handlebars... I might have to undertake a new project...
So I'm finishing a build and all I can think about is how much of a shame it'll be to run a cable from my horns down to my Sturmey 3speed internal back hub, affixed to the frame with zip ties! Ugh!
Ever finish it up? I went coaster brake. My bike had cable stops for a rear brake so I used those and a fulcrum clip. You can just see the cable at the top of the picture. Gotta paint over the "one" and make it a "three"