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    Geared fixie. Crazy?

    I know about the Sturmey Archer hub. But I'm thinking derailleurs. My bike is a conversion so I could easily put a rear derailleur on there to tension the chain but would it work? I'm only about a week into riding fixed and it's not the coasting that I miss but the ability shift.

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    Wouldn't work. When you back pedal it would eat your derailleur. That being the first problem.
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    What Nagrom said. Someone has to invent a new deraileur system for that to happen.
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    It's been done, it's called a 2 speed crank. Works like an IGH 'cept gives the chainring 2 ratios. Latest incarnation is the Metropolis but they've been around since the teens.

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    Hmm. I see. My thinking was having a 2 ring road crank and using the RD as just a chain tensioner. Oh well. Thanks for the advice.

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    What is wong with the Sturmey if you want gears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mparker326 View Post
    What is wong with the Sturmey if you want gears?
    Way too easy.

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    The only problem with the Sturmey Archer is that I don't already own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
    The only problem with the Sturmey Archer is that I don't already own one.
    Alright, but the main problem with what you're suggesting is that it's not possible.

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    Didn't Mercier make a 3 speed fg? That worked and was possible
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    Yup, and it used an Sturmey Archer internally geared hub, not a derailleur as the OP is suggesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess View Post
    What Nagrom said. Someone has to invent a new deraileur system for that to happen.
    A fixed system with a functional shifting derailleur is theoretically impossible within reason/ sustainability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Alright, but the main problem with what you're suggesting is that it's not possible.
    And thats why my original post asked "will it work?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
    And thats why my original post asked "will it work?"
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
    The only problem with the Sturmey Archer is that I don't already own one.
    Fix THAT:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sturmey-Archer...1&keywords=s3x

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Joe View Post
    Hmm. I see. My thinking was having a 2 ring road crank and using the RD as just a chain tensioner. Oh well. Thanks for the advice.

    The Metropolis crank is an internal gear 2 speed crank ( ie. ring ) so you don't need the RD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    The Metropolis crank is an internal gear 2 speed crank ( ie. ring ) so you don't need the RD.
    So you could have a 6 speed fixie if you used the SA fixed hub? would there be any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoSS View Post
    So you could have a 6 speed fixie if you used the SA fixed hub? would there be any problems?
    The complete loss of simplicity that comes with riding a fixed gear, by using two internal-gears hubs at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjones View Post
    Has anyone tried one of these hubs, seems like there would have to be some backlash in the gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    Has anyone tried one of these hubs, seems like there would have to be some backlash in the gears.
    I've got one. There is a little backlash, but you get used to it. To me it is worth it to have 3 usable gears - 58, 70, and 93.


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    Front wheel: Sturmey Archer X-FD 70mm Drum brake, 36h, 3x 2.0 straight gauge spokes, Sun CR18 rim, brass nipples.
    Rear wheel: Sturmey Archer S3X 3sp fixed hub, 36h, 3x 2.0 straight gauge spokes, Sun CR18 rim, brass nipples.




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    I'm not so interested in gears that I'm looking to spend money on it but thanks for the heads up. I just thought I was on to something. It won't work, oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    Has anyone tried one of these [S3X] hubs, seems like there would have to be some backlash in the gears.
    There is a little lash, like riding a fixed gear with a slightly loose chain, but I don't find it bothersome.

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    Somewhere in my stash in Houston, I have a Dana three speed crank system? I imagine it "might" work with a fixed gear. I never got it hooked up to see if it the crank freewheeled or not. The main problem, it's ugly as hell.,,,,BD

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    It would be awesome to run ancient Campagnolo Corsa with a custom fixed cog.



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