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Old 02-03-06, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by boots

what does this mean? it sounds interesting.
Imagine a Sturmey Archer 3 speed coastining hub. Same concept, except only 2 gears, and the hub also happens to be fixed. With the 1:1 ratio, you feel like you're riding whatever ratio is afforded by your chainring/cog size. When you shift gears, the internal gearing reduces the effective ratio by 25%, it feels somthing like gaining 1.5 to 2 teeth on your cog (based on my friend's explanation).

If you don't want "on the fly" shifting, or don't like the look of a top/downtube shifter, it should be easy to create some sort of push button or cam mechanism near the hub to keep the bike uncluttered.

My friend's system works pretty well.
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