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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
My brain isn't working really well but what if you crossed the chain on one side, say the left one. So the chain would go from the top of the cog to the bottom of the chainring? Would that make the left freewheel a "southpaw"?

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Naw, if you crossed the left one it'd bind while pedalling forwards and coast while pedallig backwards. Or if you crossed the right one it'd coast forwards and bind backwards.

I was thinking about that double-chain retro direct more and it seems like a really slick way to make the drivetrain more solid. The hardest thing would be finding enough room to cross the chain (the chainstay would get in the way) and keeping the crossed chain from rubbing against itself.
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