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Old 10-17-05, 11:04 AM
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using two freewheels on single speed (fixed?)

So I was reading the retrodirect drive thread (so cool), and I came up with this thought: I have a fixed gear with a fixed/fixed hub. What if I took off the fixed cog, put on TWO freewheels, and added ANOTHER chain? I guess the left freewheel would spin (freewheel) when I was going forward, and the other when I was going backward. Like a fixed gear, right? I'd be able to skip and skid? only I'd also be able to freewheel when not pedaling. Plus, I could accelerate and skid in different gear ratios. Would that work?

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Old 10-17-05, 11:28 AM
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Nope.
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Old 10-17-05, 11:30 AM
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It'd work great if you want to ride both forwards and backwards. But your fixed gear can already do that.
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Old 10-17-05, 11:31 AM
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No, you'll actually end up with a fixed geared bike. You will not be able to freewheel.
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Old 10-17-05, 11:38 AM
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Well, it just wont work....
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Note that a freewheel will turn at the same speed you are pedaling, or faster. It will not turn at a slower speed than you are pedaling. Or, if you roll the bike backwards, it will move the pedals backwards.

However, my G/F's 1969 Schwinn Typhoon has what she was recently told is a bendix 2 speed hub. When I have to move her bike out of the way & roll it backwards - the pedals do not move.
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Old 10-17-05, 01:19 PM
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forget freewheelin good idea but no
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