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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by N8 v2.0, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Didn't Stinkyboy post this already... do you really miss him that much?
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I donno..?
     
  4. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Wow thats cool. I wonder what it is like to ride.
     
  5. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I bet it rides a lot like a real bike.

    I fail to see the point other than for cool factor.
     
  6. peter6061

    peter6061 Turbo Monkey

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    This has been posted many times.

    It rides with absolutely no flex in the rear end. Only one chain engages at a time because of it being impossible to coordinate the pawls between the two freewheels. This also creates a very instantanious engagement. (feels like a king hub even though it's just a couple freewheels). With chains on both sides, the frame is not allowed to flex to either side.

    Other than that, it doesn't do anything but look a little different. Eric always liked to try something different. For more information on it, check out the original on Eric's shop's website...

    Slippery Pig Website

    And yes, Stinky posted about the original a while back.
     
  7. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    It can be either fixed-gear or freewheel, depending on what side you choose to pedal on...

    Seriously, it's amazing how stuff evolves...SS develops as a reaction to all the gee-whiz tech side of mountain biking, and then grows into its own niche, which then tries to evolve into more complicated stuff, which is sort of missing the point of singlespeeding, no?

    MD

    Ed: I guess it's just an engineering/building/design exercise, and should be looked at in that light...
     
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    JRB Guest

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    Seems stupid, and kind of looks that way too.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I thought this thread was gonna be about me. :mad:
     
  10. patineto

    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    you gals & guys need to take a look at this
    Retro direct drive sistem basically is a "Automatic" Two speed sistem experiment, one of them run pedaling forward, the other engage when you pedal backward.


    the Video is also really fun.
     
  11. menachite

    menachite Monkey

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    The Slippery Pig is the best shop in the entire Phoenix metro valley. Well except for maybe the Bike Barn.