[Yak] multi-speed fixed...
hmsachs at verizon.net
Sat Apr 11 06:29:54 CDT 2009
The Rivendell Quickbeam is designed around this concept: dual chainrings
and a flip-flop. It uses long semi-horizontal dropouts, so the brake
doesn't have to be readjusted. It is, however, a large wheel bike. I've
seen one or two on the road, with big smiles on the rider faces.
This Spring, there is supposed to appear a new version of the
SturmeyArcher 3-speed fixed gear from the 1950s. The new one is pictured
I use the original version on an early 50s "Ephgrave," thanks to a gift
decades ago from a friend. They are almost "unobtainium" now, so I'm
delighted that the new version is coming. It will have slightly wider
gear range, and I hope it will have a bit less back-lash than the
original. I think it will be a much nicer solution that the flip-flop
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