How about referring to all non freewheel bikes as "Spinners". Could
apply to the whole class.
Seems to fit as the big difference is that the rider has to keep the
legs spinning as long as the bike is moving.
Differentiate by terms such as single speed spinners, x speed
spinners and CVT spinners. Spinner is IMO less of a mouth full
than "derailleur". ;-)
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com
, Mike Bullis
> Over at www.fixedgeargallery.com, I put forth to the group that I
really shouldn't call a 'multispeed fixed gear hub' a 'fixed' gear,
because it ain't in the true sense of the word. One person came up
with one that I really liked and that was 'grixed' for 'multiGeaR
fIXED'. Thought it was kinda catchy.
> Best I can come up with for the Nu Vinci quickly is CVTixed. 8-)
> --- On Wed, 10/29/08, Rich Wood <astronut1001@...> wrote:
> From: Rich Wood <astronut1001@...>
> Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] A Very Wierd Bike Idea
> To: Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 1:08 AM
> Per the NuVinci tech manual the CVT hub does not incorporate a
> freewheel. The freewheel function is provided by a standard single
> speed freewheel which mounts on a internally splined adapter
> which then mounts on the hub.
> With minor machining to allow installation of a fixed gear lock
> and sprocket on the adapter it appears that it would be possible
> build a "fixed gear" bike with a continuously variable 350% range
> transmission. Sounds wierd, and a contradiction in terms, I know
> it certainly looks possible if the tech manual information is
> correct. Not going to see one of those on every corner I am sure ;-
> Maybe with the new "fixed gear" three speed hub from Sunrace
> Archer in the works, and looking like it will actually be
> need to develop a new term for freewheelless bikes. Any candidates?
> Rich Wood