4972Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: Chosen Fixed/Free Hub
- Apr 14 4:04 PMI always thought there would be a big market for a cable operated
freewheel / neutral (in both directions) hub.
Squeeze a brake-lever and you get nothing? yeah, perfect for those
highly talented bmx'rs who can ride backwards but have to pedal
backwards because of the freewheel action. A neutral would allow them
to coast backwards without pedaling at all. Having to pedal reduces
the speed, balance and momentum and just isn't very graceful. Such a
hub would have to be bomb proof. I suppose you could accomplish
nearly the same thing by removing one set of pawls from an AW hub but
I don't see those hubs taking the kind of abuse bmx half pipe stunt
riders dish out to their bikes. Plus indicator chain sticking out
could be a problem.
You would need a good gyro for the tail whips and handle bar spins.
At 01:13 PM 4/14/2011, you wrote:
>How long until someone does a multi speed fixed-free hub again? Per
>my understanding BSA offered such a hub briefly and it is now a
>quite scarce collectors item even in GB.
>--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "pj"
> > Did we talk about this? I can't find mention of it in the archives.
> > Now joining SRAM and Affix in the "no-flip" fixed/free hub market
> is Chosen:
> > <http://www.chosen-hubs.com/pro.php?sid=79&tid=83&p_no=292>
> > or
> > http://tinyurl.com/4ybpoc5
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